We all know cakes are usually made with the likes of eggs (yuck), and dairy foods like butter and/or cream or milk.
However, the good news is that after much research, I’ve managed to find some really great cake recipes that are suitable for even the strictest of vegans to eat, and I can’t wait to share my findings with you.
So, coming up very shortly I’ve got a hand-picked shortlist of vegan cake recipes to introduce you to. I hope you spot one or two that you like the sound of, and decide to give them a try.
Get those taste buds ready, because here we go!
1. The Best Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipe From Nora Cooks
Once I tasted this cake I knew I had to make it my number one pick! It tastes amazing, is super moist, and above all rich and very, very chocolatey.
It’s made with ingredients like cocoa powder, coconut oil, almond milk, and vanilla extract, and it has a wonderful chocolate “buttercream” frosting.
2. Vegan Apple Cake Recipe From Plant Based School
If you ask me, one of the best things about being vegan is all the healthy fruit and veg you end up eating.
This lovely vegan cake comes loaded with apple pieces, and comes out really soft and moist. What’s more, it’s made in just one bowl, and only requires 7 ingredients, including a generous serving of yummy cinnamon!
3. The Best Vegan Gingerbread Cake Recipe From The Full Helping
If, like me, you’re a fan of gingerbread flavored treats, you will really go for this recipe. It’s infused with ginger and spices, and it comes out wonderfully light and airy.
You can use any non-dairy milk, and it’s got flavorful ingredients like applesauce, syrup and lemon juice. If you wish, you can also throw in a handful of currants or raisins.
4. The Best Vegan Vanilla Cake Recipe From The Banana Diaries
You really can’t go wrong with a classic like vanilla cake – and if you ask me, this is hands down one of the best vegan vanilla cake recipes out there.
In addition to being dairy-free and vegan, it also happens to be gluten-free, and is way healthier than a regular vanilla cake. It comes out fluffy, moist, and deliciously sweet!
5. Best Vegan Banana Cake Recipe From Nora Cooks
I just love this vegan banana cake! It’s moist, it’s fluffy, and it has a delicious “cream cheese” frosting, made with vegan cream cheese, vegan butter, and vanilla extract. I love it topped with a sprinkling of chopped nuts.
It takes a while to make, but I can promise you, it’s 100% worth it!
6. Sugar-Free, Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipe From Plant Based Life
If you’re trying to reduce your carb intake, I’ve got good news for you – you can have your cake and eat it too! This yummy vegan chocolate cake is completely sugar-free, and it tastes absolutely delicious!
It features plenty of cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and it is sweetened with applesauce.
7. Cinnamon Spiced Sheet Cake Recipe From The Full Helping
I think you’re really gonna love this one – a festive and fragrant cinnamon spiced sheet cake that’s entirely vegan, AND it features an amazing vegan cream cheese frosting!
It has ingredients like ground nutmeg and cloves, vanilla extract, and coconut sugar, and the recipe yields a whopping 15 servings.
8. Vegan Funfetti Cake Recipe From Emilie Eats
This recipe is super fun to make, and even more fun to eat! It comes out soft and fluffy, and you can make the cake mix in just one bowl.
It’s made with easy to source ingredients, has a non-dairy vanilla frosting, and is topped with lots and lots of colorful sprinkles!
9. Vegan Lemon Raspberry Loaf Cake Recipe From Lauren Caris Cooks
This delicious cake is infused with citrus lemon juice and zest, and there’s even lemon juice in the icing it’s topped with. I love to serve it with a sprinkling of berries, my favorites are raspberries and blueberries – yum!
10. Vegan Raspberry Bakewell Cake Recipe From Wallflower Kitchen
Bakewell tarts are a classic dessert treat across the pond in the UK. And this vegan twist on the dish is amazing…
The cake is almond flavored and fluffy, and features fresh raspberries, fruity jam, and flaked almonds for a nice, delicious crunch!
11. Boozy Poison Cake for Halloween Recipe From Elephantastic Vegan
You can still treat yourself to boozy desserts when you’re vegan – and this recipe proves it!
It’s super easy to make – you just mix the ingredients together, let it cool, and pour over melted chocolate with coconut oil. The vegan peppermint liqueur gives it a spooky green color on the bottom that’s perfect for Halloween.
