Ever dream of a cake without all the added sugar and calories? Well you’re in luck! The Vegedeco Salad Café in Nagoya, Japan has created “salad cakes” that look like traditional butter cream cakes but are made entirely of vegetables.
The Vegedeco Salad Café produce these guilt-free cakes using a sponge base made of soy powder, eggs and vegetable oil, along with layers of marinated, diced and cooked vegetables such as celery, carrots and radishes. Then frosting made from tofu and natural vegetable colouring is added to give the cakes their exquisite, colourful design.
All of the salad cakes are gluten free, low-carb and include a whole serving of vegetables. The cakes are not sweet but rather provide the fresh flavors of the vegetables within.
Vegedeco Salad Café Owner, Mitsuki Moriyasu, invented the salad cakes for her sons who have food allergies. She said, “We had homemade meals as I wanted them to eat lots of vegetables, and not take too much sugar. I decided I wanted to make something that looks cute, and also has lots of vegetables. So I made a cake – but with lots of veggies.”
Mitsuki Moriyasu’s customers love the health and beauty benefits of the cakes as well as the surprising flavors.
Who would have thought there would be such a thing as a guilt-free cake!