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Apr 22, 2009 12:31 PM

Dairy Free desserts

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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  1. 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

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

      thx for the tips

      1. re: DianaTakesABite

        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

      2. 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.

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

          1. 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'.

            1. 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.