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Chocolate Raspberry Cake

Chocolate Raspberry Cake

For a long time, I was really afraid of cakes, even when I made them at the bakery.  When I was probably 5 or 6 years old, I slipped carrying my Dad’s birthday cake.  I was so excited to bring his cake in to him, and dropping it upset me so much that it’s haunted [...]

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Pumpkin Crumb Cake with Pecan Streusel

Pumpkin Crumb Cake with Pecan Streusel

I wanted to make a coffee cake for our Bears brunch a couple weekends ago, and after scouring my cookbooks for a suitable recipe (easy to make, feeds a small crowd, tasty), this one from my beloved Veganomicon seemed perfect.  I’d never made this before, but it sounded so good that I had to give [...]

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Chicago Bears Cake!

Chicago Bears Cake!

I mentioned yesterday that we hosted a Bears brunch over the weekend since the game was on at 10am here in LA.  Kind of strange to watch football over breakfast, but I could definitely get used to it.  It turned out to be a marathon day of TV since we watched both NFL games and [...]

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Trader Joe’s Coffee Cake

Trader Joe’s Coffee Cake

I know that most people are probably still working on their New Year’s Resolutions and trying to eat healthy food, but this past weekend I was all about comfort food.  I’m still nursing a cold (or some sort of sore-throat-stuffed-sinuses-cough-thing), so I went all out on a baking and cooking extravaganza yesterday that included this [...]

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Chicago Diner Chocolate Cake

Chicago Diner Chocolate Cake

While I was back home I was able to hit up the amazing Whole Foods that opened last year near my parent’s house.  It’s easily three to four times the size of our two local Whole Foods, and a godsend when we’re home. Usually when I’m out of town I take a break from cooking [...]

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Chocolate Cherry Loaf

Chocolate Cherry Loaf

I was recently contacted by Whole Soy about submitting a couple recipes for their website, which I was more than happy to do.  I love coming up with new recipe ideas or putting a new spin on old ones.  And of course I love an excuse to have to test out some cake! Since the recipes [...]

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Big Announcement!

Big Announcement!

I’ve had to keep this news under wraps for a few months now, but I can finally tell you guys that I’m going to be on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars!  My episode will air on March 8th, so be sure to stay tuned for updates about the show.  I know the air date is several [...]

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Pumpkin Butterscotch Trifle

Pumpkin Butterscotch Trifle

I was having a hard time deciding what to make for dessert this Thanksgiving.  I wanted to make something different, but still appropriate for the holiday.  There must have been some divine intervention on Wednesday, because I found myself suddenly thinking about a pumpkin trifle, and the rest was history! I used the recipe for [...]

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Mini Biscotti Give-Away!

Mini Biscotti Give-Away!

UPDATE: The winner of the biscotti give-away is Robin, who said… Oh biscotti! I haven’t had one in more than a decade since I became vegan. These look delicious. My favorite Thanksgiving dessert are crescent rolls filled with homemade cranberry sauce and dusted with cinnamon sugar. Congratulations, Robin!  Thanks to everyone who entered, and be [...]

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Easy Refrigerator Pumpkin Cheesecake

Easy Refrigerator Pumpkin Cheesecake

I found this recipe online a while back, and I was dying to try it after seeing the amazing photo.  Anything that looks that good and has the word “easy” right in the title has my name written all over it!  While the original recipe wasn’t vegan, I could tell it would be easy enough [...]

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German Apple Cake

German Apple Cake

In my last post I wrote about an Oktoberfest party that our friends threw, and in addition to cheezy beer dip, I also brought along this German Apple Cake from The Joy of Vegan Baking. It was my first time making this, and unfortunately I didn’t have any applesauce on hand.  I subbed some egg [...]

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Coconut Bundt Cake

Coconut Bundt Cake

Sometimes you just need some cake, and this guy arose from that need the other night.  I had an almost full can of coconut milk left-over in the fridge, and for some reason I was itching to bake something new (as if I don’t do enough baking already!).  “New” is the key word here, because [...]

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Pumpkin Loaf Give-Away!

Pumpkin Loaf Give-Away!

UPDATE: The winner of the pumpkin loaf give-away is Michelle, whose favorite things about fall are… Sweaters, cool mornings and not wanting to get out of bed, pumpkins, squash and all the great fall veggies. I already like on FB and I’m not on twitter. Congratulations, Michelle!  Thanks again to everyone who entered, and stay [...]

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