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8/1/11 8:38 P

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Orange cake:
My sister made this cake for me for my birthday (she love me! She actually took the time to look up a recipe!). She took the original cake recipe, replaced the water with 2 cups of fresh squeezed orange juice, omitted the chocolate, and doubled the vanilla...always double the vanilla. It was THE BEST cake I've ever had. Best part is that there was no need for egg replacers, no need for alternative milk, and all the ingredients are easily found in a normal (not well-stocked) pantry.
http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=6686.0


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7/22/11 4:43 P

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I am not a vegan baker and have not tried this for myself but a friend of mine said it was so great and nobody new the differance between it and the regular fudge. let me know if anyone has tried it or tried it.

Surprise Chocolate Fudge
(Easy & Yummy!!!!)
-Low fat (3 grams or less per serving)
-Low-sodium (140 milligrams or less per serving)
1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed & drained
1 cup baking cocoa
cup butter/margarine melted
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
7 cups confectioners sugar
1 cup chopped walnuts
In a microwave-safe dish, mash beans with a fork until smooth; cover & microwave for
1-1/2 minutes or until heated through. Add cocoa, butter, and vanilla. (Mixture will be
thick). Slowly stir in sugar (mixture will soften). Add nuts. Press mixture into a 9-in.
square pan coated with non-stick cooking spray. Cover & refrigerate until firm. Cut into
1 in. pieces. Yield: about 3 pounds (81 pieces)
Nutritional Analysis: One piece equals 76 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 4 mg
cholesterol, 20 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.
Diabetic exchange: 1 starch
This fun novelty recipe uses pinto beans to replace some of the butter typically found in
fudge. Walnuts give the soft creamy squares a nice crunch.

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7/19/11 1:43 P

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I am primarily a non-vegan baker however I love to bake and I have a vegan co-worker. I decided to do some research and experiment with recipes that might be healthier for me and that she would like as well. I love the Babycakes cookbooks, I don't if you've ever heard of them but they are a vegan bakery in New York that was featured on Cooking Channel's "Unique Eats." Search for vegan baking on Amazon.com and you'll find some great cookbooks. I got one that uses only agave nectar and another that uses almond flour. I love the challenge of creating something that tastes great and is loved by all, vegans and non-vegans alike! Btw., experiment with pureed pumpkin I've discovered it's great in baking recipes and also adds fiber & vitamins! HungryGirl.com uses pumpkin in a lot of recipes to cut down calories. I made her "Yum Yum Brownie Muffins" the other night. All it was is a box of chocolate cake mix (or devil's food cake mix) and a 15 oz. can of pumpkin. No egg, no oil, no water. Just mix & pumpkin. They taste great!

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7/19/11 1:01 P

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http://www.theppk.com/2010/11/vanilla-bean
-cupcakes-with-chocolate-ganache/

I made this without the vanilla beans and they were still delicious. If you dont want the chocolate on top just switch it out for some vegan buttercream (powdered sugar vegan margarine soy milk and vanilla)

http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2009/03/str
awberry-snack-cake.html
This is my fav cake to make. The strawberry toppings rly fun to make and could probably go on the other cake recipe as well.

I love the down time in baking too
XD
And licking the bowl...Im lucky I actually get any finished product at all!

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7/17/11 2:05 A

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Haha, yea, I joke about no one loving me, but they all have uber respect for me taking the initiative to learn. I hate cooking, but for some reason I love baking. I think it's the idea that 10 min work, 50 min to watch tv while I'm "checking" on the status of the cake. Plus, the magic of glop turning into something edible.

Have any good cake recipes? My last cake was a huge success, but it was before I stopped eating dairy. And it was chocolate. I'm trying to avoid chocolate (cash crop that's responsible for some destruction of rainforests. Another reason I'm also avoiding soy. Not abstaining, but avoiding.)

I think I satisfied my peanut butter craving this morning. Chopped apple, natural peanut butter, and cinnamon. Yum. But I think it would have tasted better if the cinnamon wasn't old enough to go to college =P But I'll definitely check out the ffv site.

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7/16/11 11:41 P

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Yayy! *virtual vegan hug*

I dont exclude honey from my diet and try to stay away from animal tested products but its so hard to find good lists of non-tested products and everything, but i try! lol

Dont worry about making your own cake! I love making my cake every year (and my friends and my families) because it always impresses people! Expecially since I went vegan I get alot of positive feedback from people who expected something dry and boring from a vegan baker. Youll get lots of love when people are eating a yummy vegan cake!

Theres a great website theppk.com (i think) that has my fav chochip cookie recipe and I think some peanut butter cookie recipe might be in there somewhere. If not fat free vegan kitchen def has a peanut butter banana cookie recipe (when I made them i burnt them, oops! but im sure theyre good when not left unattended XD)

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7/16/11 5:14 A

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ooOOoo, I AM! Well, more like strict vegetarian (no eggs, no milk, honey OK, avoid animal products but not vigilant about animal testing). I started baking when I first gave up eggs, and for my upcoming birthday (on the 27! and I'll be 27!) I'll be making my first vegan cake (*sob* no one loves me, I have to bake my own birthday cake).

I'm more of a cookie girl, since it's super easy to halve or quarter the batches (my cookies never stick around for more than a day). I've made pie (easy as!), and have yet to try muffins (no pan :( ) I less than three the molasses cookies on vegweb, but I haven't made any other vegan cookies yet. Looking forward to that! I'm thinking peanut butter cookies, since I've been craving that lately.

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No man has a right in America to treat any other man "tolerantly" for tolerance is the assumption of superiority. Our liberties are equal rights of every citizen.--Wendell L. Willkie


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7/14/11 4:35 P

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Yeah, also for lactose intollerent peeps
My boyfriend is my personal taste tester. He loves his job
XDXD

One good swap I've learned is anywhere you see eggs you can replace with flax meal which is a little healthier

it varies from recipe to recipe but Ive had good luck with it

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7/14/11 4:27 P

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I'm not a vegan baker, but I could see where it would be important to learn some vegan recipes, especially when baking for people who are allergic to eggs. I'm still a beginner baker, so I'm eager to learn about everything and give it all a try. My son is eager to be my personal taste-tester. LOL! :)
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7/14/11 12:47 P

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Hey, I'm jenn! I've been vegan for about a year and a few months. Since becoming vegan I've really taken up baking and cooking in general as a huge interest since finding food outside of your kitchen gets a little tricky. My all time fav vegan blog has to be the fat free vegan kitchen and yes, its as amazing as it sounds.
I didn't really cook or bake (not from a mix) befor going veg so I really never knew how to bake non vegan.

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