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8 Great Vegan Cake Recipes

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8 Great Vegan Cake Recipes

From special celebrations to weekend treats, the art of baking a cake from scratch is a worthy endeavor. If you’re looking for a vegan fruitcake recipe, zucchini cake, delectable crumb cake or one of the other eight delicious recipes from Incredibly Delicious: Recipes for a New Paradigm, that I’ve selected, you are bound to be pleased and delighted!

I’ve included a mix of simple recipes to whip up when unexpected guests arrive and more complicated recipes for lazy days when you want to fill the house with warmth and mouthwatering smells.

Before you begin, here are a couple of simple tips to make sure your cake turns out as planned:

1. Read through the entire recipe before starting and add ingredients in the order suggested.

2. Mix your wet and dry ingredients separately.

3. Make sure your baking dish is prepared (greased and floured if needed) and the oven is preheated before you mix the dry and wet ingredients together.

4. Once the cake is in the oven, do not open the oven until the cake has risen and looks relatively firm. If you open the oven too early you risk deflating the cake (it will still be delicious, but not as fluffy and it might look a bit funny.) If you do need to open the oven for some reason, be very careful when you close the door. A sudden jolt can cause the cake to sink in the center.

5. After the cake has risen and is firm (approximately 2/3 the cooking time) open the oven and turn the cake around to ensure even baking.

6. Allow the cake to cool fully before trying to remove it from the baking dish or cutting it.


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Alisa Rutherford-Fortunati

Gentle World is a vegan intentional community and non-profit organization, whose core purpose is to help build a more peaceful society, by educating the public about the reasons for being vegan, the benefits of vegan living, and how to go about making such a transition. For more information about vegan food and other aspects of a vegan lifestyle, visit the Gentle World website and subscribe to our monthly newsletter.

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6:51AM PST on Dec 12, 2013

Fab, thanks for sharing, will also share. :-)

6:58PM PDT on May 14, 2013

Let's try it!

6:37PM PDT on May 14, 2013

Thank you for the recipes! I can't wait to try them!

9:42AM PDT on May 14, 2013

What about vegan dessert recipes for people who cannot tolerate soy products? I do have one recipe that works - it's Dairy-Free Chocolate cake - oooh delicious. Look up the recipe online.

5:24PM PST on Feb 17, 2012

Thank you

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5:52PM PST on Dec 30, 2011

Book marking this I have been vegan for 2 months but need to know more things to cook

4:18AM PST on Dec 30, 2011

Thank you

7:57PM PST on Dec 26, 2011

I made a cake for Holidays that I found here I wanted to comment on, it was labeled Pear Walnut Bundt Cake. It made an absoulute hit with my family.....but there is a catch to how it was put together. I mixed it up and had it backing, and sat down with a cup of hot coffee and was looking at the recipe and thinking how easy it was, other than a little extra time to pare and grate the pears, it was quick and made up beautifully, then suddenly the word vanilla hit me, I never added the vanilla! Too late now, 10 minutes into the baking. I didn't tell a sole, I was so worried they wouldn't like it. From the youngest to the oldest, they loved it and I did too. They all wanted a copy of the recipe.

So folks, if you have that recipe, next time try it without the vanilla, my family gave it a 5 star rateing! (And I did make it with Veggie oil, not butter, as the recipe noted you could use butter if you were not vegan)

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