Our top 10 best ever vegan bakes

Try your hand at vegan baking with recipes using clever substitutes to update old favourites. These are free-from cakes and bakes that everyone can enjoy.

Vegan muffins on plate

Our vegan baking recipes are ingenious in swapping out traditional ingredients with free-from alternatives to create genuinely indulgent treats that even non-vegans will love. We've got something for every occasion, too. Pick from a range of spectacular sponges, cupcakes and comforting puddings. Grab an apron and get stuck in!
 

Cherry & almond brownies

Cherry brownie stack
Our decadent brownies are dairy-free with not an egg in sight and so simple to make. They're perfectly squidgy and ideal for bake sales, get-togethers or just to satisfy a serious chocolate craving. Adding a spoonful of coffee granules brings out the cocoa flavour. Avoid dry, disappointing brownies and treat yourself to a gooey masterpiece. 

Try our cherry & almond brownies.
 

Rhubarb & custard bake

Rhubarb and custard bake with slice taken
On a cold night, you'll appreciate this warming comfort food. Serve straight from the oven for Sunday pudding. Fresh rhubarb and soya custard form the base of this bake so expect a moist, rich sponge that everyone will demand seconds of. 

Try our rhubarb & custard bake.
 

Banana & peanut butter cupcakes

Peanut butter & banana cupcakes
Whip up these clever cupcakes using a few nifty vegan substitutes, but don't skimp on the dark chocolate chips, ripe bananas and smooth peanut butter icing. They add up to a classic flavour combination that makes for an unbeatable bake – and they're not overly sweet. No one will guess the secret ingredients…

Try our banana & peanut butter cupcakes.
 

Sticky toffee pear pudding

Sticky toffee pear pudding with toffee sauce
We said these were indulgent recipes and this sticky toffee twist will not disappoint. If you want something a little lighter than the traditional pudding but with just as much flavour, this spiced date pudding is ideal. The juicy texture of the poached pears is so unctuous as well. Serve warm from the oven with a scoop of vegan ice cream. 

Try our sticky toffee pear pudding.
 

Carrot cake

Vegan carrot cake
If you're looking for a slice of something classic, this one is for you. It's a simple sandwich cake with coconut and cashew icing that offers an ingenious twist on the traditional with just as much flavour. Enjoy with your afternoon cup of tea for maximum satisfaction. 

Try our vegan carrot cake.
 

Avocado chocolate cake

Chocolate avocado cake with slice taken
Nobody in their right mind would ever turn down a slice of rich, fudgy chocolate cake – and this one is no exception. The avocado keeps the sponge soft and springy, and makes the rich chocolate frosting super smooth and glossy. It's also gluten-free but there is no skimping on flavour. 

Try our avocado chocolate cake.
 

Banana & walnut loaf

Toasted vegan banana bread with butter
We love nothing more than a slice of warm banana bread with lashings of butter and a cup of coffee. This vegan loaf gets its sticky sweetness from dates as well as the bananas and added crunch from walnuts. You'll be making this one again and again.

Try our banana & walnut loaf.
 

Millionaire's bars

Vegan millionaire's bars on rack
These moreish slabs boast plenty of rich flavour with dates and maple syrup to give them their sticky, squidgy texture. This traybake is perfect for feeding a crowd and they're gluten-free to boot. You may want to make a couple of batches as they're likely to disappear quickly.

Try our millionaire's bars.
 

Salted caramel biscuit bars

Salted caramel biscuit bars
Three of our favourite words in one great bake: salted, caramel, biscuit. These are a healthier take on a classic recipe with wholesome ingredients and they're free from refined sugar and dairy. The 'caramel' is made with dates, peanut butter and coconut oil, plus a dash of almond milk.

Try our salted caramel biscuit bars.
 

Choc-cherry fudge torte 

Chocolate torte with slice cut
While gluten-free and dairy-free, this divine cake has great texture along with a pleasing balance of sweetness and sharpness using dried sour cherries, plenty of cocoa and a glug of brandy for good measure. Try serving with a zingy cherry sorbet for a restaurant-standard dessert.

Try our choc-cherry fudge torte.
 

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