It's true: vegans can have cake (and make it!), and eat it, too. Cakes are the centers of many celebrations, from birthdays and baby showers to graduation parties and weddings, so although traditional recipes call for butter, eggs, and other dairy ingredients, there's no reason vegans and those on dairy-free egg-free diets shouldn't be able to enjoy them, too!
Browse through the recipes below for inspiration or to find a veganized recipe for a cake you just must make for your next birthday, wedding, party or weekday cake craving.
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Yes, a cheesecake can be both cheeseless and eggless! These creamy, decadent vegan cheesecakes have something for everyone, whether they're vegan, dairy-free, or not:
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Vegan Chocolate Cakes
Although chocolate cakes aren't everybody's favorite, they are the cake recipes I'm asked for most often. And so, here are some of the best vegan chocolate cake and cupcake recipes that I love recommending:
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This collection of Vegan Cupcake Recipes contains recipes for classic and creative vegan varieties of the handheld cake. Here are just a few favorites:Continue to 5 of 6 below.
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Vegan Spice Cakes and Coffee Cakes
Carrot cakes, coffee cakes, and spice cakes are probably the next most-requested cake-types after chocolate, so here are some of the tried-and-true recipes I've found over the years for these scrumptious cakes:
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Vegan Frostings and Icings
Of course, a cake or cupcake is only as good as its frosting, right? Most frosting and icing recipes call for butter, cream cheese, eggs, or other dairy-derived or animal-derived ingredients, but here are some vegan versions of favorite sweet finishers: