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There's nothing better than a slice of squidgy chocolate cake, slab of zingy lemon sponge or Victoria sandwedge. If you're following a plant-based diet, get your fill of vegan cakes with our easy step-by-step recipes. Vegan desserts don't have to be any less scrumptious. Discover a whole host of sweets that are ideal for afternoon tea, a showstopping centrepiece or Sunday afternoon treat.

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Victoria sponge cake


We think it's about time for tea. Of course, it wouldn't be teatime without a slice of classic Victoria sponge. This deliciously delicate cake is filled with sweet buttercream and lashings of strawberry jam. If you need a bake for a coffee morning, bake sale or afternoon tea, look no further.

Lemon cake


Nothing says 'summer' quite like a slice of light and zesty lemon cake. Turn a handful of storecupboard ingredients into a tasty loaf cake with zingy icing. You're just three steps away from baking bliss. You can also freeze it for later if you're keen to prep in advance. We guarantee slices will be gobbled up in no time.

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Easy chocolate cake


It's hard to believe our rich, fudgy chocolate cake topped with a sumptuous frosting is vegan, but it's true! Using our secret ingredient, ripe avocado, keeps the sponge moist and light and makes the topping extra smooth. It's deliciously chocolatey without being too sweet. Be sure to spread the frosting as soon as it's ready as it thickens quickly.

Carrot cake


Our 5-star carrot cake is the pinnacle of free-from baking. This easy sandwich cake has a smooth coconut and cashew icing and plenty of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg for a well-spiced masterpiece. Decorate with edible flowers for a professional flourish.

Choc-cherry fudge torte


Can't get enough chocolate? Satisfy your sweet tooth with our choc-cherry fudge torte. This is the definition of a dinner party dessert. Rich cocoa and dried sour cherries combine to create a dreamy pudding. Serve with a scoop of sharp cherry sorbet for a lavish treat.

Banana & peanut butter cupcakes


Our banana & peanut butter cupcakes use yet another genius secret ingredient to create these picture-perfect cupcakes. You might be sceptical but trust us, a spoonful of mayonnaise makes for ultra-light cupcakes. Whether you're vegan or not, these perfect peanut butter beauties are well worth bookmarking - you'll be wanting to make them again and again.

Raspberry mug cake


Need a quick cake fix? Try our raspberry mug cake. You can go from craving something sweet to satisfied in under 10 minutes. Your sponge will puff up before your eyes – it really is a microwave marvel. Try serving this cake with a scoop of dairy-free ice cream for a speedy dessert.

Vegan banana & walnut bread


Everyone loves a slice of banana bread with a cuppa. If you have any over-ripe bananas languishing in the fruit bowl, turn them into a beautiful golden-brown bake. You'll most likely have all the ingredients ready to go so no need to run to the supermarket. We recommend trying a slice, toasted, with a generous dollop of peanut butter. It's delicious freshly baked but develops a lovely gooey quality the day after.

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