Well, you know… I think I may have started something here with all my couscous cake talk. Couscous cake this, couscous cake that. It all started with my “Pumpkin Couscous Cake That No One Almost Ate” adventure. By the time I’d gotten done telling everyone who would listen about this yummy cake from Robin Robertson’s Vegan Planet cookbook, I’d received lots of great feedback and heard from a number of people stating that they were going to have to try this for themselves. Robin herself even stopped by and offered more great suggestions for the recipe in the comments (like using millet instead of couscous) and another cake based on the same concept for “Apricot Pineapple Couscous Cake“. Yum!

Now it seems that I may have unleashed something great because Robins craving for sweet and luscious couscous cake has been newly re-awakened and inspired! She’s just blogged about some delicious new variations that can be made with this same basic idea, including the “Couscous Breakfast Cake with Pear and Dried Plum Compote” also from Vegan Planet, as well as (are you sitting down?) “Mango Couscous Cake“. Oh joy… mango is the king of all fruits as far as I’m concerned so I can only imagine how good this is. She even goes so far as to say that this mango version is the easiest one out of all of them to make… and I kid you not when I tell you that the basic recipe is beyond easy.

You can read all about it and find the recipes in her succinctly titled post: Craving Couscous Cake. Don’t let anyone ever tell you that couscous and dessert don’t go together… the revolution has only just begun!

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4 Responses to “You say you want a couscous cake revolution?”
  1. VeggieGirl says:

    I seriously never considered using couscous in a cake recipe – it’s BRILLIANT!!! thank you for the links!!

    mango couscous cake?!?!?! **jaw dropped to floor** how divine!!

  2. The couscous cake revolution has officially begun! I’ve just posted the announcement for the first ever “Creative Couscous Cake Contest!” on my blog, http://veganplanet.blogspot.com — I hope you all will check it out and enter!

  3. FoodEater says:

    VeggieGirl: I think you will find the taste and texture combo of couscous as sweet cake to be an unexpected delight. Couscous ain’t just for dinner anymore :)

  4. Wheeler says:

    Seems like a crazy idea, but I’m for anybody that wants to create a delicious new dessert!