30 Epic Vegan Cake Recipes

Learn how to make a vegan cake that will impress even non-vegans! This list has all the delicious vegan cake recipes you could ever need!

30 Epic Vegan Cake Recipes

Is it still my birthday? I think I’m still in celebration mode because I’ve got cake cake cake on the brain. But honestly, what’s new?

Is there really any better way to show someone love than by baking them a cake? Yeah, you can cook them a casserole or a big pot of pasta, but a cake? It’s like a universal way to say I LOVE YOU.

I’ve always loved to bake. The height of my baking phase included obsessively watching Ace of Cakes and buying lots of fondant. That was fun. But now, I go for the vegan cake, and I’m totally not missing out on anything. I promise you can learn how to make a vegan cake that will taste just as good as the classics you love.

If these 30 EPIC cakes don’t show you that vegan cake can be absolutely delicious, then nothing will. This list has a vegan version of every cake you could possibly want – vegan chocolate cake, lemon olive oil cake, vegan strawberry cake, classic vanilla. We’ve got it all. Consider this your vegan cake bible. In fact, I highly recommend you pin it so you have it saved the next time you need to make a delicious vegan cake!


Classic Vegan Vanilla Cake Recipes

Chocolate or vanilla? In my opinion, they each have their time and place, but I feel like there’s nothing more classic than a slice of vanilla cake. And believe me when I tell you that you don’t need dairy-based butter to make a rich, buttery tasting vanilla cake. Here are three takes on vegan vanilla cake that will please anyone at your party.

1. Vegan Vanilla Cake

a slice of vegan vanilla cake being served from a full cake

2. Vegan Funfetti Cake

a vegan funfetti cake with a single slice served on a plate

3. Vegan Yellow Cake by Nora Cooks

a vegan yellow cake topped with chocolate frosting


Vegan Fruit-Based Cake 

How do you jazz up a vanilla cake? Add fruit! Zesty lemons, luscious coconut and juicy strawberries can all liven up a vegan cake recipe. Here are all of my favorite fruit-baed vegan cakes to enjoy during the warmer months. Or really any time of year, let’s be honest!

4. Vegan Lemon Olive Oil Cake

two slices of vegan lemon cake on a plate

5. Vegan Coconut Cake

a three-layer coconut cake

6. Vegan Strawberry Cake

a slice of vegan strawberry cake topped with marshmallows

7. Gluten-Free Vanilla Peach Cake

a slices of vegan peach cake

8. Vegan Raspberry Bakewell Cake by Wallflower Kitchen

a raspberry vegan cake being slices

9. Easy Vegan Passionfruit Cake by Rainbow Nourishments

a vegan passionfruit cake topped with vanilla glaze

10. Vegan Pineapple Upside Down Cake by Loving It Vegan

a pineapple upsidedown cake topped with pineapple rings and cherries


Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipes

I think at some point in our lives, we have all experienced a chocolate cake craving. Is there a more crave-able food? It’s rich, fudgy, and my mouth is honestly watering just thinking about it. Here are my favorite vegan chocolate cake recipes. I promise these won’t disappoint the next time you want something decadent!

11. 1-Bowl Vegan Chocolate Cake by Minimalist Baker

a classic slice of vegan chocolate cake

12. Vegan Blackberry Lavender Chocolate Cake by The Curious Chickpea

a blackberry chocolate layer cake

13. Dairy-Free Black Forest Cake by Caked by Katie

a vegan black forest cake topped with fresh cherries

14. Vegan Devil’s Food Cake by Addicted to Dates

a vegan chocolate layer cake covered in chocolate shards

15. Secretly Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake by The Banana Diaries

a peanut butter chocolate vegan layer cake


Vegan Spice Cakes

Spiced cakes are synonymous with winter. Warming spices are so comforting, and when combined with cake I swear there’s truly nothing cozier. We use warm spices in gingerbread, cinnamon rolls and chai, and it’s time to translate some of those delicious flavors into cake! Here are some of my favorite vegan cake recipes filled with cozy spiced notes.

16. 1 Bowl Vegan Carrot Cake by Nora Cooks

a slice of vegan carrot cake

17. Vegan Chai Cake with Orange Cardamom Frosting by Crumb Top Baking

three slices of vegan chai cake

18. Vegan Gingerbread Cake by My Darling Vegan

a slice of a vegan spiced bundt cake

19. Vegan German Apple Cake by The Simple Green

a vegan apple cake

20. Vegan Spiced Pear & Almond Cake by My Vegan Minimalist

a vegan spice cake topped with pear slices


Vegan Coffee Cake Recipes

I don’t know about you, but I love a good slice of coffee cake in the morning. Especially one with that classic crumbly, streusel topping or a drizzle of glaze. My mouth is watering just thinking about it! Coffee cakes are also typically pretty easy to make! Here are a few vegan coffee cake recipes to try the next time you’re looking for a fun morning treat!

21. Vegan Coffee Cake Recipe by Vegan Richa

a slice of vegan coffee cake topped with cinnamon streusel

22. Cherry Almond Coffee Cake by Where You Get Your Protein

a cherry almond coffee cake

23. Vegan Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake by Connoisseurus Veg

a slice of lemon blueberry coffee cake

24. Easy Apple Coffee Cake by Minimalist Baker

a plate with three slices of apple coffee cake

25. Vegan Gluten-Free Pumpkin Coffee Cake Recipe by Beaming Baker

a slice of pumpkin coffee cake


Vegan Cheesecake Recipes

We could argue allllll day over whether or not cheesecake is a cake or a pie, but for today, we’re counting it as a cake because it belongs on this list of vegan cake recipes. Don’t let the name deceive you – you can absolutely make a delicious vegan cheesecake, even without dairy-based cheese. There are so many delicious flavors that you can infuse into a cheesecake, and these are just a few of my favorites!

26. Vegan Raspberry Cheesecake with Oat Flour Pie Crust

a raspberry chocolate vegan cheesecake

27. Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake with Chocolate Crust

a pumpkin vegan cheesecake with a chocolate crust

28. Vegan Cheesecake with Chocolate Chip Cookie Crust

a vegan chocolate chip cookie cheesecake

29.  Vegan Cheesecake Recipe by Chocolate Covered Katie

a slice of classic vegan cheesecake

30. Vegan Oreo Cheesecake by Namely Mary

a vegan oreo cheesecake