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Where can I get a vegan cake in San Francisco?

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Bay Gelldawg Aug 2, 2011 01:20 PM

A friend wants a vegan cake for his birthday. I'm not so sure this is a good idea, but it is his birthday, so can anyone recommend a bakery in San Francisco where I can get a vegan cake?

I would prefer a place East of Twin Peaks (Castro, Noe Valley, Mission, downtown, etc.).

Thank you.

  1. wolfe Aug 2, 2011 01:51 PM

    Did you try Cafe Gratitude?

    I AM RAPTURE ~ LAYER CAKE (flavors change daily)
    Nut flour layer cake of the day

    Example of raw vegan cake.
    http://www.thegreensmoothiechallenge....

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      milklady Aug 2, 2011 03:44 PM

      Whole Foods usually has a few vegan cakes.

      1. BernalKC Aug 2, 2011 05:26 PM

        Kara's Cupcakes has vegan options, if cupcakes will fit your need.

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          Growlfood Feb 4, 2012 08:46 AM

          Kara's Cupcakes does not have vegan options. I believe they have gluten free. Sprinkles does offer a vegan red velvet cake that is coconut based and it is delicious. The staff at Sprinkles tell me that they all prefer the vegan red velvet to the conventional dairy based red velvet.

          1. re: Growlfood
            choctastic Feb 5, 2012 08:02 PM

            Sprinkles vegan red velvet is pretty good, but I do find it heavy and oily. I'm vegan, so I eat it, but I do wish for a lighter version somewhere.

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          lazybaker Aug 3, 2011 05:14 PM

          Whole Foods has a pretty good chocolate sheet cake that is vegan.

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          1. re: lazybaker
            choctastic Jul 13, 2012 10:36 AM

            The chocolate cake at Whole Foods also comes in slices, if you want to try it out before committing to a whole cake. I really like the chocolate "mousse" that fills and frosts the cake. It's pretty light, not as sweet as normal frosting, but it MUST be refrigerated, or it slides off the cake. I had this as my birthday cake slice, with some raspberries. Whole Foods also does a vegan chocolate mousse/cake parfait that already has some raspberries in it.

            I had four other chocolate cake slices/cupcakes and--to my taste--at least,this was the best, though it wasn't the prettiest cake slice. The other contenders were Amy's pound cake (a little rubbery and presentation sucked, but not bad), Babycakes NYC (had the chocolate mint cupcake which was very oily and heavy), and Loving Hut's chocolate and German chocolate cake slices (both very good and were the most attractive of all).

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            daisykchow Aug 5, 2011 02:36 PM

            Special Request is vegan and gluten-free.

            http://www.specialrequestsf.com/

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