If there’s one vegan initiative we can get behind, it’s eating cake, and the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale is the perfect excuse for it…
Organised by ProVeg, a leading international food awareness organisation that inspires and motivates people to live a more plant-based lifestyle, the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale takes place this year between 15-30 April.
Since 2009, the event has been mobilising people around the world to bake vegan treats to raise funds for charitable causes (raising over $440,000 to date), while also promoting delicious vegan food.
Anyone can take part; individuals, groups, or commercial establishments. And you don’t have to be vegan to take part either, as long as the treats you sell do not contain any animal products!
Talking Of Cake…
So, whilst we are on the subject of cake, isn’t it great how accessible vegan cake is these days?!
Our old favourite, Lazy Days has been producing sweet treat classics such as Millionaire’s Shortbread, Rocky Road, and Tiffin for a while now, and they can be found in-store (Morrision’s we’re looking at you!) or ordered online.
Obviously, if you are based in London, your cake options are limitless! Our favourites include Vida Bakery and Ms. Cupcake. Lola’s Cupcakes also now have vegan options (and not just cupcakes as the name suggests).
If you’re in New York, Los Angeles, or Orlando, we recommend heading to Erin McKenna’s Bakery for some sweet treats. In Paris? Cloud Cakes has got you covered. Madrid? Head to Freedom Cakes. And, if you’re in Berlin, OK, it’s not exactly cake in the traditional sense, but Brammibals Donuts, especially the limited edition seasonal donuts, are a must-eat!
It’s also worth checking your local vegan FB group for local independent baking businesses that can custom make (and often deliver) cakes.
If you want to try making something yourself, but aren’t exactly a domestic god/goddess, the Betty Crocker Chocolate Cake mix is vegan if you just replace the egg with applesauce, banana, flaxseed, instant mashed potatoes, or diet soda. More info on egg replacements here.
And if all else fails, you could just grab a box of Birthday Cake Oreos which are accidentally vegan!
Fancy having your vegan cake and eating it? Then sign up to try vegan for 31 days with Veganuary today!