Rawsome Vegan Baking: An Un-cookbook for Raw, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Beautiful and Sinfully Sweet Cookies, Cakes, Bars & Cupcakes

Make Undeniably Delicious and Eye-Catching Raw, Vegan and Gluten-Free Treats

Emily Von Euw, creator of the popular blog This Rawsome Vegan Life, makes treats that are so phenomenal and so stunning they should be considered masterpieces. Oh yeah, and they’re raw, vegan AND gluten-free. So whether you’re a vegetarian, a raw vegan or even a meat-lover just looking for something healthy, new and delicious, this book has something for you.

Emily’s popular blog won the Vegan Woman’s 2013 Vegan Food Blog Award, was named one of the Top 50 Raw Food Blogs of 2012 and is nominated for “Favorite Blog” for the 2013 VegNews Veggie Awards. Every recipe is accompanied by a photograph so you can see each brilliant sweet before you eat.

Emily’s beautiful and easy-to-make recipes, like her Peppermint Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes, S’mores Cupcakes and Go-Nuts Donuts with Frosting & Fruit Sprinkles, are so tasty that you won’t even realize they’re vegan. Quite simply, Rawsome Vegan Baking will wow your taste buds and impress your friends and family with new great tastes in dessert.

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  1. 17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious recipes — with gorgeous photos!, March 6, 2014
    Leanne (San Diego, CA) –
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    This review is from: Rawsome Vegan Baking: An Un-cookbook for Raw, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Beautiful and Sinfully Sweet Cookies, Cakes, Bars & Cupcakes (Paperback)

    I wasn’t familiar with the This Rawsome Vegan Life blog before I pre-ordered this book back in the fall, but love raw recipes, and ordered it on a whim. I am so happy I did! If you like cookbooks with lots of color photographs and amazing recipes, you will love this!

    The book is divided into the following main sections:

    * Introduction
    * Cakes and Cupcakes
    * Bites, Bars, and Cookies
    * Pies and Tarts
    * Pudding and Ice Cream
    * Basic Recipes

    Emily von Euw, the author, listed a complete list of the recipes on her blog, so I’ll post that list at the end of my review since it’s rather long. I own a small collection of raw cookbooks already, but, as you’ll see once you look over the recipe list, I think that this one has some really unique flavor combinations that made me so glad that I took a chance on it!

    Since I just got the book today, I have only made one recipe myself — the Chia Vanilla Pudding — but I’ve also had the chance to taste the Carrot Cake with Cashew Cream Cheese Frosting and the Jungle Pie (which features bananas and coconut with a chocolate drizzle on top) since one of my good friends got her book yesterday on her Nook and made them last night. Lucky me — for she brought me a slice of each today at work! All three recipes have been absolutely delicious!

    The Introduction is just a quick two-page set-up about the author and the book, and from there you jump right into the recipes. All of them are gluten-free and vegan, so they’re also free from dairy and eggs.

    Each recipe has a short “blurb” about it, and then the step-by-step instructions are clearly laid out. There is no nutritional information given, but that personally isn’t a deterrent for me when I’m ordering a dessert cookbook. 🙂

    What I also love are the gorgeous, full-color photos that accompany each recipe. I personally love cookbooks that include photos since they inspire me to want to make the recipes — and these are so good that I think I gained five pounds just from looking at them! 😉

    Like other raw recipes, these recipes also require easy-to-find ingredients, like raw nuts, oats, dates, seeds, coconut oil, fresh fruit, etc. You’ll also want to have a good food processor on hand to make the recipes. Also unique is that even though a few recipes call for nuts, van Euw — unlike other raw food cooks — has specifically moved away from them exclusively as the foundation of her recipes, and uses oats and buckwheat groats in their stead. I really like this it will cut down on the fat content and make me feel less guilty about indulging.

    I also want to mention that the special binding on this is fantastic; when you open it up, the pages lay flat and don’t close on themselves, which makes it such a pleasure to work from.

    Some other really good raw dessert cookbooks that I like because of their simple and yet tasty recipes are Ani’s Raw Food Desserts: 85 Easy, Delectable Sweets and Treats, Practically Raw Desserts: Flexible Recipes for All-Natural Sweets and Treats, and Pure Pleasures Cupcake Heaven: Raw Food Sweets That Make Your Heart Skip a Beat. When I eat treats from these books, I feel like I’m indulging in foods that not only taste good, but are good for me since they’re plant-based.

    This is a great book, and one that I know I’ll use a lot!

    Finally, I’ll end with a complete list of all the recipes, as copied from the This Rawsome Vegan Life blog.

