Have you ever eaten too much of one thing? You’re right, who hasn’t. Guess what? I have a tendency to do this with yummy baked goods. But they’re just so yummy. Just one more. Okay, last one. Really, this time it’s the last one. I went for a run today. And then they’re gone. Compliments to the baker.
So I was in Chapters a couple of months ago, searching for a science-type book about baking (surprising for those who know me, I think Science was the first class I skipped in high school). Naturally I was easily distracted when a lovely, bright, and cutesy book practically jumped off the shelves at me. I totally abandoned the science of baking search and skipped right to the point of sale (cause really they’re not cash registers anymore, are they?). I was so excited, in fact, it was this book that really pushed me over the edge and found me starting a blog.
Babycakes: Vegan, Gluten-Free and (Mostly) Sugar-Free cookbook is FULL of recipes that will find you eating too much. For for the most part, they’re deliciously healthy so it doesn’t matter. Right? Right.
The recipes are amazing. And the cover is so freakin’ cute. In fact, everything about this bakery is the best. If you visit the BabyCakes website and check out their blog you can find some of their totally cute videos, see the inside of the totally cute bakery, and see the totally cute girls behind the book’s success. If I was 21 I would so be moving to NYC and getting a job there.
Some of my faves from the cookbook include the Double Chocolate Chip Cookies, the Chocolate Chip Cookies, and the Apple Cinnamon Toastie.
Callum and I tried the Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting and the Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting. We were a little disappointed when the Vanilla Cupcakes were more like a muffin, and the frosting wasn’t quite what my little frosting-lover was looking for (hello, he’s three and he’s all about sugary sweetness).
The Chocolate Cupcakes, however, went over much better, and the frosting was approaching yummy for my little tester.
Check out this cookbook. It’s worth your pennies and it’s an interesting adventure for any baker (I had never used coconut oil in my baking). Oh, and for the record, I found it before Gwyneth.