Vegan Cakes and Cupcakes

Dozens of recipes for luscious, delicious vegan cakes, cupcakes, buttercreams and other frostings that have featured on the blog over the years.

Wholegrain Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake with Chocolate Orange Glaze

Low-Fat Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake (and it’s whole wheat too!)

I had been craving — deeply, darkly, intensely craving — something chocolate-y. I woke up in the mornings thinking of a rich, moist chocolate cake drowning in frosting. I went to bed at night and dreamed of plates stacked high with fudgy brownies. And in between all I wanted to do was dig my teeth into a…

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Strawberry Bread, a whole-wheat, low-fat, vegan bread

Strawberry Bread

Spring is almost synonymous with rich, red strawberries bursting with tart-sweet flavor and more goodness than anything so delicious oughta have. Desi, who loves berries, is always coming home with armfuls of them, and although neither he nor Jay can get enough of them, there are always more to use up before they go bad. That’s…

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Cupcakes

Pumpkin Cheesecake Cupcakes

It was a dark, stormy night in Savai Vere, Goa. The decaying Portuguese-era mansion on the hill was shrouded in grey clouds and sheets of rain, and the wind creeping in through the cracked stained-glass windows made eerie, whistling sounds. Chhaya, on a visit to see her cousin Sadu and his family in this, her mother’s ancestral home, shivered…

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Banana Chia Cake

Wholegrain Banana Chia Cake with Crumb Topping

That name’s a mouthful, I know, but wait until you can stuff some of this incredible treat into your mouth. You will be trilling out that name out over and over again, effortlessly. Honest. My Whole Wheat Banana Chia Cake with Crumble Topping is really quite divine and a revelation. It’s healthy with the wholesome goodness of wholegrain,…

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Banana Coffee Cake

Banana Coffee Cake with Chocolate Streusel

So have you ever wondered what it is with all this trend-driven food blogging? The other day I came across an article with tips for successful food blogging, one of which was to watch Google Trends to see what recipes are trending so you can cook and share those and draw visitors to your blog…

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Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes with Raspberry Hearts

Valentine’s Day is special to me because it’s the day I married the love of my life. So each year, when this day rolls around, I try to find ways to make it even more special than every wonderful day I spend with him. And by now I know that the easiest way to put…

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Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Chai-Spiced Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Thanksgiving is a time to take stock. Of the good things in life, of blessings big, small, and so tiny that you don’t really think about them much but for which you still are grateful, deep in your heart. As I ponder my life over the past year, I see so many things to be…

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Vegan Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Right now, my garden is aflame with a brilliant butterfly weed, orange-smoothie hibiscus flowers with hearts of blood, pink and white echinacea blooms, pink and yellow dahlias, snow-white daisies and yellow daisies, lavender clematis and delicately hued hollyhocks, to name just a few. Desi and I bought our fixer-upper home during the hot housing market…

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Chocolate Bread Recipe, Vegan and made with Whole Wheat

Chocolate Bread

Because one just can’t get enough chocolate, here’s another delicious way to stuff it into your tummy: Chocolate Bread. I came across a Chocolate Bread recipe in the Fannie Farmer Baking Book which, if you didn’t know about it, is an American classic often referred to as a baker’s Bible because it is packed cover…

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Apple Cake

Whole-Wheat Apple Cake

Desi loves himself some apple pie and each time we go grocery shopping together he will stop by the apples and wonder how long it has been since he had some. But the last time I gave in, I was not too sure I wanted to bake a pie. Because I am on a healthy…

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Cucumber Cake

Low-Fat Cucumber Cake, Indian-Style

It’s sweltering here in the northeast, and in most of the country. But a steady crop of cucumbers from the vines I planted in my backyard garden this spring are helping us keep our cool. I’ve been slicing them into pitchers of water, chopping them up into salads and raitas, and just eating them fresh…

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Oreo cake

Chocolate Oreo Cake

New Year’s resolutions about eating skinny are for the new year. For now I give you this scrumptious Chocolate Oreo Cake.Early on in a new vegan’s journey comes the delicious discovery that Oreo cookies– yes, those gorgeous little black-and-white nuggets of chocolaty goodness– are vegan. And life is never quite the same again.We all can…

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Lemon Poppyseed Cake

Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake with a Lemon Glaze

A plump, golden Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake with a Lemon Glaze is what I have for you today. After all these years of baking vegan cakes and cupcakes, I am still amazed at how easy it is to eliminate animal products like butter, cream and egg and still get a perfectly moist, airy and…

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Vegan Banana Cake with Peanut Butter frosting

Banana Cake With Peanut Butter Frosting: Love Me Tender

You don’t have to be Elvis Presley to eat like the King. The rock ‘n’ roll legend’s love for food was well-known, and the infamous peanut butter and banana sandwich he adored, dubbed the “Elvis,” is the stuff of  food excess lore. Here’s how it was rumored to be made:  two slices of white bread…

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