I need to be clear here- in case you were thinking- “Hear ye! hear ye! the great baker of the decade stopped baking vegan cakes!” that’s hardly the case, although I did try to make it work.
My cakes always looked sad. no other way to describe them.
I’m sure there are tons of vegans and non-vegans that bake incredible vegan cakes, bravely overcoming the “no eggs, no butter, no real milk or cream” obstacles. using all the usual tricks- ground flax seeds, apple sauce, mashed bananas, soy milk, and coconut oil or vegan butter.
This is great. and I’m proud of each and every person who can bake a vegan cake using all these substitutes- and pull it through- meaning- that the ultimate product doesn’t scream “VEGAN!!!” -meaning- “it looks healthy”. because mine always does.
The thing is- I realized that flax seeds- with all due respect don’t imitate the puffiness eggs give a non-vegan cake, and honestly- vegan butter is very expensive, and doesn’t really taste as good as butter.
This is only my opinion- don’t get all worked up.
Also -I realized that many vegan chefs use 2 ingredients abundantly when baking vegan cakes: coconut oil (replicating the butter- supposedly anyway), and sugar. albeit brown sugar- but sugar nonetheless.
So I started thinking: excuse moi- what is the effffing point of this?
I put in the effort, the time, the ingredients, the cleaning up-and the result in my opinion- is neither yummy nor healthy -and I am a firm believer in eating foods that check both boxes anyway.
So-none of that.
I bake regular (butter+eggs) cakes for the non- vegan family members, and I concentrate on the :
#And cheap too.
No dishes to wash, no oven to pre-heat and babysit. no “oh it fell” /”it’s running the middle!/ its over baked!”.
None of these.
2 minutes and you’re done.
Sweet+ yummy+healthy and easy and guilt-free.
What about guests?
Well- if they are vegan-they will appreciate the fruit just like you do- because chances are they can’t bake decent vegan cakes just like you can’t.
If they aren’t vegan-why bake vegan cakes for them? let them live and eat whatever they want-bake them a regular cake and continue with your life.
Enjoy- the cooliflower.
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