Welcome to The Cake Mama! Sharing our vegan life with lifestyle inspiration, plant based recipes and our transition into slower living in the Okanagan.

Easy & Delicious Vegan Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Frosting

Did someone say chocolate cake! This recipe has been my go-to for a couple of years and it is originally created by Gretchen Price in her Modern Vegan Baking cook book. If you haven't visited her website, you just must- she makes the most amazing creations! If you asked me what flavor of cake is my favourite I would usually say vanilla but THIS chocolate cake is incredibly delicious and paired with the right filling (think chocolate, cookie butter, coconut, peanut butter!) it is really out of this world! I've adapted the recipe to be able to create 3 x 6" cake layers but you can easily fill 2 x 9" pans with the same amount of batter and get some really nice tall layers of chocolate ...

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DIY: How To Use Your Garden Herbs 3 Different Ways

If you've been following along in my gardening journey, you'll know that I reserved two garden boxes for herbs! Why? I don't know LOL and now I've got a healthy abundance of sage, rosemary and thyme! Apart from drying them to use in cooking, I thought it would be fun to show you 3 different ways you can use these garden herbs outside of the kitchen..well sort of! Now that summer weather in Kelowna seems to be truly behind us and the smoke has rolled in from fires all around *cry* it can be hard to even think that not just a few weeks back we were still hanging out at the lake soaking up the sun. These 3 DIYs can help take you back to those summer days in a snap! DIY 1: Dried Herb ...

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When In Wine Country: An Okanagan Guide to Vegan Wines

If you've ever visited the Okanagan, you'll know that wine touring is one of the top tourist activities to partake in here. The views are beautiful, the wines are delicious and usually the company is lovely too, LOL. Did you know that the wine you love may not be vegan? Or better yet, did you know that wine isn't always vegan? I know, crazy right?! It all comes down to the fining agents used in the preparation of the wine. Some wineries use isinglass (fish bladder) or egg albumin (egg white) as fining agents. I know your mind is blown right about now! Fortunately there are PLENTY of wineries that don't use these fining agents and prefer to use bentonite clay instead. I'm so pleased to ...

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Camping With The Cake Mama: Vegan Style

One of my fondest memories of my childhood are the summers we spent camping for weeks and weeks with my family. Having a family of my own, I have enjoyed being able to share camping traditions and experiences with my kids. Among all the biking, swimming and campfire-ing we do when we camp, camp food is definitely one of the things I look forward to preparing! When we went vegan, I thought (as many of you might) that planning meals for a week of camping might be more challenging. I'm here to tell you that it is the LEAST stressful part about preparing to go away LOL! First off, the food spoilage/contamination issue is essentially a thing of the past. Because you're mainly stocking up with ...

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Vegan Pavlova with Coconut Whip & Fresh Berries

VEGAN Pavlova?! They said it couldn't be done. HOW?! What on earth would you use to create that crispy delicious crust with no egg whites? Well friends, I'm here to share that once again, aquafaba- the glorious liquid that comes from a can of chickpeas is here to steal the show. Remember all the times you drained a can of chickpeas and let it slip down the drain? You are going to be hitting yourself over the head now that you know you could have made so many delicious things such as pavlova, macarons and royal icing!!! Today I'm partnering once again with Choices Markets to share a SUPER easy recipe that is sure to brighten up your days and satisfy that sweet tooth. This vegan ...

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Vegan Lemon Poppyseed Loaf

Happy weekend friends! I'm excited and a little nervous to share this recipe because it's not a traditional lemon poppyseed loaf that may come to mind when you think of one. It's NOT sweet, it's NOT super lemon-y but it IS the perfect more healthy type of loaf where you can control the sweetness! In this time of quarantine life, if you're like our family - LOL, the snacks and sweets are at an all time high. On top of that, it's safe to say that everyone is spending a lot of time in the kitchen baking breads, cinnamon buns and so on which I think is so SO great! I mean, how often did you see a friend, family member or neighbour share their baking creations until now? Recipes are being ...

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