VBR Book Review: ‘Vegan Desserts’

June 10, 2011By 8 Comments

I recently received a review copy of Vegan Desserts: Sumptuous Sweets for Every Season by Hannah Kaminsky—and oh-em-gee, I think this book might be my favorite vegan cookbook ev-ah!

First, lemme preface this review by saying that I have zero (maybe even negative zero… wait, that’s still zero) cooking skills and finesse when it comes to making vegan sweets from scratch. For some reason, people are under the assumption that I like to bake cupcakes—but they are butt-wrong—I just like to eat them. :) So… when I got this book, I recruited the help of my gal pal Shannon (baking goddess and co-owner of Cinnaholic) to help me test one of these recipes out. We decided to give the Strawberry-Kiwi Pie a whirl (but we subbed blackberries for kiwis). I have to admit, without trying to sound like a self-inflated bad-ass, this pie was the BEST. PIE. EVER. Seriously, every slice was pie-gasm heaven. Nuff said.

Pie ain’t yo thang? How about Persimmon Blondies, Black Velvet cupcakes, Roasted Apricot Ice Cream, Coffee Poppy Seed Cake, Mexican Chocolate Crème Caramel, Mojito Sugar Cookies or Golden Saffron Pound Cake? Mhm. *drool drool*

So bottom line: You need this book. Not only are the recipes insane, but the foodie pics are redonk! You also need to try that frickin’ pie recipe… will change your life!

What’s your favorite homemade vegan dessert?

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Longtime vegan, hardcore compassionate beauty junkie, serious cake aficionado, and lover of all things floofy and sparkly! If there's something in particular you'd like me to review, drop me a line at Sunny@VeganBeautyReview.com. You can also find me on Google +.

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  1. Gauri Radha गौरी राधा says:

    These desserts look amazing!! (Wish I didn’t need to lose 20 pounds :P)

  2. Coco says:

    Drooling! Thanks for this book suggestion, because I’ve been looking for a good vegan cookbook! [:

  3. April K. says:

    This has nothing to do with this blog post but i just read your profile on peta2 and you are from Columbus, GA?! I attend Columbus State University! How exciting to know that my favorite vegan blogger is from Columbus!! I only know one person here that is a vegetarian which sucks because I would like to know more like minded people here. Any tips on finding fellow vegetarians/vegans here? Feel free to email me if you wish! Thanks and keep up the excellent work.
    Oh and I like making vegan blueberry muffins.

    • Sunny says:

      Hi April! Thanks for dropping me a line and for all the kind words. :D :D

      I was born in Columbus, but I was only there as a baby, so I don’t have the 411 on vegan grubs and happenings there. Have you tried looking on Meetup.com?

      If I hear of anything, I’ll be sure to pass it along. :)

  4. Hannah says:

    I’m grinning from ear to ear because of your super kind, enthusiastic, and flattering review- Thank you! The pie looks awesome, and the blackberry sub was inspired. Thrilled you liked it so much!

  5. Karen Faivre says:

    I just got this book a couple weeks ago and it is drop-dead gorgeous. I can’t wait to try out some of the recipes. Tons of color photos through out.

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