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Dairy Free desserts

coco puff Apr 22, 2009 12:31 PM

I'm hosting little party this weekend and need to buy some dairy free desserts...cupcakes, cake, etc. for a friend that can't have dairy any longer :(

I don't want it them to taste like cardboard. but as delicious as can be.

thx so much

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    DianaTakesABite Apr 22, 2009 12:39 PM

    How many people will be attending the party? If you don't need a huge quantity, M Cafe de Chaya makes vegan cupcakes. I've heard raves about the strawberry ones. Urth Caffe might be an option too -- I love their vegan oatmeal raisin cookies.

    Urth Caffe
    8565 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069

    M Cafe De Chaya
    7119 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

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    1. re: DianaTakesABite
      coco puff Apr 22, 2009 04:10 PM

      I'm going to have around 10 people, but only get dairy free for 1.

      thx for the tips

      1. re: DianaTakesABite
        bulavinaka Apr 22, 2009 07:17 PM

        M Cafe de Chaya's vegan chocolate cake is killer as well. The OP might also consider Jamaica's Cakes for vegan (meaning dairy-free) desserts as well. Their little lemon mini-bundt isn't spectacular, but their chocolate hazelnut mousse is great, as are their cupcakes.

        Jamaica's Cakes
        11511 West Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

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        schrutefarms Apr 22, 2009 03:51 PM

        Urth is good, but expensive. Mani's on Fairfax has a huge selection of vegan desserts that are great. Also, if you wanted to make some cupcakes, I know you can subsitute coconut milk-I'm just not exactly sure how.

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          chuck Apr 22, 2009 06:07 PM

          I am not sure where you live or where you want to shop but most Kosher bakeries make everything dairy free.

          1. Steve2 in LA Apr 22, 2009 06:49 PM

            Why not consider a pie or cobbler? Or does it have to be a faux flour product? Personally I'd much rather have a regular fruit pie, crumble, galette or tart than some gluten-free, faux torte. I'm just sayin'.

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              candee Apr 24, 2009 07:29 PM

              Real Food Daily (on La Cienega) has a great selection of cakes and cupcakes you can order. I recently threw a birthday party for my vegan friend and brought the tiramisu cake, the chocolate cake w/ whip cream filling ( a fudge topped, chocolate, bundt cake shaped, hostess cupcake type deal but w/out the sugary-ness...and really good), and a variety of different cupcakes, and almond/jam cookies. I also like their marble cake w/ fudge frosting. All were moist (dryness is a common dairy-free problem) and delicious.

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