Baked By Clo: The vegan dessert blog.
Hi! I’m Chloe. Aka Clo. Aka Cloella de Vil (thanks, mum). I was born and raised in Dundee, Scotland.
I’m a self-confessed sugar addict and have a massive love for baking. Ever since my dad and I made strawberry butterfly cakes for a bake sale when I was a kid, I was hooked. I started experimenting with all kinds of sweet flavours and textures. I even told myself I was going to open my own bakery one day. (That totally hasn’t happened but you never know what the future holds, right?) I was forever handing out dessert and baked goods to my family and friends. My gran would often tell me “you’re in the wrong job, Chloe”.
As I transitioned more and more into a plant-based diet over the years, my baking hobby was put on the back burner. Because even though I drank almond milk and ate fake meats, baking without dairy or eggs seemed totally alien to me.
So when I finally went fully vegan in 2017, I decided I had better make this fun if it was going to last any length of time. And for me, fun means baking. Fun means desserts and creating new and exciting sweet treats. For the month that followed, I spent a lot of time in the kitchen recreating some of my most loved non-vegan dessert recipes. I was forced to get creative. Quickly, I learned that animal products can be substituted for a number of plant-based alternatives. And I found that most desserts tasted exactly the same without the animal products- even better, I didn’t miss them one bit.
Because of all the questions I got from friends and family, I wanted to share my creations with those interested in eating a more plant-based diet. And prove that vegan + dessert doesn’t have to mean cardboard cupcakes or yet another fruit salad. So that’s why I decided to start this vegan dessert blog.
Here you’ll find an array of delicious desserts and smoothies, with basic ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions. All free from animal products!
Happy baking, friends!