Thursday, August 28, 2008

Vegan Desserts.

Yes, it can be done. A luscious pie, a sweet piece of cake or chewy cookie made without eggs, butter or milk! I'm not much of a baker but I realized I have to be friends with my oven when it comes to dessert. Being a vegan, I can't always go to any market or restaurant and buy or order dessert. I have to make my own or go to a store that specializes in vegan baked goods (Mani's Bakery in L.A. have vegan desserts.) But I don't mind having to bake because making your own means you can share with the ones you love or even have a whole cake to yourself, which is what I've done on occassion. ;)

These are just a sampling of vegan desserts I've made over the past year and a half.

Cherry Crumble Pie. I think this is one of the first vegan desserts I've ever made. I made sure to use a store bought pie crust that had no animal ingredients in it. A good one is Marie Callenders brand that you can find in your grocer's freezer. Recipe here.

Dulce Sin Leche cupcakes from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. These are gorgeous. A moist cupcake with a coconut-caramely flavor and a coconut buttercream topping.

Rum Raisin Cake with Rummy Buttercream. This recipe is from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World as well. I just doubled the recipe and made a cake from it.

Mini Cake Donuts. These are unbelievable. Recipe here.

Almond Rosewater Cookies. So soft and chewy and buttery! I veganized a recipe I found here. I substituted Earth Balance margarine for the butter and added sugar for sweetness.

Chocolate Chip Cookies. Gotta have these in your cookie jar at all times.

Peanut Butter Mousse pie with gobs of peanut butter, pretzel pieces and chocolate ganache drizzle. Pie recipe here.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies. I've posted about these before but because they are so amazing I had to share these again. Recipe here.


Jolinda said...

Hi! Thanks for posting about my peanut butter pie recipe! With your permission, I'd love to use your photo on my website. With a link back to your site, or course. Let me know! P.S. I LOVE 99 Ranch too! :)

Maria Maria said...

i have never made a pie from scratch before so i thought it would be good to start with one where i only had to worry about one crust. this was delicious! i used sour cherries from the farmers market, didnt transfer all the juices, and it was perfect! there was a bit extra topping left over, not too much though. i would definitely recommend this recipe - with a side of vanilla ice cream of course! consulta por internet medico por internet pediatra por internet medico por internet doctor por internet dermatologo por internet veterinario por internet veterinario por internet psychologist online consulta por internet abogado por internet abogado por internet abogado por internet abogado por internet abogado por internet psicologo por internet doctor por internet psicologo por internet abogado por internet abogado por internet Wonderful. I didn't think the topping was too much. I used frozen cherries and covered the pie after the initial 30 min. Next time I will try without sugar as other reviews have suggested and try a little more tapioca as I think the pie was a little bit runny (perhaps because of the frozen cherries). Overall excellent.