Irish Cream Cupcakes

Irish Cream Cupcakes

-+*I know, I know, I am a day late for St. Patrick’s Day, but honestly do you need an occasion to eat cupcakes? Especially cupcakes infused with booze? I was up baking these late last night, which might explain the off-kilter frosting, but they taste so good that I’m sure you’ll forgive me. As you…

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Cocoa-berry Cake From ‘Sweet Utopia': Cook That Book

-+*There’s an unhappy relationship between cakes and my waistline but something about this Cocoa-berry Cake  made me want to toss the tape measure and start stuffing my face. A few weeks back I got in the mail a review copy of Sweet Utopia by Sharon Valencik. It immediately grabbed my attention with its cover picture…

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Itty-Bitty Cupcake Bites For Halloween– And A Ghost Story

-+*I am not a big believer in the supernatural but there was this one time, on a cold, dark February evening, when my rooted-in-reality self turned a wee bit agnostic. I was walking out of the Maryland statehouse in Annapolis. The legislative session was on and getting longer by the day with delegates and senators…

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Orange Cupcakes With Buttercream Frosting

-+*I am not usually sentimental about ringing out an old year and ringing in a new one. After all, for most of us the new year is nothing more than a continuation of the same old same old except, of course, at birthdays when you get to add a whole extra digit to your age– and…

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Apple Cake

Apple Cake With Caramel-Pecan Glaze

-+*Channel-surfing for a cooking show this morning, I caught Christopher Kimball, the pompous and intensely annoying host of America’s Test Kitchen, deriding vegetarian food and a tofu dessert he ate somewhere. “It is terrible,” he and another cook went in unison, talking about chocolate mousse made with tofu. Now maybe the particular mousse these people…

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Mango cupcakes

Mango Cupcakes With Mango Buttercream Frosting

-+*As Thanksgiving approaches, I know all of you — vegan or not– are looking for great options to the same-old-same-old pumpkin pie, sweet potato pie or whatever tired old orange-colored dessert it is that typically graces your Thanksgiving table.Well, I have one for you and every word of it is like a fresh, sweet, tropical…

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Mava Cake

-+*A mava cake is a cardamom-scented delicacy popularized and sold almost exclusively by the wonderful Irani restaurants of Bombay. These restaurants, unique little bakeries and eateries opened by Iranian immigrants who came to the city in the 19th century, were usually corner joints housed in grand old British-era buildings. In Andheri, a suburb of Bombay…

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Peach Upside-Down Cake

Peach Upside-Down Cake

-+*It must look like I am OD’ing on sugar right now because this is my third sweet and baked recipe in a row, but what can I say? I had these perfectly ripe peaches sitting in my pantry, and I needed to do something about them before they started to spoil. Since I’m not a…

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Vegan Mango Cheesecake

Mango Cheesecake, Vegan

-+*When I first started writing Holy Cow! almost 20 months ago, I was thinking of it as a recipe log for myself. I was always creating dishes and even if I loved something, I’d soon enough forget how I’d made it. Sometimes friends with whom I’d shared a recipe at some time or the other…

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Applesauce Cake

-+*This Applesauce Cake is one of those recipes that you can make in a hurry with stuff that’s presumably sitting in your pantry. But the end result is so delicious, you can even serve it to company– as I have in the past, and trust me, it was gone in minutes. I always have applesauce…

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vegan orange cake

Vegan Orange Cake

-+*Over the years I’ve veganized dozens of recipes for baked goods from the Joy of Cooking, but ironically I had never tried the two cake recipes in this encyclopedic cookbook that are actually labeled vegan. So this week, with a little time to kill and a craving for something sweet and orange-y, I decided to…

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Vegan Banana Cake

Vegan Banana Cake

-+*This vegan banana cake is one of the easiest I’ve baked, and let me tell you, it’s a keeper recipe. I worked off a recipe I found in a newspaper, but I changed it quite a bit to veganize it. To replace the egg, I added an extra banana which gave the cake more yummy…

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Cupcakes For My Cupcake

-+*My husband, Desi, loves cupcakes. So last week, for his birthday, I surprised him with these Golden Vanilla Cupcakes with a Chocolate Ganache Frosting. Given how delicious these are, it is almost surprising how easy they are to make. And they are, of course, completely vegan. I thought these up also partly for Madhuram’s creative…

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Carrot Cake

Vegan Carrot Cake

-+*You might have noticed that I haven’t posted many cake recipes on my blog, save a few cupcakes and a pumpkin cheescake I made over Thanksgiving.Well, the reason’s not because I don’t like cakes: I do, in fact a little too much. There was a time years ago, when I was still in grad school…

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