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I have to share with you a cake I bought today. Before I show you the photo of it though, it got me thinking..........what is the best vegan cake you have ever had and is it home made or can I buy it somewhere?<br><br>
Up until 10 days ago when I turned vegan for lent, I have been lacto veggie so have had hardly any cake (just a few home made ones). In my search for new foods I paid a visit to my local health store and found a Mrs Crimble's Dutch Apple Cake, which is vegan friendly and wheat free. It was very nice on its own, but absolutely DELECTABLE once heated through and popped in a bowl with some vegan blueberry ice cream. It has to be one of the best cakes I have ever had.<br><br>
Here is a picture of it<br><br><img alt="" src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v282/TT600/DSC_4690.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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My mum likes this with (alpro soya) custard! I've seen it in supermarkets a few times.<br><br>
I'm not a fan of fruitcake, sadly, so tend to make my own when I have time, or buy them from my Roots and Fruits health food store (where I can get vegan caramel shortcakes and shortbread as well as vegan cakes made on the premises <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> )<br><br>
Glad you found vegan cake you like <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> cake makes everything better.
 

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I have to share with you a cake I bought today. Before I show you the photo of it though, it got me thinking..........what is the best vegan cake you have ever had and is it home made or can I buy it somewhere?<br><br>
Up until 10 days ago when I turned vegan for lent, I have been lacto veggie so have had hardly any cake (just a few home made ones). In my search for new foods I paid a visit to my local health store and found a Mrs Crimble's Dutch Apple Cake, which is vegan friendly and wheat free. It was very nice on its own, but absolutely DELECTABLE once heated through and popped in a bowl with some vegan blueberry ice cream. It has to be one of the best cakes I have ever had.<br><br>
Here is a picture of it<br><br>
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Yummy, I want some. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:">
 

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Roots and Fruits health food store (where I can get vegan caramel shortcakes and shortbread as well as vegan cakes made on the premises <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> )</div>
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I miss caramel shortcake! I shall have to look round for some.
 

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The brand they sell at my health food store is this one: <a href="http://www.veganstore.co.uk/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=1&Product_Code=696&Category_Code=530" target="_blank">http://www.veganstore.co.uk/mm5/merc...egory_Code=530</a>
 

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These cookies are IMO actually more cake-like than cookie-like and are sold at Holland and Barrett <a href="http://www.veganstore.co.uk/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=1&Product_Code=303&Category_Code=530" target="_blank">http://www.veganstore.co.uk/mm5/merc...egory_Code=530</a> they are very crumbly though and can taste a bit baking- powdery but I like that I can get a 'cake' fix on the go.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> I have eaten that cake, it's good if I am going to someone elses house and they want to give me a pudding, as you can buy it in a lot of supermarkets and I think it's about the only vegan cake for which that's true, but it is quite expensive. I like it warm with ice cream! They do a ginger one as well I think, and maybe another one. Since it's quite big for one, I have sliced it up and frozen it before and it freezes just fine, which is great to just get out of the freezer and heat in the oven a slice at a time - so convinent!<br><br>
The best cake IMO are those baked by my mum! I find at vegan/vegetarian resturaunts/fayres/cafes I am always really underwhelmed and a bit dissapointed by their vegan cake - it's usually dry and bland <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> The only exception to this was at a cafe in brighton which had delicious cake! I would go back just for the cake for sure, if I could remember what it was called! Anyway my mum isn't vegan but she's a wonderful cook and she always bakes me vegan cakes when I vist/she vists me, and she can veganise cakes and deserts I wouldn't have even considered possible - like Frangipane tart!
 

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My wedding cake was the best vegan cake I've had. It was made by a local non-vegan baker who was awesome. It was white cake with almond syrup and layers of dark chocolate ganache and marzipan between the cake layers and covered in vanilla buttercream. We're going to have her make another (small!) cake for our wedding anniversary. The year old frozen cake thing didn't appeal!
 

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My quick and easy cake fix is finding a vegan chocolate cake mix at the store (some contain eggs or dairy so you just need to read through the labels) and mix it with a can of pumpkin then just fill it into a muffin tin and bake for 20 minutes. I promise you it will be amazing. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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My wedding cake was the best vegan cake I've had. It was made by a local non-vegan baker who was awesome. It was white cake with almond syrup and layers of dark chocolate ganache and marzipan between the cake layers and covered in vanilla buttercream. We're going to have her make another (small!) cake for our wedding anniversary. The year old frozen cake thing didn't appeal!</div>
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YUM <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Sounds amazing, all my favourite things, almonds, dark chocolate, marzipan and buttercream! Lucky you, and the monkeys are cute too.
 

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I like <a href="http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=6518.0" target="_blank">this</a> cake for a quick and easy chocolate cake. I use soy milk instead of water and balsamic vinegar instead of white like one of the reviewers suggested.
 

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rabid_child, I'm jealous of you for having that amazing sock monkey cake.
 

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My wedding cake was the best vegan cake I've had. It was made by a local non-vegan baker who was awesome. It was white cake with almond syrup and layers of dark chocolate ganache and marzipan between the cake layers and covered in vanilla buttercream. We're going to have her make another (small!) cake for our wedding anniversary. The year old frozen cake thing didn't appeal!</div>
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Looks wonderful! I can't wait to get married so I can get someone to make a huge amazing vegan cake!! :p
 

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My quick and easy cake fix is finding a vegan chocolate cake mix at the store (some contain eggs or dairy so you just need to read through the labels) and mix it with a can of pumpkin then just fill it into a muffin tin and bake for 20 minutes. I promise you it will be amazing. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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I've never seen pumpkin in a tin here- not sure it's something that can be bought in Britain?<br><br>
It is quite easy to make quick chocolate cake but my mum always complains like 'if you have time to make cakes you have time to hoover' which puts me off doing it!
 

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I've never seen pumpkin in a tin here- not sure it's something that can be bought in Britain?<br><br>
It is quite easy to make quick chocolate cake but my mum always complains like 'if you have time to make cakes you have time to hoover' which puts me off doing it!</div>
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Is 'hoover' a euphemism for something else?
 

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<a href="http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/hoover" target="_blank">http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dict...british/hoover</a><br><br>
The verb 'to hoover' actually means 'to vacuum'. Hoover used to be the big vacuum cleaner company so that's what a lot of/ most people in the UK call a vacuum cleaner, and clearly they've gotten into the dictionary now. Dyson's the big company now though so I wouldn't be surprised if people start saying 'go dyson the living room' or 'I've got all this dysoning to do.' :p For some reason I don't like the word 'vacuum', I think it's the two 'u' s being next to each other lol.
 

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I've never seen pumpkin in a tin here- not sure it's something that can be bought in Britain?<br><br>
It is quite easy to make quick chocolate cake but my mum always complains like 'if you have time to make cakes you have time to hoover' which puts me off doing it!</div>
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That made me laugh so hard! Sounds just like something my mom would of said when I lived at home! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">
 

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My wedding cake was the best vegan cake I've had. It was made by a local non-vegan baker who was awesome. It was white cake with almond syrup and layers of dark chocolate ganache and marzipan between the cake layers and covered in vanilla buttercream. We're going to have her make another (small!) cake for our wedding anniversary. The year old frozen cake thing didn't appeal!</div>
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I love this cake! My granddaughter is a sock monkey fanatic so this gives me a good idea for her next birthday!
 
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