Cookbook cover for Vegan Chocolate


Fran Costigan

Running Press
November 2013
ISBN-13: 978-0762445912



Fran Costigan is an internationally recognized culinary instructor, recipe developer, and innovative vegan pastry chef, and the author of three cookbooks. A graduate of the New York Restaurant School and the Natural Gourmet Institute, Fran was a pastry chef in both traditional and vegan restaurant kitchens. Today Fran teaches her distinctive courses (including her Vegan Baking Boot Camp Intensive®) in her hometown of New York City at the Institute of Culinary Education and at the Natural Gourmet Institute, and at major events throughout North America and Europe. Please visit her at

In VEGAN CHOCOLATE, Fran Costigan, hailed as the “queen of vegan desserts,” offers recipes for chocolate cakes, brownies, truffles, puddings, ice creams, and more that will appeal to every chocoholic—vegan or otherwise. And while committed vegans already know it can be difficult to find truly indulgent desserts that accommodate their diets, this breakthrough book will delight them and unite everyone and anyone who madly, deeply, and truly loves chocolate.

In VEGAN CHOCOLATE, you will find better-for-you interpretations of 120 favorite chocolate desserts: flavored chocolate truffles, Brooklyn Blackout Layer Cake, Éclairs, White and Dark Chocolate Cheesecake, Black-Bottom Cupcakes, Chocolate Pecan Pie, Mocha Crème Brûlée, Brownie Crumble Ice Cream, and even Moon Pies made with homemade vegan grahams. All of the recipes are plant-based, some are gluten-free and some are raw.  Every single one is absolutely chocolate and made with quality, easily sourced ingredients, without dairy, eggs, or white sugar.

From setup and baking to storing and keeping, Costigan’s detailed instructions make for perfect results every time. With full color photographs by Kate Lewis throughout, VEGAN CHOCOLATE is a beautiful must-have edition for any cookbook collection.