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Eggless Cake Making

Not Just For January

Joining in with Veganuary this year? If so, we’re here to make all your celebrations delicious with our award winning Vegan Chocolate and Pistachio cake.

Veganuary is a well known cause that promotes veganism throughout January and beyond. You can read more about the movement, and even sign up here.

Animal welfare, the environment, and general health & wellbeing are the biggest reasons behind veganism. It’s well known that reducing the amount of animal products we regularly eat can have a big impact on issues surrounding our diet, health and the planet.

So, throughout January, we’re shining the spotlight on our Champion Vegan Chocolate and Pistachio Cake.

But, what makes our vegan cake, the best vegan cake?


The Best Vegan Cake Is A Champion

If you haven’t tried it yet, Veganuary is the perfect time too. A crowned champion, and a favourite amongst our customers.

A celebration of all that makes a chocolate cake so irresistible. A moist dark chocolate sponge, baked to perfection. Filled and topped with a smooth, rich chocolate ganache, and decorated with chopped pistachio kernels and a sprinkling of dried raspberry.

This cake won Champion vegan product at The Taste of the West Awards 2021. A highly competitive category, 24 products from among some of the best producers in the South West were awarded gold. The judges commented on its eye popping appearance, and the depth of its chocolatey moreish-ness.

How does it compare to other cakes?

In our humble Devon bakery, this cake is made by hand from start to finish, and then prepared and shipped the day before being delivered. Arriving at your doorstep as fresh as when it left our bakery.

Other high street cakes commonly available, are mass produced by machines in factories, and are likely to be days old before reaching your table.

Also, by not contributing to the massive emissions produced by animal farming, vegan cakes are far better the environment. However, that doesn’t mean all vegan products have the same impact.

For instance, these cakes from ASDA and Waitrose, both contain palm oil; A commonly used vegan oil that has a massive environmental impact.

In our vegan cake, we use coconut oil. A more expensive oil, but arguably the better choice. Coconuts are often grown in mixed-use plantations. Unlike palm, which grows in massive monocultures throughout South East Asia and devastates biodiversity.

We also use the plant based emulsifier and thickening agent soy lecithin, a by-product of soybean oil. Emulsifiers help bind all the ingredients.

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Eggless Cake Making, How Is It Done?

So, how do vegan cakes compare to their non-vegan counterparts?

A classic cake batter is is made with four basic ingredients; flour, eggs, sugar, and butter. All four ingredients are important in giving cakes their structure and taste.

Eggs act as a thickening agent, binder and even a leavener, giving baked goods their texture and body. Eggless cake making substitutions need to replicate the role eggs play in the batter and in the oven.

Thanks to the popularity of veganism, the use of vegan substitutions is growing. From mashed banana’s to aquafaba, all helping the baker replicate non-vegan ingredients in their cakes.

There isn’t a one size fits all solution when switching to plant based ingredients, and we use them differently depending on what the final outcome is going to be. At home, if you want a cake to be rich, use silken tofu. Want a light and fluffy sponge? Use aquafaba instead.

But before you go replacing the eggs in your Victoria sponge recipe with flaxseed, it’s best to understand what common animal products can be swapped for which plant based alternatives.

Milks can be easily swapped with a plant based milk, such as soya or rice. Use an equal amount and choose an unsweetened variety.

Make vegan buttermilk by adding 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or white wine vinegar to 240ml of soy milk. Wait 10 minutes and the mixture will thicken. If you’ve ever noticed your vegan milk coagulating in your coffee, this is the same process.

Butter can be replaced with plant based versions such as margarine and vegetable shortening.

Vegan Chocolate and Pistachio Cake

Thanks to the refinement and availability of vegan ingredients, good vegan cakes are indistinguishable from the traditional variety.

The proof in the pudding. In the US, the vegan food market is expected to be worth $31.4 billion in 2023. Up from $12.2 billion in 2018.

This is no surprise to us, as our customers love our Vegan Chocolate and Pistachio Cake, we’ve picked from some of our favourite TrustPilot testimonials below.


Reviews From TrustPilot

Absolutely excellent vegan cake would…

“Absolutely excellent vegan birthday cake would not know it was vegan which is a compliment! Our daughter in law was blown away with the beautiful presentation tin and gorgeous cake which the whole family enjoyed.”

Vegan Chocolate & Pistachio cake is…

“Vegan Chocolate & Pistachio cake is heavenly. It’s super moist and rich. Easily 12 pieces so 12 moments of divine yumminess! These people know how to bake cakes! Packaging is amazing, you would never receive a damaged cake in my opinion.”


“Bought the vegan chocolate and pistachio for a 70th birthday gift. They said it was the best cake they’d ever tasted! (And they’ve eaten ALOT of cake, over the years!)”

Order a vegan birthday cake online today

There are three simple steps to order the best vegan birthday cake online:


1: First, select your choice from our range of handmade gourmet cakes.

2: Next, show your appreciation and include a thoughtful message

3: Finally, enter the shipping details and send


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