For National Chocolate Cake Day, my first thought was to post the recipe for the cake that started it all for me, the Chocolate Cake to Live For, but the one I really wanted to share is the cake of my childhood, the Ebingers Bakery Brooklyn Blackout Cake. No matter where I have traveled to […]
Dairy-Free Dessert Recipes by Pastry chef, culinary educator, and cookbook author, Fran Costigan. She is internationally renowned as the authority on vegan desserts. Her scrumptious creations lack nothing—except dairy, eggs, white sugar, and cholesterol. Now everyone with a real sweet tooth, including those who are lactose intolerant, reducing cholesterol, or simply prefer healthy, natural ingredients without sacrificing taste, truly can have their cake… and eat it.
Photo by Hannah Kaminksy© 2015 This is my personal opinion of course, but the majority, if not all of the raw chocolate tart fillings I’ve sampled seemed more like date paste-flavored cocoa rather than the rich, silken chocolate fudge I craved. I tested many fillings until I was satisfied. This chocolate fudge filling is different. Luxuriously smooth and definitely […]
Bûche de Noël is the French name for a Christmas cake shaped like a Yule log. Traditionally this is a rolled cake, but I have learned that unless the cake contains an unthinkable amount of fat, a rolled vegan cake will be greasy (and exceptionally unhealthy). Still, I wanted a holiday log complete with mushrooms shaped […]
National Chocolate Covered Anything Day? Who is in charge of this calendar!? Well, eat your oatmeal first, because I am not going to suggest that you cover your fully loaded bowl of creamy oats with a layer of chocolate. If you have not already heard my personal motto… here it is. Eat your greens, grains, […]