Ever thought of baking a vegan
cake? If you suffer from food
allergies or just prefer to live an animal-free lifestyle, then this type of baking is
probably something you think about often.
Back when being vegan was rare, it was
almost impossible to bake delicious cakes that were just as good as their non-vegan
counterparts. These days, thanks to readily available egg replacements,
non-dairy milk, and even soy yogurt, vegan cakes can be simple to make and even
more delicious (not to mention healthier!) than traditional cakes.
The term “vegan” was
coined in 1944 by the British Vegan Society, but people have been abstaining
from meat, eggs, and dairy since long before then. As our culinary choices have
increased over the centuries, practicioners of this lifestyle have learned how to
make vegan versions of nearly everything that omnivores enjoy, and cakes are one
area where vegans really shine!
Vegan baking began to gain
popularity in the 1960s and 1970s, when the natural eating movement began to
grow. Now, you can find vegan recipes for nearly every variety of cake.
The most popular type of vegan
cake is chocolate, and for good reason. A vegan chocolate cake can be simple or
elaborate, and you can decorate it in any way you please.
The best cake recipe is the one that uses ingredients you have on hand or can
easily find. You may have to try a few before you find one that you truly love
and want to make at every opportunity, but when you do, your search will be well
worth the time.
Looking for a vegan cake
recipe to get started with?
This is a favorite vegan
chocolate cake – in fact, many like it better than the traditional
version! It has
9 ingredients and a 40 minute cooking time.
Do you prefer vanilla?
Then try this recipe.
It uses 8 ingredients and has a 30 minute baking time.
Frosting is also simple to
make – you can make a thin icing with nothing more than powdered sugar,
vanilla extract, and soy or rice milk. Or, if you can find a good non-dairy
margarine, you can even make a scrumptious chocolate frosting like this one
with 6 ingredients.
Don’t be afraid to
experiment with this alternate style of dessert making. They easier to make than you may think, and they
can be just as light and fluffy as other cakes. You can reduce the fat and
cholesterol in your recipes almost effortlessly by leaving out the eggs and
milk, and you may discover that you enjoy them better than the
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