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Have Your Cake and Vegan Too: 50 Dazzling and Delicious Cake Creations

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From sweet berry shortcakes and decadent chocolate treats to quick-and-easy coffee cakes and multilayered birthday extravaganzas, this book is packed with everything you need to make mouthwatering vegan cakes. It offers tips galore on:

•perfect moisture and texture
•creamy frostings and fillings
•simple substitutions
Paperback, 144 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by Ulysses Press
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Mar 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Mmmm. Cake. Requested this from the library thinking I'd create a birthday treat for myself - as well as to share :-) - but alas it arrived just afterwards by which time I was all sugared out. Now I have to return it since it was a 2 week loan. Let me just say however that the recipes look spectacular! Each recipe has a full color photo that fills an entire page (not that common in most of the vegan cook cooks I own). On the opposing page are clearly laid out instructions. There are all kinds of ...more
Mar 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: vegan, cookbooks
Plenty of easy, classic recipes as well as some more fancy, complicated recipes. Looks like a good cookbook!
Susan Erhardt
Oct 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cookbooks
I liked that the recipes didn't call for flour (or other ingredients, for that matter) that I'd have to seek out at the health food store.
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Told my roommate to pick out a cake for me to make today- he chose the Pappy's Pistachio Tea Cake. While it was moist and yummy, it was kind of a let down- I expected it be taste more like pistachios, and it was kind of an expensive cake for my broke butt (an entire container of cream cheese, a bag of pistachios and half of my fair trade organic chocolate bar? This cake cost like $10 to make!). I'd like to play with it more if it didn't call for costly ingredients that I don't usually have on ha ...more
Sep 19, 2011 rated it liked it
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Vegan Baking. I liked that the recipes could accommodate a variety of vegan ingredients, so that home chefs could use the milk-substitute or margarine-substitute of their choice (handy for those of us who only make the occasional vegan dish and thus have cupboards that aren't as well stocked as a vegan chef otherwise might). The selection of cakes seemed pretty good, too (rice cooker cakes!) though I really only tried the PB-banana cake ("nutty 'nana snack cake")--I'd make it again, especially s ...more
Aug 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011
Although the title does not indicate this, there are some delicious gluten free recipes in this book. I am a newly gluten free former vegetarian. I enjoy vegan food, and I am intrigued by the chemistry of baking. I love how Kris Holechek explains how to decide what to substitute for eggs or all-purpose flour in different types of baked goods. The only negative things I could possibly say about this book are (1) It is pretty short for a cookbook, and (2) A lot of recipes call for tofu, to which I ...more
Anoush Emrazian
Jul 06, 2016 rated it liked it
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Kris begins the book by giving some great information about how Vegan baking is different than conventional baking and what substitutions need to be made and for which reasons. A huge variety of cakes are presented although none looked much different from what I've seen before. Not a fan of the use of silken tofu in several cakes.

I think I'll try the Chocolate Crumb Cake (p. 38), Peanut Butter Chocolate Dream Cake (p. 77), My-oh-meyer Lemon Bundt Cake (p. 33).
Jan 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
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I don't own this, I took it out of the library during a baking binge. I made a couple of the cakes and the instructions were very clear and the cakes turned out brilliantly. There was a nice variety of cakes for any occasion. Highly recommend.
Sep 15, 2011 rated it liked it
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Although I haven't tried any of the recipes yet, I know for a fact that this short, sweet book is full of beautiful colour photographs which make their corresponding recipes even less resistible! The numerous GF options make this book even more appealing.
Virginia Hill
Nov 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
I've made several of these cakes so far and they've all been excellent!
Aug 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Very good recipes. A lot of fun to try them out (and taste).
Apr 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Awesome explanations of what actual ingredients do in the baking process!!
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Kris Holechek Peters grew up in her grandmother's kitchen, absorbing every flavor and technique until she was able to perfect her grandmother's favorite baking recipes. When she became vegan, Kris learned to create those old family favorites and exciting new baked treats without using any animal products.

Kris lives in the Midwest with her kitties and an excessively large collection of Bundt pans.
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