What is used in vegan cakes?

When it comes to baking vegan cakes, there are a variety of ingredients that can be used to create delicious and moist treats without the need for animal products. Let's dive into the key components that make vegan cakes so delectable.


Vegan Peanut Butter & Chocolate Banana Cake - Jack and Beyond


Flour Alternatives

Vegan cakes sometimes use alternatives such as almond flour, coconut flour, or whole wheat flour, making them free from gluten also. These options not only add a unique flavor profile but also provide additional nutrients and fiber. For example, our Vegan Chocolate and Coconut Cake uses wheat-free flour!


For sweetness, vegan cakes can be made using natural sweeteners like maple syrup, agave nectar, or coconut sugar. These alternatives offer a healthier option compared to refined sugars and can enhance the overall taste of the cake.

Plant-Based Milk

Replacing dairy milk with plant-based alternatives like almond milk, soy milk, or oat milk is a common practice in vegan baking. These milk substitutes provide moisture to the cake batter and contribute to a tender crumb texture.


Vegan Lemon & Poppy Seed Cake - Jack and Beyond


Binding Agents

Eggs are a common binding agent in traditional cake recipes, but in vegan baking, ingredients like flaxseed meal, chia seeds, or applesauce can be used as substitutes. These ingredients help hold the cake together and create a cohesive structure.

Flavor Enhancers

To add depth of flavor to vegan cakes, ingredients like vanilla extract, citrus zest, or spices such as cinnamon or nutmeg can be incorporated, like in our Vegan Carrot and Cinnamon cake. These flavor enhancers elevate the taste profile of the cake and make it more enjoyable to indulge in.

By utilizing these key ingredients, vegan cakes can be just as delicious and satisfying as their non-vegan counterparts. Experimenting with different combinations and ratios of these components can lead to the creation of unique and mouth-watering vegan cake recipes. Try a slice of our Vegan Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Banana cake at our Battersea shop today or order a Vegan Lemon and Poppy Seed cake on our website! 

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