Make a Vegan Cake
Many families have at least one strict vegan in them.
Those not familiar with a vegan diet many not know what
a vegan will or will not eat. Another problem is, not
knowing how to replace the items in a recipe that a
vegan will not eat. Without this information making a
birthday or celebration cake for a vegan may seem
article explains all that is needed to make a perfect
vegan cake. The best thing is no one will even notice
Most strict vegans will not eat eggs, frosting, use
butter and sugar, or drink milk. All of these items
have some sort of animal byproduct in them.
Eggs are easily replaced by “energy Egg Replacer” which
can be purchased and many grocery stores. The carton
will explain how much replacer should be used for each
Organic rice milk does not contain any animal byproducts
and can be used to replace regular milk. Rice milk can
also be purchased at the local grocery store.
Sugar is not consumed by many vegans because often times
it is whitened by animal bone char. Regular granulated
sugar can be replaced by “unbleached” sugar, sugar in
the raw or beet sugar. Some can sugars are not whitened
using bone char. Unfortunately these brands are hard to
distinguish unless the name brand is known.
A strict vegan will not eat food containing butter.
Butter can be replaced with margarine or vegetable
shortening in most recipes.
In addition to the above mentioned items dairy frosting
also contains animal byproducts and many vegans will not
consume it. A similar flavor of “non-dairy” frosting
can be purchased or one can be made replacing butter
Follow these tips to replace animal byproducts in a cake
recipe and the cake will be fit for even the strictest
Most vegetarian parents
have probably considered putting their children on
vegetarian diets. Not only would this save time and
effort involved in meal planning but because of dietary
or ethical reasons many believe it is the best choice
for a child.
Those that are not vegetarians may have a child that has
chosen to be a vegetarian. Many times these children do
not consume enough healthy food to compensate for the
No matter what the case many parents wonder if a vegan
diet is sustainable and healthy for their children. Some
may have hard that putting a child on a vegan diet could
potentially stunt the child's growth or cause other
health problems. Concerns such as this prevent many
parents from putting their children on a vegetarian
These concerns are legitimate. If a vegan diet is poorly
planned it can easily cause serious health problems both
short, and long term. This is especially true for
children, who continue to grow and develop and do not
have a sufficient store of vitamins.
Anyone that is not well-informed and prepared to put a
child on a vegan diet should not. However, with research
into nutrients vegan's lack, and adequate meal planning
this problem can easily be overcome.
Many people understand that a child on a healthy vegan
diet can improve in health both short and long term. It
reduces exposure to animal byproducts that contain
hormones and preservatives, both of which have been
linked to developmental issues and cancer.
If a vegan diet hasn't been researched thoroughly, and
the child is started on one anyway plan meals to boost
the amounts of the following nutrients.
1. Protein. Be certain the child is consuming adequate
amounts of protein daily by adding items such as wheat,
soybeans, isolated soy protein, and nuts to the diet.
2. Calcium. Ensure the child is getting enough calcium
by adding calcium-fortified processed foods, and leafy
green vegetables to the diet.
3. Iron. This can be added by increased servings of
soybeans, pinto beans, tofu, and cereal.
4. Zinc. Almonds, Peanut Butter, and mushrooms will all
increase zinc intake.
Those that concentrate on compensating for these
nutritional deficiencies will be successful in putting
their children on a vegetarian diet. Concentrating on
these will help ensure that negative health outcomes do
Ignore all of the myths surrounding vegan diets and
focus on research and meal-planning to ensure success.