If you’re already a fan of Abe’s Muffins (who isn’t?!) then you will be elated to discover Abe’s Square Cakes. These sweet desserts are perfectly sized for small parties or to share as an afternoon indulgence. And they come in several flavors to fit almost any occasion.
Like all Abe’s products, these cakes are made free of dairy, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts, soy, and sesame seeds. And yes, they’r e also vegan-friendly!
Abe’s Square Cakes are Such a Sweet Allergy-Friendly Treat
Although they come in classic flavors, Abe’s Square Cakes have a few unique touches. Like how their Fruitcake is made with 25% fresh fruit, instead of dried fruit alone. And how their Cornbread has a classic texture, but is sweet like a full-fledged dessert! And take note that the slice sizes vary in the nutrition facts for the flavors below.
These are unfrosted cakes, but in most cases, you won’t need anything but a fork! They also go well with a scoop of dairy-free ice cream or whip topping.
Ingredients: non-gmo sugar, non-gmo and organic rice milk (filtered water, brown rice [partially milled], expeller pressed canola oil and/or safflower oil and/or sunflower oil, tricalcium phosphate, sea salt, vitamin a palmitate, vitamin d2, vitamin b12), non-gmo unenriched flour, non-gmo expeller pressed canola oil, water, non-gmo corn meal, salt, non-gmo baking powder (monocalcium phosphate, sodium bicarbonate [baking soda], non-gmo corn starch), baking soda (sodium bicarbonate).*
Nutrition (per 55-gram slice (12 slices per cake)): 210 calories, 10g fat, 31g carbs, 0g fiber, 17g sugars (includes 17g added sugars), 2g protein.*
Ingredients: batter [non-gmo sugar, non-gmo unenriched flour, non-gmo organic rice milk (filtered water, brown rice [partially milled], expeller pressed canola oil and/or safflower oil and/or sunflower oil, tricalcium phosphate, sea salt, vitamin a palmitate, vitamin d2, vitamin b12), non-gmo expeller pressed canola oil, water, salt, non-gmo baking powder (monocalcium phosphate, sodium bicarbonate [baking soda], non-gmo corn starch), baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), vanilla (water, ethyl alcohol, vanilla bean extractives)], crumbs [(non-gmo unenriched flour, brown sugar, non-gmo vegan butter [natural oil blend (palm fruit, canola and olive oil), water, annatto extract, lactic acid (non-dairy derived from sugar beets), natural flavor (derived from corn, no msg, no alcohol, gmo free), salt, sunflower lecithin-an emulsifier], vanilla (water, ethyl alcohol, vanilla bean extractives), cinnamon].*
Nutrition (per 55-gram slice (12 slices per cake)): 200 calories, 9g fat, 30g carbs, <1g fiber, 16g sugars (includes 13g added sugars), 2g protein.*
Ingredients: non-gmo unenriched flour, water, non-gmo sugar, non-gmo expeller pressed canola oil, apple sauce, non-gmo whole wheat flour, lemon zest, orange zest, raisins, cranberries, blueberries, cherries, baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), salt, vanilla.*
Nutrition (per 80-gram slice (10 slices per cake)): 260 calories, 9g fat, 45g carbs, 2g fiber, 30g sugars (includes 19g added sugars), 3g protein.*
Ingredients: water, non-gmo unenriched flour, non-gmo sugar, non-gmo expeller pressed canola oil, non-gmo cocoa powder, non-gmo sweet potatoes, vinegar, baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), non-gmo invert sugar, salt.*
Nutrition (per 80-gram slice (9 slices per cake)): 290 calories, 13g fat, 45g carbs, 2g fiber, 24g sugars (includes 23g added sugars), 3g protein.*
More Allergen Notes
The following information is provided by Abe’s parent company, PR Pastry.
Our baking facility is an SQF “Comprehensive Food Safety and Quality Management System” (highest level) and free from peanuts, tree nuts and sesame. In order to maintain the highest food safety rating, our baking process is audited twice a year by a certified third-party.
Equipment: Abe’s vegan varieties NEVER touch production equipment that interact with dairy, eggs or soy. Also, at the end of each run, all tooling and equipment is dismantled and carefully washed before the next flavor goes into production.
Cleaning: Each morning, beginning production is dependent on all equipment passing an ATP swab test for germs and proteins found in food allergies. At the end of each shift, all equipment is dismantled, rinsed in 200°F water and then run through a wash cycle at 180°F using a special cleaning solution.
More Facts on Abe’s Square Cakes
Price: $8.99 to $9.99 per 680-gram cake (about 1.5 pounds)
Availability: Abe’s Square Cakes are gaining strong distribution in the U.S. We’ve spotted Abe’s products at Sprouts, Whole Foods, Natural Grocers, other natural food stores and even some conventional grocery stores. Look for them in the bakery department and stock up if on sale – they freeze very well!
Certifications: Abe’s Square Cakes are Certified Vegan and Certified Kosher Pareve.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Abe’s Square Cakes are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian.*
For More Product Information: Visit the Abe’s / PR Pastry website at www.abesmuffins.com.
*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy.
Only buy if you're Vegan
I thought I would try this as it had nice packaging. But if you want a real cake, non-vegan, look elsewhere. The frosting was ok, but the cake is very crumbly. Not moist as you’d expect, again, unless you’re buying Vegan.
These are delicious!
We’ve tried the coffee cake, chocolate, and the cornbread. The coffee cake was perfectly sweet and had a wonderful texture. Plus, I’m a sucker for crumble topping! The cornbread is like very sweet cake. It’s delicious, but it’s definitely a dessert, not a side. I’m not a big fan of chocolate cake, but tried it, and can say the flavor is perfectly sweet. My husband and I both thought it begged for dairy-free ice cream or frosting. On its own, it’s good, but just a smidgen dry. Serving it birthday cake style would be perfection.
Just saw this for the first time in Whole Foods! I bought the coffee cake and cornbread. they are amazing!