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 Double Chocolate Brownies

Sweet friends, I did it. Just when I thought I made a really GOOD peanut butter brownie recipe yesterday, I went and made some MIND BLOWING double chocolate brownies today, and friends, you'd never think that a.) they're vegan & gluten free and b.) they're made with chickpeas!! The idea stemmed from the over abundance of chickpeas due to the fact that I make royal icing for my sugar cookies with aquafaba. I was having a serious fridge situation with cans upon cans of drained chickpeas just sitting in there waiting for their moment of glory LOL. For the past few months I had been just roasting the chickpeas in the oven and seasoning them with a blend of nutritional yeast, onion ...

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Hello and..goodbye February!

Well sweet friends, I had every intention of having all of my ducks in a row and here we are, nearly at the end of February and I have yet to update you with all the things that I've got going on. Truthfully, February was a bit whirlwind in the sense that a lot of things happened in a short period of time without even giving me a chance to share! Nevertheless, there are just a few things I'd like to recap this month AND give you the heads up whats coming! First off, I'd like to share this month's desktop & phone wallpaper! I decided not to add the calendar in cuz hey, the month is almost over LOL!! But the image does feature my most reposted image on social media which I am so ...

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Happy January!

Well hello there 2019! January is here and I'm super excited to be planning the next couple of months ahead of me. From product development, scheduling pop ups and workshops, I really can't wait to hit the ground running BUT there are a few words that come to my mind when I think about this new year: Intentional. Joyful. Slow. Intentional with my time and my projects. Joyful with each season that comes and embracing each experience. Slow- it ties in with my thoughts of being intentional and being able to take care of myself throughout this year. As an entrepreneur it is SOOOO easy to get caught up in the rat race of cutting edge content and the feeling that you need to constantly ...

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Vegan Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies

Ahh raspberry almond thumbprint cookies. I have loved this cookie since I lived with my parents and baked cookies for Christmas (clearly I thing I've been doing for a long time LOL!) The recipe I used to use came from a "Woman's World" magazine that my mom religiously bought and my sister and I loved to read through for all the hilarious weight loss tips they always plastered on the front cover. The recipe was literally a tiny sliver on one of the pages and I think it was titled "Grandma's Thumbprint Cookies" or something like that. They looked so delicious that they quickly became a holiday staple over the years with that one page dog eared so we wouldn't forget what issue it came ...

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Vegan Ginger Molasses Cookie Sammies with Eggnog Buttercream

You GUYS! I'm sooo excited to share with you my vegan version of a newly beloved addition to your holiday baking: Ginger Molasses Sammies with Eggnog Buttercream! After months and months of trial and error to create the perfect crinkly ginger molasses cookie AND buttercream that is so tasty even on its own, I'm so happy to announce that you don't have to give up this delicious cookie without any sacrifices on flavour and consistency. I have been a huge fan of ginger molasses cookies around this time of year for as long as I can remember. The chewy goodness is so satisfying with a good cup of coffee! I hope you all add this to your Christmas baking menu, the best part is that they're super ...

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Vegan Chocolate Dipped Scottish Shortbread

The holiday baking continues in The Cake Mama household with one of my all time favourite cookies to prepare: Scottish Shortbread! If you know me at all, you'll know that I favour cookies that actually doesn't have any icing on it- shocker! I know! While I love the prettiness of a perfectly decorated sugar cookie, I prefer something a little less sweet to enjoy with a good cup of coffee. This recipe is adapted from the Taste of Home Scottish Shortbread recipe which in my books is the BEST version of shortbread. The reason? Brown sugar!! It adds a lovely caramelized flavour to the already buttery goodness that you're gonna love! Speaking of butter, changing it to a vegan version ...

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