Grab your cake pans because you’re going to discover one easy vegan cake recipe after another! Vegan baking is easy when you have the right ingredients. The best vegan cake recipes await, so check out this list for happy baking ahead!

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The List: 50 Best Vegan Cake Recipes

Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipes

1. Moist & Rich Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipe (Gluten Free)

Whip up this amazing chocolate vegan cake recipe in less than 45 minutes. Oh, and it’s gluten-free too!

Three layer chocolate cake on a wooden cake stand with two pieces sliced out on plates.

2. Vegan Caramel Corn Chocolate Cake 

Topped with delicious vegan-friendly caramel corn, this chocolate cake is one-of-a-kind!

A slice of vegan caramel corn chocolate cake piled high with caramel corn.

3. Mini Chocolate Layer Cake

The perfect small cake for just a handful of people, you can’t go wrong with this mini chocolate layer cake.

Small single layer chocolate cake with vegan milk chocolate buttercream frosting.

4. Instant Pot Vegan Chocolate Cake

Made from your Instant Pot, this easy chocolate cake recipe makes a small homemade cake without turning on the oven!

Chocolate cake topped with chocolate frosting and fresh berries.

5. Best Vegan Chocolate Sheet Cake

This vegan chocolate sheet cake is gluten-free too! It’s fluffy, super chocolatey, and is topped with incredible vegan buttercream frosting!

Chocolate sheet cake with swirling chocolate vegan buttercream frosting.

6. Vegan Biscoff Chocolate Lava Cake

This easy butter and egg-free chocolate lave cake recipe is a chef’s kiss! It’s perfectly textured and gooey all at the same time.

Personal sized biscoff lava cake drenched in chocolate.

7. Vegan Mini Chocolate Bundt Cakes / Gluten Free

No mixer and no dairy are needed to make this easy mini chocolate bundt cake recipe.

Three mini chocolate bundt cakes with drizzling chocolate and fresh raspberries.

8. Double Chocolate Tree Stump Cake 

This beautiful tree stump cake is topped with sugared cranberries and is so delicious and chocolatey.

Chocolate tree cake on a white and wood cake stand.

9. Vegan Chocolate Mousse Torte

Rich and fluffy, this sweet cake is topped with chocolate mousse and ganache!

Chocolate mousse cake topped with ganache and blackberries.

10. Vegan Chocolate Layer Cake with Hibiscus Frosting

A unique hibiscus frosting makes this chocolate layer cake unique and divine, with each bite tasting like the perfect combination of fruit tart and chocolate.

Chocolate cake with pink frosting and a slice cut out.

11. Chocolate Depression Cake

A great low-budget cake recipe from the Depression era, you won’t want to miss this easy recipe you can make right in the cake pan.

A single layer chocolate depression cake with powdered sugar dusted on top.
Budget chocolate cake that is perfect for any occasion.

12. Vegan Chocolate Cake With Whipped Ganache

This delicious chocolate cake recipe that is egg-free, butter-free, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free.

Three layer chocolate vegan cake with chocolate ganache frosting.

13. Vegan Blackberry Lavender Cake

Sweet, floral, and chocolatey goodness. This four-layer vegan cake is a show stopper!

Four layered chocolate cake with fresh flowers and blackberries on top.

Vegan Cheesecake Recipes

14. Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake 

This easy vegan chocolate cheesecake recipe is rich and creamy as can be.

Five personal sized chocolate cheesecakes topped with strawberries.

15. Red Velvet Mini Vegan Cheesecake

Make your own miniature cheesecakes to serve at parties or use for portion control.

Several red velvet mini vegan cheesecakes on a table.

16. Mini Blackberry Cheesecakes

Creamy and delicious personal sized blackberry cheesecakes. They are raw vegan, soy-free, and gluten-free!

Brown, white, and pink, mini blackberry cheesecakes stacked on top of each other.

17. Baked Vegan Cheesecake (New York Style)

New York style baked vegan cheesecake that is creamy and delicious. Topped with raspberry sauce for a sweet tart combo.

Vegan New York style cheesecake with a third cut out and topped with raspberry sauce.

18. Vegan Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

You can’t beat these blueberry cheesecake bars if you’re looking for a delicious and easy no-bake cake recipe.

Blueberry cheesecake bars lined in a row with fresh blueberries.

Check out this post, 80 Foods That Are Blue, for more blue foods!

19. Vegan No-Bake Coffee Cheesecake

This vegan cheesecake is the perfect amount of coffee to cheesy deliciousness topped with chocolate. Does it get better than that?

Personal-sized vegan coffee cheesecake stacked on top of each other and topped with chocolate.

20. Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

Creamy vegan raspberry cheesecake bars. They are easy to make and are the perfect cheesecake treat!

Bars of raspberry cheesecake with a vibrant pink swirl on top.

Check out this post, 75 Foods That Are Pink, for more pink foods!

