Vegan birthday cake. It’s still one of the hardest things to shop for without going to a specialist store, and while items like vegan cheese and pizza are becoming more widespread, none of the supermarkets have released a dedicated vegan cake yet.
*** Update January 2019: There are now several great vegan cakes available in supermarkets! Scroll all the way down to check them out. ***
However, that doesn’t mean you don’t have options. There are lots of vegan treats which can easily be used in place of a cake, and we’re sharing some of our favourites below. We’ll be keeping this article updated, so be sure to let us know if you spot any new releases.
Morrison’s Sticky Ginger Buns
These Sticky Ginger Buns are about as close to vegan cake as you can get in a supermarket right now – and they’re pretty delicious.
Morrison’s Lazy Day Free From Tiffin Selection
This Tiffin Selection has some nice variety and is a great one to take into the office for sharing.
Tesco Free From Rocky Road Mini Bites
These Rocky Road Mini Bites are small but tasty.
Asda Food Heaven Dairy Free Lemon Cheesecake
It’s not exactly a birthday cake, but this Lemon Cheesecake is still a delicious option for your special day.
ASDA Free From Caramel Rice Squares
Who doesn’t love rice crispy squares? These are a fun option for kids’ parties.
Co-op Rocky Road Stackers and Millionaire’s Crispy Stackers
The ‘stackers’ format seems to be popular for vegan treats, and The Co-op does it well!
Sainsbury’s Daiya Chocolate Cheezecake
We’ve not tried this newly-released Chocolate Cheezecake from Daiya yet, but it’s generating tons of buzz on social media.
Wicked Kitchen Red Velvet Brownie
We reviewed this delicious brownie here!
Wicked Kitchen Pineapple Dream Cake
This cake has mixed reviews on our product database – take a look here. Be sure to leave your thoughts if you try it!
Asda Vegan Cupcakes
Released in 2019, these Asda vegan cupcakes would make an amazing birthday treat!
Morrisons V Taste Cupcakes
These V Taste Cupcakes from Morrisons are available in Chocolate and Red Velvet — and we’ve heard great reviews of both. The decorations are a cute addition!
Update July 2019: Oggs cakes now stocked at Sainsbury’s and Waitrose! These are really delicious and available in multiple sizes and flavours.
What’s your favourite vegan birthday treat to buy when you don’t feel like baking a cake? Let us know in the comments or on social media!