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Last Updated on January 8, 2022 by Jella

Try the most delicious and easy vegan cake recipes that look mouthwatering and taste as rich and divine as a traditional cake. Get a taste of the best lemon, vanilla, red velvet, and unique vegan cakes for birthdays and all kinds of gatherings you need a healthy, beautiful, and flavourful dessert.

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Mouthwatering & Easy Vegan Cakes

Looking for the perfect easy vegan cake for a birthday or party? Don’t worry we’ve been there. That’s why we decided to create this collection of the most flavourful and delightful vegan cakes we had a chance to try so far.

Thankfully vegan recipes get not only healthier but also more delicious with every new year thanks to the wonderful chefs, food bloggers, and recipe creators. They’re the ones who keep coming up with new ideas as well as richer and more visually pleasing recipes that are still perfect for beginners too.

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You’ll not only find plant-based vegan cakes on this list but we’re sure that you’ll find here the perfect vegan birthday cake, your new favorite vegan cupcake, and many choices with no-bake, gluten, and sugar-free options.

From simple vegan ice cream cakes to vanilla, lemon, red velvet, and to a vegan cake recipe with applesauce you’ll find here comforting, classic, and refreshing cakes for every mood and occasion.

Are you a beginner baker? Don’t worry all of these cakes are easy to make even for beginners and are created by some of the most talented vegan cooks and bakers. So, you’ll only have to follow their step-by-step instructions and guides that are always clear and precise enough to make any of their recipes fool-proof.

14| Vegan S’mores Cheesecake

S’mores Cheesecake

S’mores Cheesecake Recipe by foodflaneur

One of our favorite easy vegan cake recipes is this s’mores cheesecake that’s going to make you fall in love with vegan desserts. Food Flaneur’s recipe is the perfect fit for any event. We are sure kids are going to love it at their birthday or graduation party. The soft, airy cream center is a bite of heaven and the crumbly is simply amazing.

If you are still skeptical about vegan cakes, try this one out and enjoy the perfect harmony of sweetness and creaminess. On top of the taste and the look of this amazing dessert, we love that it is a gluten-free and no-bake vegan cheesecake.


13| Vegan Brownie Cookie Dough Cake

Vegan Brownie Cookie Dough Cake

Vegan brownie Cookie dough cake recipe by thebananadiaries

The Banana Diaries’ mind-blowing vegan brownie cookie dough cake makes everyone drool. In less than an hour, you can surprise your loved ones with the perfect, guilt-free treat. The ingredients are easy to find, so you don’t have to order anything special.

Most of the ingredients are very likely to be in your kitchen already if you have been experimenting with vegan cooking. If you are looking for brilliant and easy vegan cake recipes for all occasions, this might be it. It is fairly among the simple vegan cakes that look great and are yummy. Once the cake is ready, no one is going to be able to resist eating a slice.


12| Vegan Salted Caramel Chocolate Cheesecake (Nut-Free)

Vegan Salted Caramel Chocolate Cheesecake (Nut-Free)

Vegan Salted Caramel Chocolate Cheesecake recipe by addictedtodates

Probably everyone’s biggest disappointment about the vegan lifestyle is not being able to eat a proper salted caramel cheesecake. We know it is tough, but you do not have to hold back any longer. Addicted to Dates has brought to us a magical recipe that will help you forget about dairy products and other animal products.

Furthermore, the recipe is completely nut-free too, so you can indulge in this delicious cake even if you are allergic to nuts. If you are looking for the perfect vegan birthday cake, you cannot go wrong with this cheesecake.


11| Vegan Raw lemon cake

Raw lemon Vegan cake recipes

Raw lemon cake recipe by theveganharmony

One of our favorite lemon vegan cake recipes is this perfectly delicious dessert by The Vegan Harmony. If you are hosting a party or gathering, you simply cannot go wrong with this one. The recipe is raw, sugar-free, and gluten-free. We told you, you simply cannot go wrong with this one. You tick at least four boxes when it comes to dietary requirements while serving a remarkably delicious cake.

Making this wonderful gluten-free vegan cake is fairly simple, so you can enjoy it more often than only on special occasions.


10| Vegan Apple Spice Cake with Cinnamon Caramel Frosting

Vegan Apple Spice Cake with Cinnamon Caramel Frosting - vegan cake recipes

Vegan Apple Spice Cake with Cinnamon Caramel Frosting recipe by thebananadieries

Here is another heart-warming, comfort dessert by The Banana Diaries that is also quite easy to make. Although she recommends this recipe for fall, we are convinced every vegan apple cake lover will be into it throughout the year. If you are looking to make a vegan cake recipe with applesauce, this one is going to win you a blue ribbon.

This elegant cake is ready within an hour as well, so in case your family falls in love with it, you don’t have to worry about being stuck in the kitchen. It would be a great easy vegan cake for all occasions, such as weddings, anniversaries, and birthdays. It may also be the perfect vegan cake for thanksgiving too.


9| Vegan Black Forest Ice Cream Cake

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Vegan Black Forest Ice Cream Cake recipe by addictedtodates

Who could resist this majestic vegan black forest ice cream cake? Addicted to Dates has a number of enticing recipes that could be the cherry on top of any event. Quite literally. Those dessert lovers who are tirelessly searching for exciting vegan ice cream cake recipes can rest now.

