I have a compulsion. Any time I see a vegan cake for sale, I feeling compelled to buy it. Testament to my compulsion is that every time I scroll through the pictures on my phone, there are more pictures of cake than of my friends and family. (I know what my friends and family look like, they're always around and I can see them whenever I want, but cake? Cake is but a fleeting thing.)
Even if I don't like the flavour, I still reach for my wallet and decided to take it home. I could try and rationalise why I like buying vegan cake, but I think it's mainly because I really, really like cake.
Case in point: this large slice of Raw Imagination. I saw it in Planet Organic for the slightly eye watering price of £6. Alright, a lot eye-watering. Alright, eyes watering like Niagara Falls.
But I'd never tried it before, and so I swallowed hard and paid up. Luckily, the portion size was pretty generous, and I got two portions out of it. At £3 a portion, that's a bit more affordable. And I was right to snap it up when I saw it as I've not seen this particular cake since, even in Planet Organic! There's some life lesson in there, I reckon.
More up my street was this vegan brownie from MyDetoxDiet. You might be inclined to point out that the use of Detox in general, and associated with cake in particular, might be an abuse of language as bad as "less vegan, more vogue". Yeah, you grammar pedant, you've got a point. But if you're going to give me a lexicographical headache, I'm going to be more inclined to forgive you if you're making good cake.
MyDetoxDiet's brownie is a bit more like a straight chocolate cake than what you'd think of a brownie (yes, another misuse of language! This post is a nightmare!) but it's tasty, as I'm going to look the other way and recommend that you get yourself down to Greenwich and pick one up for yourself. If you're coeliac, there's a lot of gluten free stuff down there too.