Forget everything you thought you knew about baking – you really don’t need eggs or butter to bake amazing cakes. A growing number of successful all-vegan cake businesses such as The Vegan Cakery in Leicester or Ms Cupcake in London are showing that vegan baking doesn’t have to mean “healthy”, wholesome, or second-best.

Fancy cupcakes topped with buttercream icing, gooey chocolate brownies, a traditional Victoria sponge or luscious lemon drizzle, coffee & walnut, battenburg, or even a vegan cream horn – whatever kind of cake tickles your taste buds, there’s an I-can’t-believe-that’s-vegan version out there waiting for you if you just look for it.

These recipes are a round up of some of our favourites, and include every day, stick-that-in-your-lunchbox style cakes, bakes and no-bake bars as well as special occasion cakes and desserts for when you want to show off.

If you’re after an easy crowd-pleaser to get you started, you can’t go wrong with the Heavenly Chocolate Traybake.


Beetroot-Almond Brownies

Carrot-Quinoa Muffins

Choc-chip & Cherry Almond Quinoa Loaf Cake

Ginger-Coconut Blondies

Heavenly Lemon Drizzle

Heavenly Chocolate Traybake

Old-fashioned Flapjacks (with sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, apricots & cranberries)

Raspberry traybake

Gluten-free Simnel Cake

Strawberry Victoria Sponge

Upside-down Kiwi-Lemon or Peach-Rosewater Cake