December birthday? Celebrate with one of these delicious vegan treats!
About to celebrate your first birthday as a vegan? You’re probably wondering where you can find an awesome vegan birthday cake to share with your family and friends. You have a few options when it comes to vegan birthday treats – you could hit the supermarkets for a ready-made dessert, contact a vegan bakery for a bespoke cake, or get creative in the kitchen and make your own.
Keep reading for our top tips on finding delicious vegan cake wherever you are!
Where to Buy Vegan Birthday Cakes and Treats in Supermarkets
Whether you’re in a rush, on a budget, or not a fan of baking, being able to find vegan birthday treats in the supermarket is really handy – keep scrolling for some of our favourite options.
Daiya Chocolate Cheezecake (Sainsbury’s)
It’s not quite a traditional birthday cake, but this Daiya Chocolate Cheezecake from Sainsbury’s is still a delicious, indulgent option – find it in the frozen section.
Food Heaven Dairy Free Lemon Dessert (Asda and Waitrose)
If you like the idea of a vegan birthday cheesecake but aren’t keen on chocolate, this dairy-free lemon dessert from Food Heaven is the perfect choice. It’s also gluten-free!
Ginger Buns (Morrisons)
Finding actual vegan cake in the supermarkets is still pretty tricky, but these Ginger Buns from Morrison’s should hit the spot. Grab a few packs and you could make a fun cupcake tower display.
Free From Mini Rocky Road Bites (Tesco)
Not too fussed about cake but still want a delicious birthday treat? These vegan mini rocky road bites from Tesco are seriously tasty and make perfect finger food for parties.
Independent Vegan Bakeries Which Sell Birthday Cake
If you’re looking for an extra special vegan birthday cake, checking out an independent vegan bakery is probably your best shot.
Most bakeries only serve a specific local area, so you’ll need to find one close to you. Try asking on local vegan Facebook pages, searching Google, or getting recommendations from vegan friends in your area.
Some vegan bakeries are able to post cakes out, so don’t worry if there’s nothing available near you. Hannah Banana Bakery sends delicious brownie boxes in the post, The Vegan Cakery posts out cakes of all sizes if ordered in advance, and Vegan Antics can deliver delicious vegan cupcakes.
Many vegan bakeries will create personalised cakes just for you – ideal if you’re looking for a unique gift.
Vegan Birthday Cake Recipes
Fancy making your own vegan birthday cake? Check out some of the best vegan cake recipes below.
Vegan Chocolate Cake
This vegan chocolate cake recipe is simple, indulgent and delicious – and it looks beautiful topped with fresh raspberries.
Vegan Carrot Cake
Carrot cake is an old favourite, and it’s easy to veganise. Check out this yummy vegan carrot cake recipe which includes cashew icing.
Vegan Victoria Sponge
If you fancy something traditional, try this vegan Victoria sponge recipe from Jamie Oliver. Using fresh fruit in the filling makes this cake feel extra fancy.
Boxed Cake Mix
Don’t forget that many boxed cake mixes are ‘accidentally’ vegan if you make them using an egg replacer – perfect if you’re not a keen baker but still like the idea of making your own cake!
Were you worried that vegan birthday cake would be impossible to find? Hopefully this article has shown you that there are plenty of options out there. If you’d like more tips to make going vegan easy, sign up to our free 31 day vegan email series!