Mini Vegan Chlorella Bundt Cakes
By Brandi Black, RHN
Nothing says “the holidays are here!” quite like baking a festive bundt cake. These mini chlorella bundt cakes are soft, sweet, and a perfect treat for the holidays. Made with plant based and antioxidant rich ingredients such as unsweetened applesauce, matcha green tea powder and Sun Chlorella Powder, this recipe will help your holiday baking become healthier.
Known for being a nutrient dense green algae, chlorella powder may not seem like a typical cake baking ingredient. However, adding chlorella to cake or muffin batter is an easy “ health hack” for adding a vitamin and mineral boost to your baking and staying nourished during the holidays. When blended with other flavors and used in moderate amounts, you’d never know there was a powerful green superfood in your cake. You can even add chlorella powder to savory holiday dishes, like mashed potatoes.
For this recipe, you’ll need a few pieces of special equipment: a bundt cake pan, a sheet pan, and an electric mixer.
What’s the Difference Between a Bundt Cake and a Regular Cake?
Bundt cakes aren’t associated with one specific recipe, but get their name from being cooked in bundt cake pans— which are a type of decorative cake mold.
Bundt cake pans come in all different sizes and designs, which yield beautiful looking cakes that can be decorated and iced in many different ways. The major benefit of using bundt cake pans over regular cake pans is that they’re a foolproof way to make visually appealing, perfectly baked masterpieces. No pastry chef training is required!
A bundt cake pan is round and has a signature donut-shape with a hole in the center, which exposes the cake batter to the oven’s temperature to be cooked more evenly and quickly.
Since the cake batter is exposed to higher temperatures in a bundt cake pan than a regular cake pan, dense, moist cake batters (such as coffee cakes) work best for baking bundt cakes.
How to Decorate Mini Chlorella Bundt Cakes
To decorate these mini chlorella bundt cakes, we used pre-made vegan vanilla frosting. Feel free to get creative with the decorating if you have other festive ingredients on hand, such as little pieces of crushed candy canes. You may even want to try whipping up your own vegan frosting at home with ingredients such as vegan butter, powdered sugar, and coconut milk.
Now, it’s time to put on your favorite holiday tunes and get the baking started.
Mini Vegan Chlorella Bundt Cakes Recipe
Author: Brandi Black, RHN