Bake-Off Contestant Submissions

What a complete and total success!

42 entries were submitted for the Bake-Off.

Again, a heart-felt THANK YOU to everyone who entered the contest.

Laurel, Jenn and myself {the judges} were so impressed by each and every recipe.

And the creativity–oh, the creativity!!

So because you have made this even more difficult for us to decide,

take a look at all the entries while the judges stuff their faces with Valentine’s Day goodies.

The winner will be announced Monday!

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Raw Beet Cheesecake for 2

 by Genevieve @ vanilla-and-spice.com

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Almond Rose Petal Scones {Grain Free}

by Nora @ naturalnoshing.wordpress.com

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Chocolate Soup

by Paula @ freelifeglutenfree.blogspot.com

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Coconut Balls with Beet & Orange Zest

by Richa @ hobbyandmore.blogspot.com

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Almost Raw Black & Tan Cupcakes

by Veronica @ veggiev.wordpress.com

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Sugar Mama’s Vanilla Cupcakes

by Ashley @ sugarmamabakeshop.com

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Love You Latte Bars {or Bites}

by Kelly @ kellyklepfer.blogspot.com

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Coconut Panna Cotta with Orange-Pomegranate Pearls

by Nora @ naturalnoshing.wordpress.com

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Biscuits and Chocolate Gravy

by Paula @ freelifeglutenfree.blogspot.com

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No Bake Chocolate Covered Cherry Bars

by Nora @ naturalnoshing.wordpress.com

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{Almost Raw} Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosted Blondies

by Veronica @ veggiev@wordpress.com

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Strawberry Cheezecake with a Chocolate Crust

by Caitlin @ theveganchickpea.com

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Mexican Hot Chocolate & Vanilla Bean Whoopie Pies

by Stacy & Matt @ paleoparents.com

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My Heart Beats for You Sweet Bites

by Kelly @ kellyklepfer.blogspot.com

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Chocolate Red Wine Cake

by Kim @ welcomingkitchen.blogspot.com

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Butternut Squash Bread with Pink Frosting

by Brooke @ crackersonthecouch.blogspot.com

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Chocolate Orange Truffles

by Danielle @ fresh4five.blogspot.com

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Chocolate Pudding Pie with a Strawberry Drizzle

by Geanna @ greenveganliving.com

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Deep Dish Cookie Pie

by Katie @ chocolatecoveredkatie.com

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Orange You Glad We’ve Got Each Other Bars

by Kelly @ kellyklepfer.blogspot

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Chocolate Bourbon Cherry Nom Bomb

by Miel

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Love Potion {Red Beet, Minneola Orange, & Apple Smoothie}

by Richa @ hobbyandmore.blogspot.com

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Pomegranate Cranberry Heart Bars

by Kristina @ spabettie.com

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Coconut Lemon Bars

by Veronica @ veggiev.wordpress.com

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Two-Bite Raspberry White Chocolate Roses

by Lauren @ cravingsgoneclean.wordpress.com

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Rolling Pin Sugar Cookies

by Kim @ welcomingkitchen.blogspot.com

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Peanut Butter Mocha Smooches

by Kelly @ kellyklepfer.blogspot.com

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Chocolate Kissed Red Wine Donuts

by Nora @ naturalnoshing.wordpress.com

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Berry Vanilla Love Bites

by Lou @ fridgescrapings.com

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Salted Caramel Pecan Fudge Pie

by Kelly @ kellyklepfer.blogspot.com

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Cherry Almond Tartletts

by Heather @ sundaymorningbananapancakes.com

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Sunflower Seed Butter Cups

by Kim @ welcomingkitchen.blogspot.com

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Hazelnut Orange Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Chips

by Richa @ hobbyandmore.blogspot.com

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{Raw} Red Velvet Truffles

by Sunny@ andloveittoo.com

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Clementine Almond Custard Cups

by Caitlin @ theveganchickpea.com

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Chocolate-Glazed Tahini Truffles

by Jess @ cupcakesandkale.blogspot.com

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Cranberry Red Velvet Cupcakes

by Deanna @ themommybowl.com

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Chocolate-Orange Ganache Tartlets

by Danielle @ fresh4five.blogspot.com

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Valentine’s Day Dessert Pizza with a Cocoa Crust

by Dawn @ veg-am.blogspot.com

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Saffron Donuts

by Kristina @ spabettie.com

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Chocolate Bread Loaf with Cranberries and Chocolate Chips

by Richa @ hobbyandmore.blogspot.com

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Blood Orange and Chocolate Frosted Doughnuts

by Ashley @ edibleperspective.com

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{If anything is incorrect, just let me know and I will fix it}.

Who says eating vegan and gluten free has to taste gross or is limited???

