Wherever you go in the world, you will always find cake on the menu. From tarte tatin in France to tres leches in Mexico, cakes are a staple sweet treat across the globe. Traditionally, most cakes are made using animal products – typically eggs, milk, butter or cream. Despite this, eating a vegan diet doesn’t mean that you have to give up your favourite treats and simple recipe tweaks make anything possible!
Simple swaps include replacing cow’s milk, butter and cream with their dairy-free alternatives, from almond milk and soy cream, to coconut oil and margarine. Eggs can be replaced with soaked chia or flax feeds, mashed banana or applesauce. These ingredients perform a similar task to eggs, helping to bind your cake mixture. Egg whites can be replaced with aquafaba – the liquid from canned chickpeas – to create beautiful meringues. Trust us, they taste delicious! And honey can be easily replaced with maple syrup, agave nectar or sugar.
Celebrating the 11th WVBS!
To celebrate the 11th Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale, taking place 15-30th April 2019, we’ve looked at a selection of cakes from around the world and created 16 recipes for you to try at home, helping to make your plant-based baking ‘a piece of cake’. For an international array of cake ideas, from Jamaican rum cake to French tarte tatin, take a look at our Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale recipes.
The Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale is open to any group, company or individual, and you can raise money for a charity of your choice. Your efforts so far have raised an incredible $440,000 for more than 30 charities! Last year, over 100 bake sales took place across 27 countries and 6 continents, including the USA, Canada, Taiwan and South Korea. With your support, we hope to make this year even more of a success!
Wherever you are in the world, there’s a way to make your favourite cake plant-based! What will you bake this year? Share your creation on social media with the hashtags #eatvegancake and #worldwideveganbakesale, and tag us on Facebook or Instagram. Let’s show just how easy and delicious eating plant-based can be. Happy baking!
Click on the thumbnail below for cake inspiration and easy egg-swaps!