Just because you choose to lead a cruelty-free life doesn’t mean you should be deprived of delicious sweet treats… And what could be nicer in summer than a delicate afternoon tea? So, we put two and two together and discovered the best vegan cake recipes the web had to offer. Enjoy!
1. Ultimate Vegan Brownies
These deliciously indulgent brownies would be the perfect delight to serve for you and your vegan pals. It may require a little more effort than packet brownie mix, but it’ll definitely be worth it.
2. Delicate DIY Cupcakes
These dainty cupcakes can be consumed 100% guilt free… and just look how cute they are! Using natural colourants, you can wow your friends with these bold bite sized beauties.
3. Raw Lavender & Lemon Cheesecake
This elegant eat involves absolutely zero cooking. The recipe really couldn’t be easier but it will definitely impress your guests. With summery flavours and fresh ingredients, this is definitely one for the cookbook.
4. Lemon Drizzle
A lovely lemon drizzle is a staple at pretty much any English tea party. Follow this recipe for a soft, moist and zesty cake, sans guilt.
5. Vegan Victoria Sponge
Another necessity for any afternoon tea service – the Victoria sponge. Light, fluffy and fruity, it’s always a favourite. This vegan alternative is as simple as the original and will leave you feeling satisfied all afternoon with only 20 minutes prep time required!
6. Finger Sandwiches
What afternoon tea would be complete without a selection of finger sandwiches? There’s not really much cooking involved here, simply use dairy-free butter and veggie friendly fillings such as the classic cucumber!
7. Must-Try Vegan Scones
It wouldn’t be a list of afternoon tea treats without including scones on here. We managed to find a lovely looking vegan-friendly alternative for all those traditionalists out there. The recipe couldn’t be simpler, only calling for 8 ingredients and using coconut cream for the topping!
8. Chocolatey Chocolate Cake
For all those chocolate fiends out there, this indulgent recipe is for you! Made with coconut cream and dairy free chocolate, this recipe is not only vegan friendly, but also gluten free, so can accommodate pretty much anyone. It’s a pretty intense process, calling for 8 hours to set the cake so be sure to prep this the day before!
9. Carrot Cake Bites
This recipe for vegan carrot cake bites with macadamia frosting is sure to satisfy any sweet craving. And what would an afternoon tea party be without yummy carrot infused cake anyway?
10. Coffee & Walnut Cake
Moist, creamy and with a kick of caffeine, coffee cake is almost always a winner. This recipe uses soy milk and dairy-free spread to make it a vegan friendly alternative but it looks just like the real deal!