12. Vegan Peanut Butter & Jelly Cake Recipe From The Full Helping
I’m very pleased to report that this vegan peanut butter & jelly snack cake tastes as good as it sounds!
In addition to the peanut butter and jelly, there’s also applesauce, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, and a non-dairy milk of your own choosing. Delicious!
13. Vegan Vanilla Strawberry Cake Recipe From Emilie Eats
I just love the flavors in this cake – it’s got pureed strawberries, dairy-free yogurt and milk, vanilla extract, and for the icing on top, there’s pretty sliced strawberries, pink sprinkles and vegan marshmallows!
It’s fluffy, decadent, and perfect for a special occasion.
14. Vegan Chocolate And Ginger Cupcakes Recipe From Lauren Caris Cooks
If you ask me, ginger and chocolate make for an excellent flavor pairing. And they go together great in this vegan cupcake recipe!
It’s made with the likes of almond milk, applesauce, and spices like nutmeg and cinnamon. I like it topped with vegan chocolate frosting and toasted chopped nuts!
15. Vegan Carrot Cake Cupcakes Recipe From Wallflower Kitchen
These little cupcakes are super cute, and they’re both vegan and gluten-free. The cake part has delicious ingredients, like maple syrup and desiccated coconut, and there’s an amazing coconut “cream cheese” frosting.
And there’s even instructions for making cute marzipan carrot decorations to go on the top!
16. Vegan Pineapple Upside-Down Dump Cake Recipe From The Spruce Eats
This dish is oh, so fruity and delicious, and is an absolute breeze to make, you just dump the ingredients into a pan and bake.
You only really need 4 ingredients, pineapple, vegan margarine, cake mix, and a fruit pie filling of your choice. You can also add brown sugar if you wish, or top with some chopped nuts.
17. Vegan Nantucket Cranberry Pie Recipe From The Full Helping
Contrary to its name, Nantucket cranberry pie is not actually a pie. It’s a simple sponge cake loaded with fresh cranberries. This vegan version of the recipe is delicious, and it’s really easy to make.
The cranberry base features fresh cranberries, chopped walnuts, and sugar, while the topping is made with such ingredients as vegan butter and non-dairy milk, with almond extract as a nice finishing touch.
18. Vegan Guinness Chocolate Cake With Irish Cream Frosting Recipe From Wallflower Kitchen
When I spotted this recipe, I could barely believe it was 100% vegan!
It’s a rich, boozy, Irish dessert made up of a very chocolatey cake iced with Bailey’s Irish Liqueur inspired dairy-free frosting, with a subtle hint of coffee. So indulgent, and perfect St Patrick’s Day!
19. Vegan & Gluten-Free Vanilla Peach Cake Recipe From Emilie Eats
This relatively healthy vegan peach cake recipe is both grain-free and gluten-free. You only need 7 ingredients to make it, including wholesome, ripe peaches, cake mix, coconut milk and oil, and vanilla extract.
It takes over an hour to make, but I can promise you , it’s absolutely worth the wait!
20. Vegan Vanilla And Berry Layer Cake Recipe From Lauren Caris Cooks
This vegan layer cake looks and tastes gorgeous! It’s light and fluffy, and if your guests weren’t told, they may never know it’s vegan.
The sponge layers are made with such ingredients as almond milk, maple syrup, and vanilla extract, while the frosting and filling is made up of a blend of vegan butter, powdered sugar, and deliciously ripe fresh raspberries.
21. Ms Cupcake’s Vegan Jaffa Cakes Recipe From Wallflower Kitchen
For those of you who don’t already know, jaffa cakes are a UK classic, and they’re kinda a cross between a cake and a biscuit.
The size of a small cookie, they have a sponge base, which is topped with orange marmalade and coated in chocolate.
This vegan version is just as delicious, and it doesn’t need too many ingredients. The orange marmalade becomes even more fruity when you add the grated orange zest!
22. Dairy-Free Black Forest Cake Recipe From Caked By Katie
And now, we’re going to go out with a bang! This rich and decadent take on the traditional Black Forest gâteau is absolutely delicious. It features the likes of cocoa powder, cherry liqueur, coconut cream, and more. Mmm…
I hope you’ve enjoyed browsing through my shortlist of vegan cake recipes. But if you’re trying to narrow down your options to just one recipe, I don’t envy you – that would be way too hard for me, lol!
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