Being vegan can be quite a big deal, but it doesn’t have to mean squashing your sweet tooth. Below is a selection of indulgent cakes from vegan bakeries across London that can be purchased in-store or online.
1. Lola’s Vegan Coconut & Passion Fruit Cake
Lola’s Cupcakes is popular with London’s sweet tooths, with a range of stands, kiosks and shops throughout the town. In case you didn’t know, the bakery has a number of scrummy vegan-friendly treats. This award-winning cake achieves the balance of being sweet but not too rich. The moist vanilla sponge is filled with soya passion fruit custard and smothered with passion fruit and coconut soya buttercream. Passion fruit seeds adorn the top for an elegant finish.
From £15, Lola’s Cupcakes, Buy it now
2. Rubys of London Donut Tower
Rubys of London brings something truly special to the table. As well as a selection of beautiful dairy-free cakes, the award-winning vegan patisserie, which can be found at the capital’s buzzing Greenwich Market, also offers products free from gluten, wheat and sugars. One of its tasty offerings is the Donut Tower, decorated with a stack of baked mini donuts. A variety of sponges and icing options can be chosen online.
£65, Rubys of London, Buy it now
3. NomNom Raspberry Fandango
This Camden-based bakery specialises in a range of artisan cakes, muffins and scones for vegans, coeliacs, diabetics and healthy eaters. Its current collection, which is available to order only, features some exquisite flavours, including the Raspberry Fandango. Three layers of fluffy dark chocolate sponge are filled with vanilla crème and raspberry preserves and then topped with chocolate ganache and fresh raspberries. It’s also available in a sugar-free option.
From £42, Your Nom Nom, Buy it now
4. Ms Cupcake Red Velvet
The quirky Ms Cupcake, London’s first completely vegan bakery, promises the ‘naughtiest vegan cakes in town’ and on this they deliver. Its eye-catching treats come in many flavours, one of the scrummiest being Red Velvet. Deep red sponge layers are filled with rich buttercream and decorated with an eye-catching rose swirl deign. A gluten-free option is also available. Cakes can be collected in-store or delivered anywhere in the capital.
£37.60, Ms Cupcake, Buy it now
5. Primrose Bakery Vegan Chocolate Celebration Cake
The bespoke bakers at London’s trendy Primrose Bakery serve up a range of cupcakes, layer cakes, biscuits and loaves for every occasion. For a special celebration, why not go for this delightfully vegan cocoa sponge with non-dairy chocolate buttercream icing. The cake can personalised with a piped message and you can choose from a variety of sugar decorations and sprinkles to make it that extra bit special.
From £52.55, Primrose Bakery, Buy it now
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