Vegan Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Vegan Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

The perfect vegan chocolate chip skillet cookie! This would be perfect topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and served warm.

chocolate chip skillet cookie topped with ice cream

I’ve been tinkering with my vegan chocolate chip skillet cookie recipe for some time now, giving it a few tries before deciding that it was never going to work (dramatic much?) and letting it take a backseat to my other recipe testing for a while (although these stuffed beauties are some of my favorite cookies at the moment).

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Deep Dish Peanut Butter Cookie

The most delicious vegan deep dish peanut butter cookie in existence! Chewy, crunchy, and the perfect combo of crispy edges and a soft, perfect middle. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and you’re in HEAVEN.

Slice of peanut butter cookie with spoon on light background

Peanut butter cookies have always held a special place in my heart. From little on, peanut butter cookies were always made by my mom with love for our family. I’ve already perfected the Best Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies, so I set out to do something a little, uh, bigger, if you will. When I had the opportunity to make a deep dish peanut butter cookie, you can bet I was all the way in. I can’t believe I didn’t think of it sooner! It’s a super simple recipe and I bet you already have most of the things you need in your pantry.

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Homemade Vegan Nutella

Homemade Vegan Nutella

Hazelnuts and dates are blended together to make sweet homemade vegan Nutella. Perfect spread on toast, used in donuts, and more!

Homemade Vegan Nutella in a jar

When I studied abroad in Australia, my roommates and I were notorious for eating copious amounts of Nutella on just about everything we were given. Breakfast was a piece of toast slathered very (VERY) thickly with the chocolate hazelnut spread, and sometimes we maybe even plopped some right into our bowls of oatmeal, to the horror of our host family. A lot of Aussies just didn’t understand why we Americans were nuts over Nutella, especially since our host brothers thought it was ‘too sweet.’ Excuse me, what does that even mean?! (more…)

Vegan Lemon Cake

Vegan Lemon Cake

A perfectly sweet and tart vegan lemon cake made with olive oil and frosted with a powdered sugar glaze. This is bound to be your new favorite dessert!

vegan lemon cake on a wire rack

Well, the obsession with lemon desserts continues! Like I’ve mentioned before, I am HERE for everything chocolate, boozy, and sweet, but there is just something about lemon desserts that always keeps me coming back for another slice.

Maybe it’s a mix of a sweet treat mixed with that tart tang of lemon, making me feel like I’m eating something refreshing and healthy-ish, even when it’s vegan lemon cake.  (more…)

Vegan Grapefruit Orange Cake

A vegan orange cake that is SO easy and delicious, you won’t believe it! No weird ingredients required, just all the good stuff and the BEST vegan orange cake with a super simple glaze.

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Guys. These long winter days have me feeling some type of way. It’s not that I don’t love February, but there’s something about constant darkness, frigid temps, and knee-deep snow that has me longing for a bright and spritzy Spring day! The daylight is starting to hang out a little longer and the anticipation of sunnier, warmer days is so real. As Spring begins to (ever so slowwwwly) creep in the cracks, I’m in the mood for something just as bright as the days ahead! Hence, this dreamy vegan orange cake was born! And, can I just say, I am HERE FOR IT.

The orange zest pairs seamlessly with Grapefruit Zevia Energy Drink to bake a deliciously sweet ‘n tart sponge. It’s a combination I’ve been wanting to try for a while and I can proudly say that I have thee best instincts because, holy cow, it’s amazing.

I have to admit, this vegan orange cake took a little trial and error to get to perfection, but it’s just the hard work I put in for y’all! And nobody’s perfect. Not even me. Shocking, I know! Anyways, it’s important to make sure the center of the cake is done and not still wet. A few ways to check this is to lightly push down on it. If the cake bounces back, it’s done. If it stays sunken in, it’s not quite ready. Another way to test if your cake is done is to stick a knife or toothpick in the center. If it comes out clean, you’re good to go! If not, it might need some more time in the oven. One last way to test it is to stick your finger in the middle (like I accidentally did) and make a giant hole to see if it’s solid or liquidy. But unless you want a giant hole in your cake, I would advise against that last one.

After it’s finished baking through, you’re going to want to let it cool completely before the pièce de résistance – the powdered sugar glaze! Believe me, I know better than anyone that the temptation to shove warm cake in your mouth is strong. But you can’t rush perfection, guys, you just can’t. Once the cake has cooled, drizzle a little (or a lot) of the pretty glaze on top to make your cake Insta-ready. We do it for the gram. And for our taste buds. This beautifully sunny cake is a proverbial cheers to you all – to brighter days ahead!

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Vegan Grapefruit Orange Cake

  • Author: Heart of a Baker
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Dessert

Description

A vegan orange cake that is SO easy and delicious, you won’t believe it! No weird ingredients required, just all the good stuff and the BEST vegan orange cake with a super simple glaze.


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Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 3/4 cup Grapefruit Zevia Energy Drink
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup granulated sugar or Stevia equivalent
  • 23 tablespoons orange zest 
  • 34 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the glaze:

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar or Stevia equivalent
  • 12 tablespoons almond milk

 


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease a rectangular 11×7 pan and set aside. 
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the Zevia, olive oil, vanilla, sugar and orange zest/juice.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. Transfer the flour mixture to the bowl with the almond milk mixture and whisk until batter is combined.
  4. Transfer batter to the greased cake pan and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until cake springs back when lightly touched.
  5. While cake is cooling, prepare the glaze. Whisk together the powdered sugar and almond milk in a small bowl. Pour over cooled cake and serve. 

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