Vegetarian Journal's Foodservice Update

Vegetarian Journal's Foodservice Update
Healthy Tips and Recipes for Institutions
Volume XI, Number 2                Spring 2003

Vegetarian Quantity Recipes

Recipe Index

- Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake
- Orange and White Potato Cilantro Pancakes

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

Copyright: Nancy Berkoff
Makes two 13x9-inch single layer cakes (8 slices per cake)

Use prepared vegan mayonnaise to make this moist chocolate cake. Prepare a double batch and freeze for later use.

Ingredients Measure
Vegetable oil spray to cover pan
All purpose flour 5 cups
Dry vegan sweetener 3 cups
Baking soda 4 teaspoons
Unsweetened cocoa powder 1 cup
Vegan mayonnaise 2 cups
Water 2-2/3 cups
Vanilla extract 2 teaspoons


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray two 13x9-inch pans with oil and set aside. Sift flour, sweetener, baking soda, and cocoa powder together. Place in a large bowl. One at a time, add mayonnaise, water, and vanilla, mixing well between ingredients. When all the ingredients are well combined, pour batter into baking pans. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

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Orange And White Potato Cilantro Pancakes

Makes about 24 pancakes                  Copyright: Nancy Berkoff

This is a new twist on traditional potato pancakes. Prepare a double recipe and freeze some for later use.

Ingredients Measure
Silken tofu 4 Tablespoons
Deseeded, chopped fresh chilies 4 Tablespoons
Peeled, grated fresh ginger 1 Tablespoon
Fresh lemon or lime juice 1/8 cup
Fresh lemon or lime zest 1 Tablespoon
Cooled mashed sweet potatoes 2 cups
Cooled mashed white potatoes 6 cups
Chopped fresh cilantro leaves 1 cup


In a small bowl, whisk together tofu, chilies, ginger, juice, and zest. Set aside. In a large bowl, mix together sweet and white potatoes and cilantro until well combined. Add tofu mixture and mix well. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Form into patties. Spray a large sauté pan with oil and allow to heat. Cook pancakes, Vegetable oil spray to cover pan turning once or twice, until both sides are golden and heated throughout.

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Excerpts from the Spring 2003 Issue:
Hale and Hearty Vegan Entrées
Food Service Hotline
Vegan Food Products
Vegetarian Quantity Recipes

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