Anyone ever in doubt should check this page out to be proved otherwise.

Thank you again, ladies–

I wish I could give ALL of you something

because you SO deserve it! xo





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Comments

  1. I want it all in my mouth now, please. Ah, these all look amazing, and I’m excited to see which recipe wins it (but really, the readers are the real winners). I’m definitely bookmarking this page as a ref next time I want to make a fancy dessert.

  2. Wow, everybody did such a great job! They’re all so beautiful and creative! Judging is going to be difficult but delicious!

  3. OMG. So many goodies to drool over..

  4. You're biggest fan! says:

    What a delightful array epicurean delights! Looks like a wonderfully tough decision for the judges. Great job everyone!

  5. Oh my GAWD, so much good stuff in one post! You judges have a tough job ahead of you! ;P

  6. Thanks for putting on the contest, Cara. It was fun. Though my friends and family may secretly be really, really glad I’ve stopped tweaking the same recipes over and over again. I’ve also bookmarked the page so I can try all of them, too.

    • Ohmygosh, it was SO my pleasure! Thank YOU Kelly for all of your submissions!!! You were a busy girl in the kitchen, that’s for sure :)

  7. ooohhh thats one big round up! i am eyeing all the tarts.. i havent really likes tarts..but the ones i tried were all buttery and sugary before i was vegan.. and these fresh zesty anf fruity tarts and custard cups will surely change my mind!
    all the best to the judges!:)

    • The tarts do have a nice ring to them, don’t they? I am eyeing ALL of the entries really. SOoooooo hard to decide! Thank you again Richa for being awesome and entering multiple times! Seriously. Amazing.

  8. YUMMMM. so many good recipes to try! I especially love how vegan food forces you to be creative with ingredients. Most people would never think to put saffron or avocado in a sweet treat but these look fantastic!! : )

    • It really DOES force you to get creative, doesn’t it? I think this is top favorite reason for me for going veggie: the creativity is forced on you {in a good way!}

  9. This is perfect! Every time I get a new cookbook, I always flip to the desserts. I need to know how I can eat deliciousness in a new healthy way. I’m all, “Sure, sure…I’ll sautee more vegetables…Veggie lasagna, no problem. What I neeeed to know is how to eat chocolate, cake, cookies, and donuts in a way that I can justify it to myself later when I’m not out running because I’m too busy eating (healthy) snacks!!!”

  10. Who would have ever guessed gluten-free/vegan could look THIS GOOD? Truly astonished by all the talent on display; obviously we should all get together for our OWN food fest. Catered by all the contestants, of course :D

  11. there is some serious talent here – everything looks and sounds amazing! I started opening pages, now I’m just saving THIS page. heh. I’ll be baking at midnight again… ;)

  12. oh wow, so many great entries – I don’t envy you! So much for my plan to win by default of being the only one…but I’m still honoured to be the first on the list! I was actually going to post the recipe on my blog today too, so this works out perfectly now that you’ve shared all the entries

  13. Wow! These all look wonderful! I am all OVER those tartletts! So pretty! I’m amazed at the number of multiple entries! So much talent!

    • I know, I couldn’t believe how persistent some people were! It made me smile :) And so do those tartlets, you are right! And what about that butternut squash bread???? AWESOME! :) wink wink

  14. Oh wow tough competition! everything looks amazing! and a great post from you Cara! thanks for sharing all of the entries!

  15. Wow such fun, pretty and creative entries!!! I don’t envy you judges at all yikes! :) what a neat event, I know this took a ton of work so thank you so much for putting this bake off together!

    • Isn’t it incredible? Totally blown away by everyone, you included! And yes, a big THANK YOU to Laurel and Jenn as well who worked {still working} super hard on this!!

  16. What a lineup of recipes!!

  17. Oh my gracious!!! These all look so fabulous!!! I wish I was a judge so I could have a good excuse to make every single one this week :)

  18. What an AMAZING collection of recipes!

  19. Wow! Nom nom nom…

  20. omigosh, how are you going to narrow these down?? i need to know your strategy! craaaaazy.

  21. :) What an amazing line-up! Sounds like you all have a tasty weekend ahead. xoxo

  22. Good lord! How ever will you choose between them?
    I just opened 9 new browser pages, and that’s not including the ones I’ve already printed from the original blog pages.
    There simply are not enough hours in the day to try and make each of these delights! Well not with three small munchins at home. :)
    Good luck with your decisions.
    Nina

    • We have a plan set in terms of deciding but it is going to be SO difficult!! I am wondering what in the world I got myself into at this point :) haha

  23. Wow these are all so beautiful! You ladies have a tough job here…:)

    • I cannot get over how incredible of a job everyone did! I’m thinking I’m going to need to rob a bank so I can give everyone the $75 prize :) ha

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