Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World: 75 Dairy-Free Recipes for Cupcakes That Rule (Paperback)
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DescriptionThe hosts of the vegan cooking show The Post Punk Kitchen are back with a vengeance -- and this time, dessert. A companion volume to Vegan with a Vengeance, Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World is a sweet and sassy guide to baking everyone's favorite treat without using any animal products. This unique cookbook contains over 50 recipes for cupcakes and frostings -- some innovative, some classics -- with beautiful full color photographs. Isa and Terry offer delicious, cheap, dairy-free, egg-free and vegan-friendly recipes like Classic Vanilla Cupcakes (with chocolate frosting), Crimson Velveteen Cupcakes (red velvet with creamy white frosting), Linzer Torte Cupcakes (hazelnut with raspberry and chocolate ganache), Chai Latte Cupcakes (with powdered sugar) and Banana Split Cupcakes (banana-chocolate chip-pineapple with fluffy frosting). Included also are gluten-free recipes, decorating tips, baking guidelines, vegan shopping advice, and Isa's true cupcake anecdotes from the trenches. When Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, no dessert lover can resist.
- Published: 01 November 2006
- Format: Paperback 176 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781569242735 ISBN 10: 1569242739
- Sales rank: 1,756
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Reviews for Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World
I've had this book for quite a few years now and I really enjoy it!
First of all, it looks great, the pictures look delicious! And it's funny!
Second of all, some of the ingredients are a bit hard to get a hold of, but the results are amazing :) Everybody loves these cupcakes! by J. Hadzihasanovic
Great Book for Vegans with a Sweet Tooth
I've made a number of recipes from this book and I was pleasantly surprised to find out that these recipes turn out really well. My favorite so far are the carrot cake cupcakes. They turn out really moist and taste amazing. For those expecting exact replicas of non-vegan cupcakes you will find a bit of a difference. The cupcakes don't always rise, and if they do it's usually in more of an upward manner than the typical splurging over the edge to make a muffin top. You may also have a hard time finding ingredients for some of these recipes. I had to go on a mission to find Agar and getting vegan cream cheese where I live requires quite a journey so I tend to avoid the icings made from it. Soy yogurt is also a little bit of a hassle to get but doable. But soy milk and creamer are pretty easy to find as they are very common now and some of the cup cake recipes don't even use soy products. If your willing to put a little more effort into finding some of the more exotic components there are tons of different recipes to try out. These cupcake recipes also work well for cakes. Overall I very much enjoy this book and use it fairly often. by Natalia Bogdan
these recipes saved me
i'm not a vegan-i'm not even a vegitarian.....but i am a baker.thanks to this book i now have egg free,dairy free,vegan free recipes that taste amazing. most people question me to make sure that the cake is actually vegan,because it tastes so good. i highly recomend this book...it saved me by Liana Rock
- Top review
These cupcakes are amazing.
Argh, I just wrote a very long review only to have the website screw up on sending it, so here it is in a nutshell:
I have no idea why that other reviewer didn't like these cupcakes, but I just borrowed the book a few days ago and the cupcakes I've made so far have been terrific. (I came on the site just to buy my own copy, actually.) In fact, the plain chocolate cupcake with vanilla "buttercream" frosting was f*cking AMAZING. I'm a vegetarian, but not vegan, so I eat desserts with milk & eggs baked in, but I thought this was as good or better than any "regular" cupcake I've ever had. I brought them into work and my co-workers (none of whom are even vegetarian) all loved them, too.
The reviewer was right about one thing, though -- you can't get shortening (eg Crisco) in Australia except from the USA Foods Store, but you don't need it. Just use double the amount of margarine (I used Nuttelex) instead of half margarine and half shortening. The frosting was delicious, and creamy and smooth. I simply spread it on with a knife, but it would work just as well with a decorating bag. (Do not use copha, by the way -- it's completely different from US shortening.) I'm not ashamed to admit that I actually licked the tupperware clean. Ok, I am a little bit, but I love frosting, ok?
I've already started plotting which ones are next: Red Velvet, Chocolate cupcakes w/ coffee frosting & toasted coconut, S'mores Cupcakes (it's a Yank thing, we love s'mores) and the Boston Cream Pie. I seriously want to make cupcakes every weekend (but that means I'd be eating cupcakes every weekend, so I may have to cut back).
So yeah, I'm sorry that other reviewer had a negative experience, but really -- "wouldn't feed them to [their] dog"?? First off, you shouldn't ever feed cupcakes to your dog because the active chemical in chocolate (theobromine) is toxic to dogs and can kill them, plus even vanilla cupcakes are way more sugar than they should have.
And secondly, I wouldn't feed these cupcakes to my cat because I am saving them for ME. by wildsoda
Looks great, and tastes Even Better!
I have tried a pair of recipes so far... what can I say?
Awesome! No one of my non-vegan friends could believe the cupcakes were dairy-free..
I absolutely recommend this book to everyone (who isn't trying to lose weight)! by nnn2
"Looks great, tastes embarrassing."
"I guess I should start off by saying something nice...
The pictures in this book are positively delightful. They will make your mouth water and your stomach gurgle with hunger! Everything is so beautifully presented. There is a good range of easy to difficult recipes and many easy to find ingredients. If you're in Australia, there will be some things you may need to order from usafoods.com.au - for example, "shortening" which is in a number of the icings. It's also known as Crisco.
On the flip side... I have tried/tested 5 recipes so far. 1/ Cappuccino, 2/ Cookies & Cream, 3/ Green Tea, 4/ Margarita and 5/ Apple Cider cupcakes. I can say with absolute confidence that I was disappointed with the consistency of ALL of these cupcakes. They are not the traditional light, fluffy, cupcakes you expect. They are in fact VERY dense and heavy in an unpleasant way - and before you ask, yes I followed the recipes precisely. In fact, I was so afraid of ruining them, that I checked everything at least 3 times before adding to the mixing bowl! One of the worst things is that the margarita recipe calls for too much tequila in the icing (to the point where even the smell of it made me quite nauseous, but that might have something to do with my low tolerance for spirits).
Unfortunately I've stupidly always offered these cupcakes to friends and co-workers before trying them myself and I can't even begin to explain how horrified and embarrassed I felt after I'd passed the tray around and then had one myself. It's true that people say "you are your worst critic", but even my dog wouldn't eat these. When I realised how unexpectedly awful they were (despite how pretty), I wanted to crawl into a hole and hide from everyone who'd eaten them.
Five stars for pictures, effort and ideas, but only one star for results.
" by a Book Depository customer