This vegan Hummingbird Cake from SweetArt was the star of our Thai One On Supper Club Saturday night! When I host non-vegans, not only do I want everyone to have a good time, but I want the vegan food to be accessible (meaning not too "weird") and delicious. Thanks to this cake, vegan cooking scored a lot of points with our guests! The beautifully decorated cream cheese frosting covered five layers of moist, flavorful cake with banana, nuts, and pineapple. Our guests couldn't believe it was vegan, and some even went back for seconds.
SweetArt will open very soon in the Shaw neighborhood. The website indicates that many items can be ordered vegan, and based on the Hummingbird Cake, Reine really knows what she's doing in the vegan baking department. For those of us who don't, there's no need to skip dessert any longer.
By the way, thanks to everyone for your comments on my earlier post about our Thai meal. I did end up adding red bell peppers to the curry for color and cilantro throughout. The meal was exotic, flavorful, and genuinely seemed to be a hit. As I mentioned previously, our guests contributed many of the dishes, and most of them chose to make vegan versions of Thai dishes! Here's how the menu turned out.
Thai Mango Passion Cocktail
Spicy Thai Pineapple Lettuce Wraps
Thai Green Salad
Spinach and Mushrooms with Coconut Milk
Evil Jungle Prince
Noodle Salad with Spicy Peanut Sauce
Red Curry with Winter Vegetables and Cashews
Here's a final shot of the cake, for breakfast with coffee. Mmm.
Photo at the top of the post taken by MD.