During these chilly winter months, there’s nothing to do except turn your kitchen into a bountiful factory of warm, gooey treats. But wait – you say you went vegan as a New Year’s resolution? Don’t panic. Your cupcakes can be just as fluffy and moist without eggs and butter. Here are a few cookbooks to start you and your vegan sweet tooth out on your next adventure together.
Chloe’s Vegan Desserts: More than 100 Exciting New Recipes for Cookies and Pies, Tarts and Cobblers, Cupcakes and Cakes–and More! by Chloe Coscarelli
This book even contains recipes for ice cream. That’s right: ice cream! Coscarelli was the first vegan winner of Cupcake Wars, so you know her recipes are up to snuff.
Decadent Gluten-Free Vegan Baking: Delicious, Gluten-, Egg- and Dairy-Free Treats and Sweets by Cara Reed
If you’ve never had vegan, gluten-free chocolate churros, prepare for a new experience. This book is ideal for celiacs and other people who are avoiding gluten.
The Joy of Vegan Baking: The Compassionate Cooks’ Traditional Treats and Sinful Sweets by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
Here’s a book that will show you how to make and set a vegan glaze, make a vegan buttermilk, and otherwise compensate for your aversion to dairy. Check out the easy conversion table in the front matter.
These tried and true recipes come straight from the author’s vegan bakery experience. Unlike other vegan baking cookbooks, this title doesn’t rely on substitutions, but instead focuses on creating original confections from ingredients that stand on their own.
Pure Artistry: Extraordinary Vegan and Gluten-Free Cakes by Emily Lael Aumiller
Whether you’re making a special treat for your valentine or creating a cake for a wedding, this book is a must-have. There’s a trick to making any cake look pretty, but when that cake is also vegan and gluten-free, the bar is even higher! Wow those skeptics.
Quick and Easy Vegan Bake Sale: More Than 150 Delicious Sweet and Savory Vegan Treats Perfect For Sharing by Carla Kelly
Sometimes, you need to make something delicate and transcendent, worthy of the marriage of two vegan nobles. Other times, you need to make muffins for the junior high girls’ soccer fundraiser. This book presents an absolute slew of cookie, cupcake, pastry, and snack bar recipes appropriate for everyone from beginner to expert.
Rawsome Vegan Baking: An Un-cookbook for Raw, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Beautiful and Sinfully Sweet Cookies, Cakes, Bars & Cupcakes by Emily von Euw
You want it vegan. You want it gluten-free. And, finally, you want it raw. This book serves up all your dietary retrictions in one sweet set of delectable recipes, no flame required.
If these other vegan baking books have you a little intimidated, then you can relax with this cookbook. The recipes here are designed to be straightforward and easy for anybody to try, whether they’ve been vegan for five years or five days.
Sweet Debbie’s Organic Treats: Allergy-Free & Vegan Recipes From the Famous Los Angeles Bakery by Debbie Adler
It’s hard to quibble with an almond croissant…unless you’re allergic! This book eschews the cashew cream, peanut butter, and crumbled pistachio topping.
Calling all chocoholics! This is the vegan baking book you’ve been waiting for. Every recipe involves chocolate somehow. There’s even a beverages section for you bakers who like to enjoy a little decadent libation as you mix and pour.
Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World: 75 Dairy-Free Recipes for Cupcakes that Rule by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero
Moskowitz is one of the most famous names in vegan cookery, and she and Romero have multiple books on vegan baking. This one is just about the fabulous and expansive world of vegan cupcakes. Also check out Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar and Vegan Pie in the Sky by the same authors!