Tempeh Cake

From Nerd Meets Food | Main Dishes | American

cal Calories 278kcal
High fat Total Fat 13g
High sat-fat Saturated Fat 8g
High chol Cholesterol 59mg
Low sodium Sodium 102mg
carbs Total Carbohydrate 34g
Serving size 266g Calories from fat 121kcal Fiber 5g Protein 7g Sugar 5g


  • The cake:
  • 1/5 lb of Tempeh
  • 4 medium carrots
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 medium onion
  • A couple of cloves of garlic
  • 1 chicken egg

  • The icing:
  • 5 medium potatoes (yukon gold preferred)
  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 tbsp of Chipotle adobo sauce
  • Saffron
  • Cherry tomatoes of various colors (for garnish)
  • Some cilantro or parsley


  1. Crumble the tempeh in a ziplock back.
  2. Once done add it in a large metal bowl and season.
  3. Peel and cut and boil the potatoes.
  4. Once boiled, drain them.
  5. Add half a stick (or more) of butter.
  6. Mash them and slowly add the cream until they look smooth and creamy.
  7. Dice the rest of the vegetation: carrots, red pepper, green pepper, onion and the garlic.
  8. Add some olive oil in the pan and start sautéing the veggies.
  9. Add some soy sauce to the tempeh, add the sauté veggies and mix well.
  10. Add an chicken egg.
  11. Add half of the mixture in a 9 dish pan to form the first half of the cake.
  12. Flip this on top of a baking pan on a piece of parchment paper and repeat the steps for the rest of the mixture.
  13. Bake at 350F until it is golden brown and delicious
  14. Take some of the chipotle adobo sauce and add it in the sweet potato mashers. and mix it.
  15. The sweet potato mix will be the cake filling. So added on the first layer of the cake.
  16. Spread it with a spatula or a butter knife.
  17. Place the second layer on top and now it is time for the icing on the cake.
  18. The mashed potatoes will be used as an icing. Add the entire batch of the top. It is very important to have the potatoes cooled. If not they are so sticky and gummy they will never work.
  19. Decorate with the cherry tomatoes. And by the way that’s the reason I think are called cherry tomatoes: to substitute cherries in this applications.


  • If you are not vegan, you can substitute the tempeh with your favorite meatloaf recipe.