Every detail about this packed cake is perfect. It will certainly find its way into everyone’s favorites list. Kids and adults are going to fall in love at first bite. Being a vegan ice cream cake it needs about seven hours to freeze, however, the active meal prep time is less than thirty minutes.


8| Vegan Cookie Dough Cake recipe

Vegan Cookie Dough Cake recipe

Vegan Cookie Dough Cake recipe by thelittleblogofvegan

Can there be a limit to how many different vegan cookie dough cakes one can make? We don’t think so. The Little Blog of Vegan has a superb vegan cake recipe we couldn’t pass by without lifting our hat to this succulent beauty.

Yes, if you make this cake, prepare to have to make a second one, because it will be gone in minutes. The recipe is pretty simple, you won’t have to spend more than forty minutes to make it, but the result is definitely going to make you look really good.


7| Vegan Red Velvet Cake

Vegan Red Velvet Cake

Vegan Red Velvet Cake Recipe by noracooks

We are lucky because Nora Cooks. Her red velvet vegan cake recipe bumps up red velvet cake on the overall favorite cakes list. Red velvet is delicious, but we came across some pretty sad examples, thus almost losing faith in it.

Nora came to the rescue and breathed fresh air into the red velvet story.
In about two hours you can serve this classic beauty and no one will notice it is in fact vegan.
The right decoration could make it a great vegan cake for geeky birthday parties or weddings.


6| Gluten Free Lemon No Bake Vegan Cake

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Gluten Free Lemon No Bake Vegan Cake by homebakedvegan

Lemon cakes are superb choices if you would like to make sure at a gathering. If you are unsure who likes what, vegan lemon cakes are usually your best options. It is usually not too sweet, therefore no one is going to be displeased.

We love Home Baked Vegan’s no-bake, gluten-free vegan cake, because it is ready in twenty minutes and a little resting time. Furthermore, this recipe requires only a few ingredients.


5| Vegan Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

Vegan Hot Chocolate Cupcakes - Vegan cupcakes recipe

Vegan Hot Chocolate Cupcakes recipe by theloopywhisk

There is no complete vegan dessert list without vegan cupcakes that everyone is going to adore. Only by looking at the photos, you are going to feel the urge to make these vegan chocolate cupcakes.
The Loopy Whisk went all the way to show that indulgent, sumptuous, and mouth-watering cupcakes can be vegan. She is truly convincing because we just can’t stop thinking about this masterful recipe.

Can you decide what is more appealing? The fluffy vegan frosting on the top, or the melted fudge in the middle? You won’t have to decide, just enjoy these vegan cupcakes once you made it in less than an hour.


4| Vegan Apple Sauce Cake

Vegan Apple Sauce Cake

Vegan Apple Sauce Cake recipe by myveganminimalist

If you are new to baking and especially vegan baking, My Vegan Minimalist’s vegan applesauce cake is a great recipe to start with. The masterpiece is going to be ready within an hour and the result will blow your mind. It sounds really simple, however, the fluffy cake is quickly going to be everyone’s new favorite.

This vegan cake recipe with apple sauce guarantees success as the dessert is soft, so it makes a fantastic snack any time of the day. To make this recipe even healthier, you can try to replace sugar with stevia.


3| Chocolate Espresso Gluten-free Ice Cream Cake

Chocolate Espresso Gluten-free Ice Cream Cake recipe by thefitpeach

If you are always on the lookout for brilliant and easy vegan cake recipes for all occasions, this might be your new favorite. The Fit Peach has created a truly amazing vegan ice cream cake that is also gluten-free.
While not everyone enjoys drinking coffee, most people love its taste.

Therefore, when it comes to a delicious chocolate espresso ice cream cake, we are convinced no one is going to say no. In just a couple of hours, you can serve it from scratch and the ingredients are available almost everywhere. To make it even more special, you can find a homemade caramel recipe as well.


2| Creamy Vegan Pistachio Tart

Creamy Pistachio Tart - Vegan cake recipes

Creamy Vegan Pistachio Tart recipe by addictedtodates

Two of our favorites combined; pistachio and a soft tart. You cannot go wrong with these two unless someone is allergic to the delicious seed/nut. Addicted to Dates put together a mouth-watering recipe anyone can prepare in twenty minutes.

After you finish, just leave to cool for two hours and your friends or family are in for a treat. We love simple, yet attractive cake decoration, however, if you want to add some more colorful bits, feel free to. If you are into no-bake vegan cakes, this tart is a simple, yet remarkably delicious choice.


1| Vegan Vanilla Cake

Vegan Vanilla Cake recipeVegan Vanilla Cake Recipe by howtobakevegan

This vanilla vegan cake recipe is perfect for special occasions because it isn’t just delicious but beautiful too. How to Bake Vegan’s homemade vegan vanilla cake is fairly simple, but the opulent decoration suggests it is much more than a regular cake. Baking and prepping takes 100 minutes, so it is among the somewhat more complex vegan cake recipes.

Your efforts are definitely going to be worth it, because the moist cake is going to enchant everyone as the bites melt in their mouth. You can make this recipe with different flavors, however, vanilla sounds really delicious.

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