21. Magical Superfood Cheesecake

This incredible vegan cheesecake is a labor of love. It has three different distinct layers and is frozen overnight so make sure to plan ahead.

Triple layer cheesecake with cream, green, and pink layers.

Fruit and Veggie Cake Recipes

22. Vegan Lemon Lavender Cake 

Moist, tender, and bursting with floral and lemon flavors, this vegan dessert is the perfect spring cake.

Lemon lavender cake with creamy frosting topped with dried lemons.

23. Watermelon Cake 

Not only is this delicious cake made of watermelon, but it’s also perfect for presentation and as a tasty way to cool off.

Fresh watermelon with rind cut off and topped with coconut cream and fresh fruit.

24. Vegan Almond Rhubarb Bundt Cake

Enjoy this almond rhubarb bundt cake as it is or add the strawberry rhubarb glaze to the top. It’s delicious both ways!

Rhubarb bundt cake on a white cake stand with strawberries surrounding it.

25. Olive Oil, Cardamom, and Blood Orange Polenta Cake 

This blood orange cake is so simple and tasty and made with just a handful of ingredients.

Olive oil cardamom and blood orange polenta cake on a decorative white serving plate.

26. Vegan Pumpkin Cake

You can’t miss this pumpkin cake recipe made from scratch and elevated with tasty cinnamon buttercream icing.

Three layer pumpkin cake with plenty of frosting on a white cake stand.

27. Vegan Pineapple Upside Down Cake 

This simple cake recipe comes from caramelized pineapple and a moist vanilla cake base.

Pineapple upside-down cake topped with caramelized pineapple slices and cherries.

Check out this post, 100 Foods That Are Yellow, for more yellow foods!

28. Vegan Carrot Loaf Cake 

Spiced perfectly with a tender crumb, this carrot loaf cake is easy to make!

A slice of vegan carrot loaf cake on a white plate with the remaining cake in the background.

29. Vegan German Apple Cake 

Made in one bowl and just 50 minutes, you’ll have an easy apple cake made from scratch.

Stunning apple cake with sliced apples on top sitting on a gray surface.

30. Triple Berry Vegan Coffee Cake

This delicious coffee cake recipe is unique and tasty and is filled with fresh berries and vegan cream cheese.

Triple Berry vegan coffee cake two slices cut out.

31. Vegan Carrot Cake 

Lighten your cake with carrots in this soft, moist, and perfectly sweet carrot cake recipe. It is topped with vegan cream cheese frosting, chopped walnuts, and thin slices of carrots.

Two layer carrot cake with pieces cut out.

32. Gluten-Free Vegan Fruitcake

Make your own allergy-friendly fruit cake perfect for the holidays or any season.

A gluten free vegan fruit cake with a single slice on a white plate.

33. Vegan Lemon Olive Oil Cake

The perfect combination of berries and lemon makes this delicious lemon olive oil cake recipe.

A slice of vegan lemon olive oil cake with blackberries.

Check out this post, 85 Foods That Are Black, for more black foods!

34. Orange Olive Oil Cake

Every slice is bright and citrusy for the perfect dash of sunshine and an amazing cake recipe.

Slices of orange cake with orange slices on top.

If you’re in awe of this cake, make sure to check out this post, 52 Foods That Are Orange.

35. Easy Vegan Passionfruit Cake

Versatile and moist tropical vegan cake. It only takes 10 minutes to prep, leaving you plenty of time for everything else.

Passionfruit cake dripping in vegan frosting with fresh passionfruit on top.

Vegan Cupcake Recipes

36. Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

These vegan chocolate cupcakes are rich, creamy, and oh-so-delicious!

Two vegan chocolate cupcakes on a black surface.

37. One Bowl Vegan Lemon Cupcakes

These vegan lemon cupcakes are bursting with flavor. They are topped with vegan lemon buttercream frosting too!

Three lemon cupcakes topped with lemon buttercream frosting and a slice of lemon.

38. Vegan Red Velvet Cupcakes

Tender, moist, red velvet vegan cupcakes that are ready in just 35 minutes.

A dozen red velvet cupcakes with white frosting and two with bites taken out.

39. Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes With Strawberry Frosting

These classic vanilla cupcakes are tasty as is or top them with this lucious strawberry frosting.

Vanilla cupcake with strawberry frosting with sliced strawberry on top.

40. Vegan Funfetti Cupcakes

These vanilla vegan cupcakes are loaded with sprinkles and topped with dairy-free vanilla buttercream (and more sprinkles)!

Vanilla funfetti cupcakes with buttercream frosting and tons of sprinkles.

41. Vegan Lemon Lavender Cupcakes

Vegan lemon lavender cupcakes with dairy-free buttercream frosting. The blend of floral and citrus is incredible.

Four lemon lavender cupcakes with purple frosting.

