It’s National Cake Day! We’re excited about celebrating one of our favorite desserts – cake. Cake, as we know and love it today, evolved from early leavened breads, which were sweetened with honey, fruit, and nuts. The word “cake” comes from the Old Norse word “kaka,” which means a baked flour confection. Cake is traditionally made with eggs, milk, and butter, but vegans know that those ingredients are necessary for a moist and delicious dessert. Celebrate National Cake Day vegan style with these five cakes from Practically Raw Desserts by Amber Shea Crawley.
5 Vegan Cakes for National Cake Day
New York Cheesecake – This nut-based cheesecake is so amazingly creamy and delicious that even vegan skeptics will love it.
Enlightened Carrot Cake – This raw, vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, low-calorie, low-fat, no-added-sugar, and no-bake cake is just as tasty as it’s baked, omnivore counterpart, but is low cal and low fat!
German Chocolate Cake – Despite the name, German chocolate actually has nothing to do with Germany. It’s actually named after Sam German, an Englishman who worked for the U.S. company Walter Baker & Company. Mr. German created a mild and smooth chocolate for baking in 1852, and it was originally named Baker’s German’s Sweet Chocolate.
Devil’s Food Cupcakes – These soft, moist, and devilishly delicious cupcakes will make any chocolate lover swoon.
Coconut Heaven Cupcakes – Buckle your seatbelts, coconut lovers—these cupcakes will catapult you straight into the strato- sphere of coconut heaven.