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!
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…)
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!
I’m all about showing affection for those I love every day of the year, but I do think that Valentine’s Day deserves a little extra attention. Since I’m alllll about being a little extra, I made a list of delectable vegan desserts to serve your honey on V-Day! Or to serve yourself. Because, self-love, you know?
Vegan strawberry shortcake is easy, dairy free, and comes together in one bowl! Perfectly flaky and uses coconut oil for an easy vegan shortcake.
I know that this recipe might be very very late to the party. Uh, I mean summer is basically it’s on the way out and fall is just about to come sliding in with all its leaves changing and crisp, cool weather (more…)
Easy, buttery and SO GOOD. Vegan chocolate shortbread is the best vegan cookie out there, hands down! Baked using almond flour, dark chocolate, and olive oil for that perfectly buttery shortbread taste, without the butter.
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If you’ve been following along on Instagram you know that I’ve been trying SO HARD to conquer vegan macarons. I went through 5 trials, lots of 90 degree days, and SO many frustrated exclamations after pulling a tray of them out of the oven. My original plan was to conquer a vegan macaron recipe that ANYONE could make and find a way to make it way easier and less temperamental than all the other recipes out there. Turns out, that’s WAY easier said than done, and I need to let the recipe just chill for a bit before I jump back into testing it again. BUT, the good news is that I actually ended up making the best vegan chocolate shortbread I’ve ever come across and it is 10/10 way easier than macarons! Worth almost pulling out my hair and losing my mind over recipe testing? I think so. (more…)
Vegan Granola Trail Mix Cookies are the ULTIMATE upgrade to your chocolate chip cookie! Packed full of chocolate granola, dried cherries, and chocolate chips.
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You know how trail mix is GREAT for traveling and road trips and everything else in between? Buuuut, there are also parts of trail mix that I really don’t care for (I’m looking at you pretzels and peanuts) and ones that I like way more; i.e. chocolate! So, let’s just take all the good parts of trail mix, throw in some super delicious granola, and make them into granola trail mix COOKIES. I mean, could there be a better grab and go snack? (more…)