Top 6 Vegan Birthday Cake Recipes

It’s not really that easy to come up with a vegan recipe for a birthday cake. I mean, cakes are mostly made with eggs, milk and butter and none of that is vegan. Still, there are some great recipes for vegan birthday cakes. Here are top 6.

Don’t be fooled to think that these cakes will not taste good because they are vegan. All of these recipes will bring you an absolutely delicious vegan birthday cake. Try them all!

1. Vegan Beer and Honey Birthday Cake

Yes, I know that it might sound silly, but this cake is actually delicious. I was completely surprised when I tried it for the first time and since then I’ve been making it on regular basis.

To make this cake you need:

  • 250gr of honey, 2dl of beer
  • 0.5dl of vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 250gr of flour
  • 200gr of sugar
  • 300gr of ground walnuts, hazelnuts or almonds


  1. Make a soft dough out of honey, beer, oil, flour and baking soda.
  2. Bake in the round mold until golden brown.
  3. Remove from the oven and leave to cool.
  4. Cut horizontally into three equal sponges.
  5. To make a filling, cook 200gr of sugar with 2dl of water and pour over the walnuts.
  6. Smear equal amounts of filling onto every sponge and decorate as you wish.

2. Vegan Apple Birthday Cake

vegan apple cake

This is not only vegan, it is also a very low calorie cake, so it’s great if you’re monitoring your weight.

To make it, you’ll need:

  • 300gr of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1dl of vegetable oil
  • 3 big apples
  • 1 tablespoon of jam of your choice
  • 150gr of almonds
  • 25gr of flour


  1. Put half of the sugar on the stove to caramelize.
  2. Add half a liter of water and leave to boil.
  3. Remove from the heat, add baking soda and oil, and leave to cool.
  4. Add ground apples, rest of the sugar, jam and almonds and put the flour in the end.
  5. Pour into a round mold and bake in the oven for 15 minutes on 150C.

3. Vegan Birthday Cake with Nuts and Dried Fruit

This is a super tasty recipe for a vegan birthday cake, but have in mind that both nuts and dried fruit are rich in calories. This is not a diet cake, just vegan.

You need the following ingredients:

  • 4dl of vegetable oil
  • 6dl of white wine
  • 600gr of sugar
  • 300gr of mixed ground nuts (walnut, pecan nuts, hazelnuts and almonds)
  • 100gr of chopped nuts of your choice
  • 300gr of mixed dried fruit (apricots, dates, figs, raisins and cranberries)
  • 18 tablespoons of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda


  1. Simply mix all the ingredients together.
  2. Pour the mixture into a mold and bake in the oven until golden brown.
  3. Decorate with coconut flour.

4. Raspberry Vegan Birthday Cake

This cake is really one of my favorites. It is very tasty and very easy to make. It resembles a pie a bit, but that’s only why I like it even more.

You’ll need:

  • 1 lemon, 200gr of whole-wheat flour
  • 250gr of ground hazelnuts
  • 200gr of brown sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 4 tablespoons of vanilla sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon
  • 250gr of vegan margarine
  • 200gr of raspberry jam
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • 1 tablespoon of apricot jam


  1. Grind the lemon peel and mix it with flour, ground hazelnuts, sugar, salt, vanilla sugar, cinnamon and margarine.
  2. Knead the dough with your hands, make a ball out of it and put it in the fridge for 1 hour.
  3. Preheat the oven to 175C.
  4. Take 2/3 of the dough and put it in a pie pan.
  5. Smear the raspberry jam over.
  6. Take the rest of the dough and cut it in stripes. Arrange them across the cake and bake in the oven for 45 minutes.
  7. Melt the apricot jam and smear across the hot cake to give it a perfect gloss.

5. Lemon Vegan Birthday Cake

Are you in the mood for something refreshing for your birthday cake? Try this recipe for lemon vegan birthday cake.

You’ll need:

  • 500gr of sugar
  • 1.5dl of vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 400gr of flour
  • 2 lemons
  • 300gr of ground almonds


  1. Put 300gr of sugar and 2dl of water on a stove to boil.
  2. Add oil, baking powder, flour and juice from one lemon.
  3. Put on a baking sheet and bake until golden brown.
  4. Make lemon pudding out of lemon juice from one lemon, 200gr of sugar, 4dl of water, 100gr of flour and 100gr of corn starch.
  5. Put it all on the stove and cook until it thickens.
  6. Add ground almonds into the pudding.
  7. Cut the crust in two and smear a layer of lemon pudding across each piece.
  8. Decorate the cake with ground lemon peel and granulated sugar.

6. White Wine and Cherry Vegan Birthday Cake

Nothing can go wrong with this cake. Really, mixing white wine and sour cherries can only be good. Try this cake – it’s delicious.

You’ll need:

  • 250gr of ground almonds
  • 250gr of sugar
  • 2.5dl of white wine
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 100gr of powdered sugar


  1. Mix all the ingredients, except the powdered sugar, together.
  2. Pour in a pie pan and bake in the oven until golden brown.
  3. Take 500gr of fresh or frozen cherries and 300gr of brown sugar.
  4. Put on a stove and cook until you get syrup like thick mixture.
  5. Add two tablespoons of corn starch, mix well and leave to cool. The mixture should become thick as pudding.
  6. If you don’t like big chunk of cherries, grind it all with hand blender.
  7. Cut the sponge horizontally in two and smear a layer of cherry pudding across each piece.
  8. Decorate the cake with fresh cherries and powdered sugar.

You can make a lot more vegan birthday cakes, beause there are substitutes for almost every ingredient of animal origin. Instead of butter and milk, use soy margarine and soy milk. Look for egg replacements in your local health food store. Instead of buttermilk, mix 1 tablespoon of vinegar with one cup of soy milk, instead of frosting use sugarless apple butter. You can also replace the sugar with sweet juices, rice syrup or fructose.

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