Looking for the ultimate vegan chocolate cake? Want a classic carrot cake without eggs or dairy? Try our epic vegan cake recipes from expert Richard Makin (aka School Night Vegan) and our in-house cookery team. Next, try our vegan baking recipes, vegan desserts, vegan snacks and vegan comfort food recipes, then try our favourite vanilla recipes.


Want ideas for plant-based gifts? Check out our pick of the best vegan hampers.

We also have a dedicated section for healthy vegan recipes that are low in calories here. Or try our vegan dessert recipes, including vegan chocolate mousse and vegan apple crumble.

Best vegan cake recipes

Vegan birthday cake

This fun vegan chocolate cake is made without any dairy or eggs but you'd never guess. It makes for a stunning birthday centrepiece that everyone can share.

A chocolate frosted cake on a white cake stand with a slice cut out of it in front of a white background

Classic vegan carrot cake

This classic frosted carrot cake is made with a surprising (vegan) ingredient that guarantees a moist sponge every time.

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Vegan carrot cake topped with walnuts on a white cake stand

Vegan lemon sheet cake

Use olive oil in place of butter and chia seeds instead of eggs in this beautiful grown-up take on a classic lemon cake. It makes for a much lighter (and totally vegan) bake.

A frosted sheet cake with one slice taken out of it

Vegan vanilla cheesecake

Make this quick and easy vanilla cheesecake to share with friends and family – they'll never know it's vegan.

Vegan vanilla cheesecake topped with berries and cherries

Vegan chocolate layer cake

Decent espresso powder is the key to this luxurious vegan chocolate sponge, sandwiched together with indulgent (and butter-free) chocolate buttercream.

Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipe

Simple vegan chocolate cheesecake

Make a smooth and creamy vegan cheesecake using a simple, shop-bought ingredient – silken tofu. Choose a good quality dark chocolate for the filling and use Oreos (yes, they're vegan!) for the base.

Easy Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

Vegan lemon loaf cake

A delicate, zingy vegan lemon cake made without eggs, milk or butter! The key to that lemony tang is a decent lemon extract (we use Nielsen-Massey).

Vegan Lemon Cake Recipe

Vegan banana cake

Use up left over bananas in our moist vegan loaf with tea-infused dried fruit and malt extract. Malt adds an extra nutty caramel taste to this moreish tea time treat.

Banana Bread Recipe with Malt

Vegan brownies

Bake a batch of our decadent vegan chocolate brownies for an indulgent treat. Our unique recipe is super chocolaty so vegan and non-vegan friends and family will all love it! For our classic brownies and some fun twists, click here...

Vegan Brownies Recipe

Vegan banana bread

This recipe is super moreish and easy to make, it goes perfectly with your morning tea. We have more fab banana bakes to try here...

Easy Vegan Banana Bread Sliced on a Board

Vegan chocolate cupcakes

Bake a batch of dairy-free cupcakes and top with a swirl of rich chocolate frosting for an afternoon vegan treat.

Chocolate cupcakes on a cake stand

Vegan banana loaf

Oat milk, tahini and super-ripe bananas keep this egg-free, dairy-free banana bread moist and moreish.

Vegan Banana Loaf Recipe from Restaurant Snackbar

Vegan Christmas cake

Everyone will enjoy a slice of this Christmas cake, which can be baked and matured up to eight weeks before Christmas. Feed the cake weekly with your choice of brandy, rum or whisky for extra moisture and a warming flavour.

A vegan christmas cake with icing and decorations placed on a white cake stand

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