Vegans LOVE cake. It's true. The number of vegan bakeries and cupcake shops in proportion to the population of vegans is a testament to this fact. Of course, this could also just prove that EVERYONE loves vegan cakes, whether or not they're vegan! And why not? Most of the time, you'd never be able to tell if a cake is egg-free or dairy-free.
01 of 08
Pumpkin cake seems to get overlooked in both the world of cakes and the world of pumpkin. After all, pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, and pumpkin pie are popular, but why not pumpkin cake? I really like this vegan pumpkin spice cake. It's best topped off with a cream cheese frosting, similar to the way you'd frost a carrot cake. You might also want to try this super quick and easy vegan pumpkin "cheater's" cake.
02 of 08
All kinds of vegan cakes
Get creative with these unusual vegan cake flavors! Here are a few vegan cake ideas that can't be confined to just one category. Enjoy!
03 of 08
There are as many ways to make vegan chocolate cakes as there are ways to make non-vegan chocolate cakes! Whether you're looking for a plain chocolate cake or something a bit more gourmet, try out one of these delicious vegan chocolate cakes:
04 of 08
For some reason or another, I've found that carrot cake is even more popular amongst vegans than amongst the general population. I don't know why. Perhaps because we're not afraid to eat our veggies? At any rate, here's four fantastic vegan carrot cakes to try:Continue to 5 of 8 below.
05 of 08
I always think of lemon poppyseed cake as a summer daytime or lunch cake, rather than a dessert cake or a birthday party cake. At any rate, this vegan version is light and fluffy with a fresh lemon taste. Grate a bit of extra lemon zest on top of the icing for a nice presentation.
06 of 08
This vegan banana cake recipe is one of the most popular vegan cakes on About.com. With nearly a dozen positive reviews, it's a nearly fool-proof recipe. One reviewer, for example, called this vegan cake recipe "scrummy" and said: "I always seem to have leftover bananas and this is a great way of using up those ones going soft. I just put everything in the food mixer and it's done in minutes...We've eaten it warm when we couldn't wait!"
07 of 08
Who doesn't love a "dump" cake? Dump cakes are different than upside-down cakes, which may require more work, more mixing and arranging of ingredients. With a true dump cake, you should be able to just dump all the ingredients into a cake pan and stick it in the oven. Here are a few vegan dump cake versions:
08 of 08
The perfect vegan frosting
You certainly can't have a vegan cake without something on top, whether it's a light glaze, a sprinkling of sugar or, of course, a vegan frosting! Vegan frosting is just as easy to make at home as regular frostings (and just as full of sugar, too!). Here are a few recipes to try: