October 05, 2011

Do you want cake?


Lovely lemon pound cake with blueberry topping

My daughter-in-law is not a vegetarian, but she goes out of her way to find delicious vegan recipes to serve to her veg family members. And that includes cake. She used to claim that she wasn't a good baker, but I don't think anyone who has tried her confections would believe that. Her vegan cakes are amazing.


Dad is Great chocolate cake

She found a copy of Kris Holechek's baking book, "Have Your Cake and Vegan Too" at the library, and created fabulous cakes, two of which I've pictured here.



I think you should go buy this book, but if you want a little taste first, you can go to Amazon and take a peek inside the book. There are quite a few recipes you can look at — or try — to get a feel for the book. (I get nothing for sending you there. I'm just providing a convenient link.) Happy baking!

20 comments:

  1. Yes! That pound cake is especially inviting.

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  2. Me. I do I do. But I can't have it yet because I'm on that silly Engine 2 plan. I'm living vicariously for that cake. Question why ar there only 3 candles on the Dad is great cake? He is a very young dad.

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  3. Lemon and blueberries are such a great flavor combination, especially when a cake is involved! Yum!

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  4. Well now I want cake! The lemon pound cake looks especially delicious.

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  5. Yes please! I don't eat enough cake, (even though I look like I do :D Something about lemon and blueberry combo is so scrumptious. The chocolate cake is pretty spectacular too. Your daughter in law is obviously very modest!

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  6. Dawn,
    It was really delicious!

    GiGi,
    Well, he is a young dad, but that's not why. I think there was a candle shortage that night. These things happen.

    Andy,
    I agree! I agree!

    Vegan.in.brighton,
    The cake was a winner. I'm thinking of buying the cookbook!

    Rose,
    I've never been a big cake eater, but I have to say, these two cakes were awfully good. In fact, I find myself wanting to make a lemon cake at this very moment!

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  7. Ooh, I've been hoarding this book at work (shh!) just to ogle the pictures. I should probably just buy it, and then make cakes for no reason! There are a lot of delicious recipes in there.

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  8. Oh my, I could definitely go for some of that chocolate cake!

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  9. Oh, yes, I most definitely want cake!

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  10. Foodfeud,
    I agree. You should probably buy it. Me too.

    Molly,
    Either one would work for me.

    Zoa,
    Who wouldn't?

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  11. I'm crossing my fingers that if my daughter-in-laws aren't vegetarians, then they are as sweet as yours.

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  12. Jenny,
    I hope so, too. :)

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  13. Yes I want cake! Yes!

    Both of then look beautiful, though I'm especially partial to the chocolate one.... wow.

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  14. I have Kris's first book, and it's fabulous. Can't wait to go peek at this one, too.

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  15. MeShell,
    It's the lemon cake for me, but really, they were both perfect!

    Ricki,
    I may have to get this book.

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  16. Those cakes look amazing. I recently got this book but haven't made anything from it yet you have inspired me to make something from it soon.

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  17. Ohmygoshimvegan,
    I think you should start with the lovely lemon pound cake. I'm pretty sure you'll like it! :)

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  18. That chocolate cake looks AMAZING!

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  19. Oh, I love me some pound cake. I think I will try Amazon's "loo inside" feature and see if I like the book. :)

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  20. Mo,
    And it was!

    Christina,
    I'm not sure I really remember the taste of pound cake, but this cake tasted like what I think is the memory.

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