Archive for January, 2009

Vegan Dumpster Plum Cake

plums1I dumpstered a bunch of plums, but I knew we wouldn’t eat them all so I made an upside-down plum cake to use them up. The cake turned out pretty well but next time I’ll definitely use a bigger pan. If I’d used a wider pan I would have been able to fit in more plums and the cake would have cooked more evenly. As it was, it took forever for the middle to bake completely. Baking never has been my strong point…


  • 1 1/2 c flour
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 c any kind of juice (or water)
  • 1/3 c oil
  • 1 Tbsp white vinegar
  • as many dumpster plums as you can fit in the pan, pitted and sliced

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.

In a separate bowl, combine oil, vinegar, and juice. For mine I used some blueberry/pomegranate juice that my friend bought and didn’t like. It made the batter an awesome pink color.

Quickly mix wet ingredients into dry, stirring quickly to combine ingredients well and get out the big lumps.

Arrange fruit slices on bottom of pan.


Pour into pan on top of the fruit.

Bake for 25-35 minutes or until golden on top and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Baking time will depend on pan size. Let it rest for at least half an hour before you attempt to invert it onto a plate.

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Vegan Dumpster French Toast


A lot of vegan french toast recipes use bananas, but I just don’t get it. When you use bananas it makes everything taste like… bananas. I want to taste french toast, so here’s what I do.


  • dumpster bread, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1/2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • soymilk
  • margarine/oil
  • dumpster fruit, optional

In a bowl mix the flour and sugar together while whisking in the soymilk. Slowly add soymilk until you have a smooth, thin batter then stir in the vanilla. Heat the margarine in a pan. Dip a slice of bread in the batter, coating both sides, and fry on each side until golden brown. Serve with slices of dumpster fruit, a little powdered sugar, and maple syrup. This makes about 4 pieces of french toast so you can multiply the ingredients to your liking.

Delicious vegan french toast with no unwanted banana taste!


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Hey, Garbage Pail Kids

Just wanted to apologize for my lack of updates and let you know that some new posts are coming your way this week.

Happy Diving!

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