Courgette Loaf Cake With Avocado and Lime

Sweet vegetable cake recipes

From carrot to beetroot and courgette, we put all kinds of veg to work in these delicious sweet bakes

Looking for vegetable cake recipes? Want the best carrot or beetroot cake? Perhaps you want to experiment with the likes of courgette, parsnip or pumpkin in your bakes? Try our ideas below. 


We have lots more inspiration for easy cake recipes, vegan cakes and cupcakes, too.

Sweet vegetable cake recipes

Carrot cake

Everyone loves the spiced flavour of carrot cake – and you’ll be a fan of how simple this recipe is. We use muscovado sugar for a rich flavour, golden sultanas and pecans for texture and a shot of syrup to sweeten the frosting.

Carrot Cake Recipe with Muscovado Sugar

Chocolate beetroot cake

Beetroot adds earthiness and a deep-purple hue to this chocolate bake, best served with a great big dollop of crème fraîche. A great way to use a beetroot glut.

Dark chocolate and beetroot cake

Rhubarb and ginger upside-down cake

Rhubarb gives this impressive upside-down cake a colourful patchwork-style top. The sweet rhubarb is complemented with ginger and white chocolate for a seriously tasty bake.

Rhubarb and ginger upside-down cake

If you love veggie cakes then you’ll love our easy courgette and coconut cake. The courgette helps keep the layers of sponge super moist, while fluffy cream cheese icing is packed in between them. Topped with coconut crisps, it’s an easy but handsome bake.

Courgette Cake Recipe with Coconut

Parsnip cake

Change up your usual carrot cake and make this easy version with parsnip instead. Darina Allen’s impressive recipe starring this sweet root veg is super moist, delicious and easy to make. Make extra crisps to nibble with drinks.

Parsnip Cake Recipe with Maple Syrup

Carrot cake cupcakes

We’ve reimagined the classic carrot cake in cupcake form, and made it all the more delicious with an orange cream cheese frosting. You don’t need butter for the sponge – it calls for light olive oil instead.

Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Pumpkin pie-flavoured muffins, topped with cream cheese frosting. Does baking get any better? Muffins are so fast and simple to make, and both kids and grown-ups love them. If cupcakes are your thing, we have lots more cupcake recipes for you to check out.

Pumpkin pie spiced muffins

Classic vegan carrot cake


This classic frosted carrot cake is made with a surprising (vegan) ingredient that guarantees a moist sponge every time. It was created by Richard Makin (also known as the School Night Vegan) and might just be your new favourite version of the classic.

Easy Vegan Carrot Cake Recipe