It’s Bake Sale Day

German Apple Cake from the Joy of Vegan Baking by Collene Patrick-Goudreau

I just dropped off apple cake at the Triangle for Austin Bakes for Bastrop. We’re aiming to raise $10,000 for the survivors of the Texas wildfires.

I knew I wanted to make apple cake because it’s the time in between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur known as the Days of Wwe. And apple cake is a traditional dish served this time of year. I asked on twitter if anyone had a good apple cake recipe, and several people recommended the German Apple Cake in The Joy of Vegan Baking.

It’s a really good cake, but it’s not the cake I was looking for. Jewish Apple Cake is much thicker than this. At least four inches thick (the Joy of Vegan Baking recipe is maybe an inch and a half thick). It’s made in a Bundt pan (not a springform pan). And it has apples grated into the cake (not just on top). If you have a vegan recipe like that, pass it my way.

Even though this isn’t the cake I was looking for, it was a delicious mistake. Hop on down to the grassy area at the Triangle to grab a piece before it’s all gone!

UPDATE: We raised over $12,500! http://austinbakes.wordpress.com/2011/10/02/thank-you-austin/

12 thoughts on “It’s Bake Sale Day

  1. This looks gorgeous, and I’m so impressed that a bakesale raised 12.5k in a day!

    I’m so glad you commented on my blog so I could find yours- it’s amazing!

    • Thanks! Honestly, I’m really impressed, too. There’s a really well organized blogging community here in Austin. But a few people really go above and beyond putting on these events.

  2. congrats on a great start to the fundraising! I like your restaurant guide by the way. My mother-in-law lives in the Dallas-area, so this will be helpful the next time I go visit her. :)

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