If you have already gone vegan and gluten-free or are moving toward vegan and gluten-free and have given up on finding a delicious vegan and gluten-free source for cakes, look again. The carrot cake and spice cake mini cupcakes in the accompanying photo are both vegan and gluten-free. But mostly, they were delicious. They were a birthday gift to at least one vegan from her friend Monika Hauschild, who had gotten them fresh from the baker, Linda Fisher, here in the Kansas City area.
If you have tried vegan gluten-free baked goods but found them to be gritty, dry, and tasteless, you must give yourself the gift of trying these mini cupcakes from Linda Fisher. They are soft, moist, and melt-in-your-mouth yummy. Even a couple of at least one vegan’s nonvegan and non-gluten-free friends happily devoured them. The spice cakes are full of spices and fruits, and the carrot cakes are full of, well, carrots, with a piece of walnut on top. And of all things, both cakes contain gluten-free wheatgrass, Linda said. Apparently, wheat grass does not contain gluten, but as always, if you have celiac disease or otherwise absolutely must avoid gluten, do your research on the origin and manufacturing processes of your wheatgrass. Heavily into growing her own wheatgrass and watercress sprouts, Linda told at least one vegan that she also otherwise uses non-GMO certified or organic ingredients in her baking. She also makes vegan ice cream, which she decided to learn how to make because her granddaughter could not eat anything with dairy in it. If you would like to order her vegan gluten-free cakes, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.