Thanksgiving Desserts

October 12, 2011

Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake

I don’t normally make two desserts for a meal, even for holidays. I’m not really all that much of a baker. But somehow I ended up going with not one but TWO, because 1) I couldn’t decide and 2) I had some fears that one may fail. But they both worked out incredibly well. Better than well, they were both completely amazing!

This is Fat Free Vegan Kitchen’s Double-Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake and it is FABULOUS!

I am skeptical of every single vegan cheesecake recipe I come across. I have real texture issues with it. If it is too wet, or even worse, slimy, I will bail instantly. If it’s runny, please don’t call it a cheesecake! Obviously this isn’t an issue for everyone else, given how many slimy, wet cheesecake recipes I’ve encountered. I may sound insane, but I know what I like! :) And I like this here pumpkin cheesecake. Perfect texture, and also, the perfect pumpkin spice ratio. Yeah, I also have issues with that – too much cinnamon is the ruiner of pumpkin pie, and if you omit nutmeg you’ve lost me. Nutmeg is crucial! This recipe understands that, and I love it forever.

And just when you thought you’d reached Thanksgiving dessert heaven, there was Isa Chandra’s Triple Apple Cider Bundt Cake.

Vegan Apple Cake

Oh. My. Gawwwd.

I promise you, this is THE BEST apple cake you have ever tasted in your life. Ever. So moist, so many layers of apple flavour, so satisfying on so many levels. It was so good I kinda don’t even know what to say. It’s just perfect!

 

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CraftyEarthMama October 12, 2011 at 7:02 pm

Must try both of these! Especially that bundt cake!

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Julie Lynn October 12, 2011 at 7:11 pm

Yum! Those desserts look fantastic!

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Sarah (appifanie) October 12, 2011 at 7:41 pm

Those both look amazing!

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MyVeganJournal October 12, 2011 at 11:14 pm

Whoa!!! those both look fantastic! :D

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veganlinda October 12, 2011 at 11:29 pm

I have to make this bundt cake!

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Richa@HobbyandMore October 12, 2011 at 11:30 pm

wow for the pumpkin cheesecake and wowierrr for the apple cider cake yummyliciousness!

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Jesse @ Happy Go Lucky Vegan October 13, 2011 at 12:28 am

Oh em gee this triple apple cider bundt cake looks amazing! I can’t wait to make it! Love the idea of adding an apple center.

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Vanessa October 13, 2011 at 6:00 am

That last cake looks like fall wrapped up in one spongy, gewy, delicious slice. I have to attempt to make this. Nom!!

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Maggie Muggins October 13, 2011 at 11:41 am

For some reason randomofo.com keeps bringing me to your blog, I think it’s trying to tell me something….like make that cake! I’ve never made it before but it looks amazing! i’m also a big fan of FFV’s pumpkin cheesecake, it’s one of the best ones I’ve tried.

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omgoshimvegan October 13, 2011 at 12:26 pm

These both look INSANE! I am with you about the cheesecakes. I haven’t found one I like yet or that doesn’t have a “fake” taste to it. I think I’m going to have to try both of these.

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Geraldine October 16, 2011 at 9:23 pm

Looks and sounds wonderful. What a great fall recipe. :<)

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Geraldine October 16, 2011 at 9:24 pm

PS: Make that 2 great fall recipes!

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