    Cakes & Cupcakes
    · Cashew coffee vanilla crème cake with cinnamon chocolate crust
    · Super sexy cacao cashew cupcakes
    · Buckwheat & berry cream cake
    · Neapolitan mousse cake
    · Rawified Reeses cake
    · Black forest cake
    · Vanilla chocolate chunk cheesecake with peanut butter & coconut
    · Strawberry banana cream cake with mint
    · Nut-free creamy coconut cheesecake
    · Chocolate cheesecake with chocolate chili drizzle
    · Mini beet mousse cakes with sweet cashew cream & spiced nuts
    · Rainbow cake with fruit layers & coconut cream frosting
    · S’mores cupcakes
    · Chocolate molten lava cakes with goji berries
    · Pink cherry ice cream cake
    · Vanilla herb cheesecake with walnut crust, rosemary, orange mint & fresh fruit
    · Blueberry strawberry banana ice cream cake
    · Triple threat chocolate cake with carob buckwheat pecan cake, avocado cacao ganache & ginger…

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  2. 13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
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    Delicious and easy raw dessert recipes, March 4, 2014

    This review is from: Rawsome Vegan Baking: An Un-cookbook for Raw, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Beautiful and Sinfully Sweet Cookies, Cakes, Bars & Cupcakes (Paperback)
    I’ve been a fan of Emily’s blog for quite some time now, and was excited to hear she was coming out with her own cookbook! Having written a raw desserts book of my own (Practically Raw Desserts), I know a few things about raw “baking,” and I am happy to say Rawsome Vegan Baking delivers exactly the things I look for in raw desserts: simple recipes with extraordinary results, composed of healthful, whole-food ingredients (nuts, seeds, coconut, fresh and dried fruits, good-quality sweeteners, and of course cacao!). The book begins with a very brief intro, and then Emily rolls into the luscious recipes. Who wouldn’t love a Smores Cupcake, or Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes with Goji Berries? The Cashew Coffee Vanilla Creme Cake, Oversized Oreo Tart, and Peanut Butter Cookies call my name, too. The full-color photos with each recipe are also a treat. Emily’s raw vegan recipes err on the side of decadent, but are all gluten-, soy-, and guilt-free. Indulge at will!


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  3. 5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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    I don’t think I’ll ever make a traditional box dessert again., March 8, 2014
    DMA (Chicago, IL) –

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    Don’t be put off by the title. Even if you’re not raw or vegan, these desserts will be the best you’ve ever tasted.

    I couldn’t wait for this book to come out. This cookbook is amazing and I’m not even vegan or raw. My husband flips through the pages at night on his eReader and says, “What are we going to make this weekend?!” and “Can we make this one?? OH! Nevermind. Can we make THIS one?!”

    These days we have to make double batches of everything and we limit ourselves to one piece of dessert a night (each). In the evenings on the way home from work, we often say, “Oh! We’ve got dessert in the fridge!” And we sometimes are known to eat dessert while making dinner.

    I ordered the ebook because I was dying to have it, but will now go back and order the paper copy just for ease of use. I own many cookbooks, but this one gets 10 times the use of any other.

    I was introduced to Emily’s blog through a raw-food friend and after a few months of browsing her posts, I decided to try one of the recipes. From the first bite I was HOOKED.

    Why I love her recipes:
    1. I love that they are healthy. I had blood sugar issues and rarely have sweets. If I do, my blood sugar and weight jumps easily. However, eliminating sweets entirely has been hard. Having said that, the sugars in these desserts don’t seem to be a problem for me. My blood sugar will spike after I eat, but not as high and quickly will come back down. And the desserts taste just as sweet as a traditional dessert (sometimes sweeter). How is this possible?! Because they are natural sugars maybe?? There’s no processed food in the recipes. No dairy. So nice!
    2. There’s no baking! I LOVE this. I can make 3 recipes in the time it would take me to make one traditional dessert. No matter what dessert I try, it takes me 20 minutes.
    3. I find it easy to substitute things. If I’m low on maple syrup, easy. I use can use sugar or honey (not vegan, I know) or coconut nectar. The desserts taste the same and all have the same basic components.
    3. There’s no cleaning pans because there’s no baking. Cleaning up usually involves only my food processor (which can be put in the dishwasher) and putting back ingredients. NICE!! Now, if you’ve ever baked, you know cleaning up alone can take 20-30 minutes. And it’s usually when I’m cleaning pans that I think, “Wow this is a ton of work!”
    4. I love that she uses a lot of the same core ingredients. Coconut milk, dates, nuts, cacoa, coconut oil. I stock those in large supply – they all have a long shelf life – and you will find you have almost all the ingredients you need for most of the recipes.
    5. The desserts are SOOO good. I haven’t found one that I haven’t loved. My husband and I will often say, “Wow, if this was served at a restaurant, it would be our favorite restaurant EVER!” I have honestly never had food that tastes this good. I think it’s due to the richness of the whole foods used in each dessert. Making a crust out of cashews, maple syrup and cacoa. Look out. I can’t believe how good it tastes. I was shocked at the flavors. But in the beginning I was skeptical. Ground up pecans for a crust taste NOTHING like whole pecans (I don’t really care for whole pecans).

    The recipes are so shockingly good, I had to make a dessert just to bring to work for our office of 60 people. They were shocked when I told them what was in the dessert and how good it tasted. It was gone in an hour with weekly requests for more.

    My absolute favorite recipe is the very first one – Cashew Coffee Vanilla Creme with Cinnamon Chocolate Crust. If you’re short on time, leave off the coffee glaze and it is still to die for! I have this recipe down pat. I can make it in 10 minutes. I will often make triple batches of the crust and freeze it for future use (many recipes require a crust so I will experiment with swapping out recipes crusts just for fun and convenience). This is the dessert I brought to work. Honestly, it is the best dessert I ever made in my life (and I am always making desserts for parties, neighbors and the office). It puts a boxed brownie mix to shame.

    I don’t think I’ll ever make a traditional box dessert again. Why would you?!

    Excellent job, Emily! I am a huge fan!


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