15 show-stopping vegan birthday cake recipes for special occasions

15 show-stopping vegan birthday cake recipes

Celebrate your birthday in style with one of these magnificent vegan birthday cake recipes that are guaranteed to get the party started!

Birthday’s are a time for indulgence and few things are more decadent than a vegan layer cake filled with buttercream and piled high with toppings.

Whether you have a birthday coming up or you’re looking to bake a cake for someone special, you’ll find everything from fruity vegan birthday cakes adorned with fresh fruit to spectacularly rich chocolate cakes oozing with caramel.

You’ll find it hard to choose just one!

1. Raspberry & Lemon Cake

If your birthday falls in summer then this vibrant cake is sure to wow! Three layers of fluffy, moist and zesty lemon sponges are separated with layers of luscious vegan frosting and a refreshing vegan lemon curd all topped off with fresh raspberries. The colours alone will stop you in your tracks!

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2. Vegan S’Mores Cake

Whether you celebrate your birthday in autumn or if you just love the heavenly combination of marshmallows and chocolate, this stunning cake is a must-make!

This baked masterpiece features three layers of rich chocolate cake with biscuit crumbs, a smooth vanilla buttercream, topped with a chocolate ganache drip and toasted marshmallows. It’s a good thing it’s large as you’ll be asking for s’more after the first taste!

3. Chocolate Caramel Popcorn Cake

This drool-worthy cake is a real crowd-pleaser and is a classic flavour combination that will please the palates of both young and old alike!

The cake is a chocolate sponge made in four layers, sandwiched and frosted with caramel-infused buttercream. As if that wasn’t enough, it’s drizzled with extra caramel and decorated with toffee popcorn. It’s unbelievably delicious.

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4. Blackberry & Gin Cake

If you’re lucky enough to have a summer birthday then why not take advantage of the abundance of blackberries in the hedgerows and celebrate with this boozy cake that’s perfect for gin lovers.

A feast for the eyes and the belly, this vegan birthday cake is made up of fluffy vanilla and blackberry sponge infused with a sweet gin syrup and swirled blackberry jam buttercream frosting.

5. Luxurious Vegan Chocolate Truffle Cake

A chocoholics dream, this sculptural cake is the perfect showstopper for all occasions. In fact, this may very well be the ultimate vegan chocolate cake. Go wild with your toppings and use your favourite truffles for a cake you’ll never forget.

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6. Vegan Funfetti Cake

If a unicorn was ordering a cake for its birthday, this is the cake it would choose! A colourful taste sensation anyone would love to receive, this vegan funfetti cake is a classic for all ages.

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7. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake

Surely we don’t need to convince you to bake this absolutely astonishing looking chocolate chip cookie dough cake?!

This is the perfect cake to make to show any sceptical guests or family members that vegans can still enjoy the most decadent of cakes as it’s guaranteed to blow them away.

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8. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Chocolate and peanut butter are a match made in heaven and truly come into their own when baked together in a cake. This moist cake is a soft and fluffy and filled with a rich and creamy peanut butter frosting. It’s a delicious recipe and makes the perfect dessert for a birthday or any occasion!

 

9. Vegan Chocolate Cake with Oreo Buttercream

This classic Oreo cake flavour gets a vegan makeover with this tasty little (or maybe not so little!) vegan chocolate cake filled and frosted with Oreo buttercream. The ultimate dairy-free cake for Oreo lovers!

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10. Red Velvet Cake

Red velvet cake is impossible to resist from its bright red sponge layers to the tangy cream cheese frosting that sits atop. This vegan version is moist, tangy and every-so-slightly chocolaty, just as a good red velvet cake should be.

11. Caramel Mocha Cake

A luxurious blend of coffee and sweet caramel, this elegant cake is a sophisticated option for coffee fans. Layers of chocolate cake, filled and covered in caramel coffee buttercream, topped with chocolate ganache and finished with swirls of buttercream will leave you licking your lips.

12. German Chocolate Cake

Being gluten-free and vegan certainly doesn’t mean you can’t have your cake and eat it too as this luscious German chocolate cake proves. The rich and decadent cake is layered with sweet coconut icing and drizzled in chocolate ganache for a taste sensation Bruce Bogtrotter himself would approve of!

13. Lemon Curd Layer Cake

Keep it simple and classic with this beautiful lemon curd layer cake this would be ideal for a birthday in spring. Four fluffy lemon cake layers are stuffed with homemade lemon curd and decorated with a perfectly lemony yellow frosting for the finishing touch.

14. Biscoff Marble Cake

 This inviting cake contains a surprise inside! Beneath its frosted Biscoff buttercream exterior hides a swirl of marble cake that makes cutting into it such a delight. The cookie butter filling inside is the icing on (or in, in this case!) the cake!

15. Chocolate Raspberry Cake

The combination of rich chocolate sponge, chocolate mousse and raspberry jam makes this cake so special you’ll find plenty of other excuses to bake it!

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