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

Vegan Raspberry Heart Shaped Hand Pies

Flaky golden and delicious vegan raspberry hand pies?! YES PLEASE! I may have eaten my weight in baked pastry dough over the past week and I’m honestly not mad about it. With simple ingredients, it’s very likely you have all you need at home to whip these up tonight just in time for you & your Valentine to enjoy with coffee!  As of late, raspberry jam has been taking the forefront when it comes to making anything that requires a jam. When I was thinking about what I wanted to bake for Valentine's Day, I knew I wanted raspberry jam to be the focus and how perfect that it's color matches the season of love! Back to the recipe- I've had the pleasure yet again to create another fun ...

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Chocolate Coconut Power Balls

Chocolate Coconut Power Balls- I bet you won’t be able to stop at one!! These nuggets of goodness are packed with the good stuff and are refined sugar free meaning you can snack knowing it’s actually good for you!  I’ve always wanted to create a power ball that tastes more like a truffle than a health food and I think I #nailedit with this one! The addition of cocoa powder boosts up the chocolatey profile and the maple syrup adds the perfect touch of sweetness! You may also like these posts powered by Choices- click here and here! Quick cook oats add density to the bite while the banana maintains its moisture so it forms into a ball easily! The coconut and peanut butter are ...

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Moving to Kelowna: A 6 Month Review

Happy January sweet friends! I hope all of you had a restful Christmas and holiday season and starting off 2020 with a positive light. I can't believe that it's been SIX MONTHS since we moved to Kelowna and it's safe to say we've settled in quite well! I wanted to make sure I shared some kind of update long after summer was over because we all know how enjoyable the Okanagan can be in warmer weather: beaches, wineries, more beaches, fresh cherries, apricots and peaches and more wineries- honestly I've probably drank my weight in wine with how spoiled we are around here. But now that the dust has truly settled and we've survived first days of school, getting into a routine, ...

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Vegan Gingerbread for Houses & Cookies

The wait is over my friends! My vegan gingerbread recipe is all yours for the baking! As much as I really wanted to create some cute kits for you to purchase with the house already baked and ready to decorate, time was just not on my side :( Fortunately everything you need to create the most adorable gingerbread house à la Team Jilly! It was such a pleasure to teach this incredibly talented, genuine and sweet group of ladies who honestly needed very little direction when it came to creating their very own house! The recipe I'm about to share is one of my favourites for this time of year. No matter what you do, it comes out as such a soft bite cookie! This being said, you may want ...

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Coconut Marshmallow Drop Cookies

It may be obvious that I adore baking custom cookies full of detail and pretty colors, but there’s something to be said when a recipe can be whipped up quickly! (see what I did there? 😉) These Coconut Marshmallow drop cookies are easy to make and this recipe is sure to be one you’ll add to your holiday baking repetoire! Whenever I make create recipes, I intentionally make them larger batches because honestly, who only ever bakes a dozen cookies?! The holidays always call for a sweet treat to gift or serve so this recipe can do just that! These coconut marshmallow cookies are pillowy soft with bits of the marshmallow, with a slightly crispy edge and seriously, you won’t be able to ...

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