As long as they're sweet and topped with some luscious icing, I love them. Cake. It’s my favorite dessert, aside from tiramisù which seems hard to duplicate vegan-wise. Fortunately for me Isa already did the work as far as vegan cake is concerned. Yes you could probably figure out on your own how to veganize your great grandma’s chocolate cake recipe, but did she put tequila in hers? Or how about some espresso pastry cream in the middle, hmm? That’s what I thought. Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World is loaded with creative cupcake and icing combinations. Some of my favorites so far have been the Tiramisù, Strawberry Tallcake and Cappuccino cupcakes. But lets not forget the Margarita, Cookies and Cream, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter, and plain ole vanilla cupcakes. And I’m just getting started with those.
This cookbook is loaded with fun and tasty cupcakes recipes, and there are even two gluten-free vegan cupcake recipes in the book (which are tasty too – just ask my sister) that can be substituted for most of the other non gluten-free ones if you work at it.
This cookbook has also made me realize that cake doesn’t have to be reserved for a special occasion. I always love my birthday because that’s when I get cake, but it, of course, only comes around once a year. And I don’t have many friends getting married these days, and even less of them who are vegan, so wedding cake it out. But with all these fabulously creative recipes I’m finding tones of reasons to make them; like New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s day, any given Saturday. Yes, Saturday: girls night in. Some friends and I frequently have “Cupcakes and Cocktails” night now, which is just superb because we get to eat cake and drink. (What more could you want?)
So, all this is to say that this is a wonderful sweet tooth of a book and would make a charming addition to anyone’s collection. And don’t worry about the omnivores – they won’t know these little guys are vegan (trust me).
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In this sweet and sassy guide, Isa Chandra Moskowitz, author of the smash-hit cookbook Vegan with a Vengeance,and Terry Hope Romero serve up a batch of everyone's favorite dessert. Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World unleashes more than 75 recipes for cupcakes and frostings--some innovative, some classics--with beautiful color photographs.
Every single recipe has been tested to perfection, so sneak these 'cakes into any party and watch them win over the crowd. Indulge in:
* Brooklyn Brownie Cupcakes
* Chocolate and Vanilla Marble Cupcakes
* S'mores Cupcakes
* Lemon Macadamia Cupcakes
* Mucho Margarita Cupcakes
* Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes
* Cappuccino Cupcakes filled with Espresso Crème
You'll also learn Isa and Terry's secrets of no-fail baking, inspired decorating, piping like a pro, and shopping for vegan ingredients, plus true cupcake anecdotes from the trenches. When Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World , no dessert lover can resist!