42. Vegan Carrot Cupcakes

Spiced carrot cake cupcakes with vegan cream cheese frosting. This recipe makes two dozen so get ready for a cupcake feast!

Two carrot cupcakes with inches of swirled cream cheese frosting and chopped walnuts sprinkled on top.

43. Vegan Cookies & Cream Cupcakes

Creamy Oreo cookie cupcakes ftw! This vegan cookies and cream cupcake recipe is loaded with crushed Oreos in the cupcake and the frosting!

Several cupcakes with the wrapper pulled down a swirl of frosting and an Oreo cookie on top.

If you’re interested in reading more about Oreos and how they are vegan check out this blog post, Are Oreos Vegan?

Classic Vegan Cakes

44. Best Vegan Coffee Cake 

Eat as a breakfast, snack, or dessert with this delicious vegan-friendly coffee cake.

Coffee cake in an enamel baking pan with a slice cut out on a plate.

45. The Best Vegan Vanilla Cake

Both pretty to look at and three layers of vanilla and vegan buttercream, you won’t want to miss this vegan birthday cake recipe.

Triple layer vanilla cake with thick buttercream frosting topped with flowers.

46. Vegan Pound Cake

You only need ten minutes to prep this easy-pound cake recipe, which is rich, dense, and sweet.

Thick vegan pound cake with a slice cut out and icing drizzled on top.

47. Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf Cake

Made from scratch, this citrus-inspired recipe is simple and perfect for vegan tea party.

Lemon poppyseed loaf with three slices cut.

48. Vegan Funfetti Cake 

Make your own vegan-friendly funfetti cake at home with this easy one-bowl recipe.

two slices of vegan funfetti cake with sprinkles on the table

49. Vegan Banana Bread Mug Cake

Easy banana bread mug cake that takes just five minutes to make. Does it get better than that?

White mug filled with banana bread cake topped with chocolate chips.

50. Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cake

This chocolate peanut butter ice cream cake is incredibly decadent. It’s rich, creamy, vegan, and gluten-free so all can enjoy!

Slices of peanut butter chocolate ice cream cake on white plates.

What does vegan cake not have in it?

Delicious vegan cake recipes are so good non-vegans won’t even realize the difference. Yet you’ll be glad you have vegan desserts that follow your heart. And while they capture your heart (and your taste buds), you can count on vegan cake to not have a few of the classic items that most cakes tend to have in them.

  • Eggs: Obviously, eggs are not part of a vegan diet. In cakes, they are used to add moisture and bind the batter together. But you can make delicious vegan cakes without them by using things like mashed bananas, flax eggs, or even a store-bought egg substitute. 
  • Dairy Milk: Regular dairy milk is often an ingredient in cake, but for vegan versions, you can use any plant-based milk that you like. I often choose almond milk or oat milk, but soy milk, coconut milk, or even vegan buttermilk are all perfect. 
  • Dairy Butter: Dairy-based butter is a hard pass, but you can swap it out with coconut oil or a vegan butter to have the same effect in your vegan desserts.


Which cakes are suitable for vegans?

Any cake that is not made with eggs, dairy milk, dairy butter, or honey. That means you can whip up a vegan cake for any of your upcoming special occasions without those ingredients. Try a vegan birthday cake, the best chocolate cake, an easy vegan chocolate cake recipe, afternoon tea cakes, wedding cake, bake cheesecake, vegan apple cake, or even make a vegan victoria sponge cake. There are so many delicious recipes waiting for you that help you make eggless cake that everyone can enjoy!

What can I add to cake mix to make it vegan?

There are a few things you can do to take a box of cake mix and make it vegan. First, double-check the brand. Most cake mixes are vegan, especially by Betty Crocker. Though check the ingredient list first to be sure. When you know you’ve got a vegan cake mix, you can simply replace the eggs and milk the recipe calls for with vegan options. Many of the frostings are vegan as well which can save you time. And if you don’t have any of the vegan versions of ingredients you’d add to the cake mix, you can simply mix it with soda. 

How long is vegan cake good for in the fridge?

Stored with plastic wrap around it, your vegan cake should be good for about 5 days in the fridge. Like any kind of cake, the more time it sits in there, the more it loses its awesomeness so aim to eat it quickly or freeze it if you can. 

Does vegan cake contain gluten?

It depends on the flour and baking powder you use as to whether your cake contains gluten or not. If you need your cake to also be gluten-free, you will need to use gluten-free flour and baking powder. 

Does vegan cake need to be refrigerated?

Some vegan cakes will need to be refrigerated while some won’t. If you make a vegan coconut cream cake with fresh strawberries on top or a vegan carrot cake, you will definitely want to keep any leftovers in the fridge. But if you made a vegan coffee cake, it would probably be fine on the counter for a few days though will last a little longer in the fridge.

Final Words

There can definitely be a learning curve with vegan baking. Hopefully, this article and these recipes will make it easier.

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  1. Oh my gosh. I am literally drooling.