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Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World: 75 Dairy-Free Recipes for Cupcakes that Rule Paperback – October 17, 2006
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Another gem by Isa Moskowitz, this cupcake bible includes 75 different recipes for cupcake batter and frosting Vegan Cupcakes will tantalize and inspire, especially with the beautiful photos of each recipe.”
Will satisfy almost everyone’s sweet tooth and visions of sugarplums.”
iVillage.com, 1/18/11These [Peanut Butter] cupcakes are pushed to maximum peanuty capacity and still remain moist and fluffy. Chunky peanut butter, molasses and flaxseed give them an intense flavor and nutty texture.”
[The Sexy Low-Fat Vanilla Cupcakes are] vanilla-scented gems.”
The RetailMeNot Insider, 5/23/11Granted, these authors aren’t on restricted diets due to allergies or celiac disease, but their wildly inventive vegan desserts are dairy- and egg-free, and they have a whole section on how to make cookies without wheat.”
Isa and Terry deserve top marks with for this unique collection of highly creative recipes for out-of-this-world cupcakes. Get your copy now, get cookin' and get tremendous satisfaction from making these unusual cupcakes.”
VegNews, September/October 2014
’Plant-based’ went from earnest to awesome with two words: vegan cupcakes. Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero started it all in 2006 with Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the Worldwhich, along with their 2007 Veganomiconstill leads the pack in vegan cookbook sales.”
Palm Springs Desert Sun, 12/24/14
I was amazed at how delicious every recipe was. It uses simple every day ingredients with lots of color photos with easy directions.”
About the Author
Terry Romero co-hosts the Post Punk Kitchen and can't believe she lives in Queens.
Contributor residences (city, state or country if outside the US or Canada): Brooklyn, NY; Queens, NY
Top Customer Reviews
I would like to second another reviewer who pointed out that the recipes don't ask you to use egg replacers or other "substitutions" common in vegan baking (usually because someone is trying to veganize a non-vegan recipe); instead, the recipes are just designed vegan from the ground up, and call for simple ingredients that anyone would have (oil, baking powder, etc.). Also, there are tons of beautiful color pictures of finished cupcakes throughout, which is one of the most important things about a cookbook, to me. Then, too, they suggest enough variations on each cupcake recipe (there's 6 suggested ways to dramatically alter the chocolate cupcake recipe alone) that this book will keep you occupied for quite a long time.
Since every baker likes a little external validation, here's mine: I have gotten absolute raves on every cupcake I have made so far, and most of these raves were from non-vegans who were comparing my vegan cupcakes with regular [non-vegan] cupcakes. For example, last night I fed a chocolate cupcake with cookies 'n cream frosting (vegan buttercream frosting with Newman's O's mixed in... this is a recipe from the book, obviously) to a friend who didn't just enjoy it, but was absolutely WOWED.Read more ›
P.S. I have always been intimidated by cupcakes (and especially frosting) -- but these recipes made it all seem easier, somehow.
Similar to the reasons I raved about her cookbook, Isa's charming book of cupcake recipes is stellar. First of all, I challenge all omnivores out there to think of 75 possible cupcake combinations. Now take away the milk. And eggs. Oh, and one can't use any butter, so nix that too. Ah... that's better. Now one is introduced to the vegan-style baking that Isa makes so effortless for the rest of us who are ingredient-challenged.
Before I learned how to bake vegan cupcakes from this book, I would trudge down to Sticky Fingers bakery in DC and cough up $4 for a product reminiscent of a 25-cent Hostess cupcake. While at the bakery I would hand over my money, gritting my teeth and reminding myself how lucky I am to live in a vegan-accepting city. Then, I would take a bite back to the 4th grade, pre-Vegan era.
Not only does this book make baking a lot more economical and bring back those childhood memories, but these things are really frickin good. In the mood for fruity cupcakes? No problem.Read more ›
Baking does not come naturally to me - thankfully, this cupcake book provides really good details and pictures that help any novice make beautiful, tasty cupcakes.
TRUE SELLING POINT: Instead of "replacing" ingredients (i.e. substituting eggs with applesauce) the authors clearly took a lot of time and effort to concoct a perfect balance of ingredients to make these taste amazing, rather than like a "veganized' version of the "real thing."
I cannot wait to try out some of the "fancy" cupcake recipes, like pistachio rosewater or the boston cream pie cupcakes. Brownie cupcakes look amazing, too, since I have not yet been able to create a good vegan brownie.
"Vegan Cupcakes" is consistent with what I had expected from Isa's other book, "Vegan with a Vengeance." Along with the recipes, there is fun, cheeky commentary that makes the book so unique.
In short, this book is great for vegans and non-vegans alike. You do not need dairy or eggs to enjoy these sweet & adorable treats!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is the greatest cupcake book known to man. I have had this book for years and have made most of the recipes in it. They are all wonderful.Published 23 days ago by Tascha F.
So excited to try out these recipes, the variety of recipes is impressive!Published 1 month ago by Heather S
This book is absolutely fabulous. It is a permanent resident in my vegan cookbook collection. I have gotten the pie version of this cookbook at the library and can confirm that all... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
There are lots of good recipes but since I am a low fat vegan it has too much oil for my tastePublished 3 months ago by LP
First time baker here! And whoa! Who knew vegan baking would not only be easily learned but also twice as delicious?! Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Should be called "vegan cupcakes take over your thighs." Great recipes. Definitely not health food, but for a rare splurge, they are a treat. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Itscalledkarma