Go Get Yourself Some BabyCakes! (The Best Gluten Free, Sugar Free, and Vegan Treats!)
Well so far so good as far as avoiding the list of foods I shouldn’t eat. Hopefully my gut is starting to heal and I can eat things like coconut and walnuts again. But until then, I’m finding wonderful sources for creating yummy things without hindering the healing process. Here’s my favorite so far.
This cookbook is a godsend! You will never taste such wonderful brownies, cookies, or cakes as you will from this book. Forget that they’re (mostly) gluten free, (mostly) sugar free and completely vegan. No one will know! All they know is that they’re eating the best thing they have ever had the pleasure of tasting.
Now, don’t be frightened by the (mostly) in front of gluten free. There are a few recipes made with spelt flour which is an ancestor to wheat and not gluten free. This mainly takes up the scones and biscuits section of the book. But the rest of the recipes are simply heaven. Have a birthday party coming up? Try the Triple Chocolate Fat Pants Cake. Want some goodies in the house to snack on? Get some blondies in the oven!
I have to say the only recipes I’ve had trouble with are the teacakes. They’re always delicious, but very tough to bake evenly… though I’m pretty sure most of that is my 115-year-old oven’s fault. Also, I can’t seem to find soy milk powder anywhere for the frosting. I’ve also heard that the BabyCakes frosting is a bit time-consuming and takes a while to master. But Pamela’s vanilla frosting mix is divine, and super easy to make. Just use Earth Balance margarine instead of butter and you’ve got yourself a vegan gluten free frosting!
Out for a night on the town? Looking for some dessert, but having trouble finding anything besides the bowl of plain vanilla ice cream the restaurant says they can “special order” for you as a gluten free treat? Well if you’re in NYC or Downtown LA, you’re the luckiest gluten free-er in the world! There you will find BabyCakesNYC’s bakeries, and you would be doing yourself a huge favor to stop by and treat yourself to a Cookie Sandwich or a Healthy Ho (their version of a Hostess cupcake), not to mention the myriad of other goodies they create on a daily basis.
So there are just a few of the many reasons to go pick up your very own BabyCakes cookbook or, if you’re lucky, visit a BabyCakesNYC location. It’s a great way to stay on track, but still occasionally indulge guilt-free. And I’m all for guilt-free indulgence. 🙂