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Hey there...so my daughter is turning 1 in April and is vegan<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/baby.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":baby:"> ..i'm looking for a vegan cake recipe that will appeal to nonvegans as well..any suggestions? i see loads of ideas on the message boards, but wanted to know if there's one that stands out to anyone...<br><br>
thanks so much<br><br>
marquia
 

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You should get Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. It's a great book! And you can always just bake them as cakes and not cupcakes.<br><br><br><br>
"Wacky" cakes are good vegan chocolate cakes. They use vinegar and baking soda to rise. (You can't taste the vinegar once its cooked -- the chocolate takes over!!)
 

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I second the Vegan Cupcakes take OVer the World cookbook. I just made the tiramisu cupcakes for work and they were awesome!<br><br><br><br>
I have a chocolate cake recipe somewhere from Elliottsmom which is also great, and it uses vinegar as rabid_child mentioned. I'll see if I can dig it out.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:"> to the Wacky Cake, listed here on VB as "Absurdly Easy Chocolate Cake"<br><br><a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=25805" target="_blank">http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/s...ad.php?t=25805</a>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>karenlovessnow</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I second the Vegan Cupcakes take OVer the World cookbook. I just made the tiramisu cupcakes for work and they were awesome!</div>
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VEGAN tiramisu? In a cupcake? (runs to order VCTOTW NOW)
 

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Another vote for wacky cake. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:"> It's obscenely easy to make, AND the ingredients call for things that most people have on hand anyway.<br><br><br><br>
Besides that, it's <i>chocolate</i> and ya just can't miss with chocolate...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:">
 

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We have made both of these cake (one is choc and one is a yellow cake) for my oldest daughter's first birthday last year. They were both adult and kiddie approved. Daughter liked the choc cake better, but my family all left with both recipes and these are the only way they make cake now. My mum makes pineapple upside-down with the yellow. Have used whole wheat in both recipes and they turn out fine. Both make excellent cupcakes too! Hope you can find something that works for you! T=tablespoon and t= teaspoon<br><br>
Choc cake:<br><br>
3C flour<br><br>
2C sugar<br><br>
6-8T (I use 7) cocoa powder<br><br>
2t baking soda<br><br>
1t salt<br><br>
3/4C oil<br><br>
2T vinegar<br><br>
2t vanilla<br><br>
2C cold water<br><br>
Bake at 350 for 30min. This makes one 9x13 or two rounds.<br><br>
I just combine all but the soda and vinegar. I add them both at the end right before throwing in the cake pan. We have used both icing and just pwdr sugar as a topping.<br><br><br><br>
Yellow cake:<br><br>
1 1/2C flour<br><br>
1/2C oil<br><br>
1C sugar<br><br>
1 1/2t baking soda<br><br>
1/4 t salt<br><br>
1C soy/rice milk or water (I've used rice milk and water)<br><br>
Bake 375 for 30min<br><br>
I doubled the recipe and made two 8in rounds.<br><br>
Just mix all together (I am pretty simple) and we have made this into pineapple upside down and put choc frosting on top. I do add a splash of vanilla to this sometimes too.
 

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I have made the cake that IAmJen posted a link to and it comes out awesome every time. No one can believe its not vegan, and my husband requests it regularly (although sadly I don't get a chance to make it too often, he gets it usually just for HIS birthday!!)
 

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Perhaps you mean that no one can believe that is IS vegan. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
I love love LOVE that reaction from people. "It really doesn't have any milk/eggs/yogurt/dead animal parts?" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Quinoa</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
VEGAN tiramisu? In a cupcake? (runs to order VCTOTW NOW)</div>
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They were absolutely delicious, just don't expect them to taste like 'real' tiramisu. They have coffee/kahlua and a cream cheese icing/filling. But I don't think it comes close to tiramisu made with eggs/mascarpone/cream. But the onmis at work were going back for seconds and thirds! Luckily for me I saved one for today! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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karen (kinda off topic), have you seen a recipe for vegan mascarpone anywhere? This is like the Holy Grail of veganism for me I think. I used to love LOVE cannoli, but the mascarpone is essential.<br><br><br><br>
<<looks at scale, and then considers that maybe my cannoli-less days are a good thing. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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They were absolutely delicious, just don't expect them to taste like 'real' tiramisu. They have coffee/kahlua and a cream cheese icing/filling. But I don't think it comes close to tiramisu made with eggs/mascarpone/cream.</div>
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I see, thanks for the reply. I might stay away from vegan tiramisu then <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 
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