Great Vegan Bake-Off 2016 – the Finalists
Vegan baking is a great way to impress both friends and family with delicious cruelty-free food – and of course, it offers a fantastic opportunity to show off your skills in the kitchen!
For this year’s Great Vegan Bake-Off, we invited bloggers to put their baking skills to the test and show off their favourite vegan creations. And they responded in droves! We’ve had an overwhelming number of submissions featuring scrumptious vegan cakes, biscuits, muffins and other delicious treats come pouring in.
Picking the 12 finalists has been no easy task, but at long last, we’ve narrowed down all the delectable entries and can reveal our finalists.
Check out the list of our top baked goods, click on the links to see the recipes and scroll to the bottom of the page to cast your vote:
PETA UK’s Great Vegan Bake-Off launched in 2013 and has been a massive success – dozens of bloggers have shown off their baking prowess. Last year, the finalists made a splash, and many of their blogs and recipes were featured in local and national media. This year, the competition is set to be even more exciting!
Take inspiration from previous winners and then start working on your own creation.
The chocolate beetroot cake from sisters Veronica and Amy of Wrapped in Newspaper blew us away last year!
Veronica, a charity communications executive from Chesham, and Amy, an architect from Bethnal Green, are the co-bloggers behind Wrapped in Newspaper. Together, they whipped up the most delectable chocolate beetroot cake we’ve ever seen. See the full recipe here.
Katy from Little Miss Meat-Free is a self-taught home cook and blogger from Yorkshire, and her vegan vanilla sponge cake with strawberry-balsamic jam looks delicious.
A classic cake that’s light and airy with a delicate sweet flavour, Katy’s vanilla sponge cake contains of strawberry-balsamic jam and is topped with ombre buttercream roses. Read her tips and see the full recipe, then have a go yourself!
Hannah Banana Bakery‘s Vegan Caramel and Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie is perfect for those of you who are missing your Snickers fix.
Hannah’s pie includes a fudgy chocolate ganache, a peanut butter mousse, and a crunchy biscuit base. Here’s her recipe so you can bake her award-winning cake for yourself.
Jane’s Mirror Glazed Genoise Sponge Filled with Chocolate Mousse.
Jo’s Chocolate Banana Bread. See the full recipe.
Julie’s Tumeric Cake. See the full recipe.
Justina’s Raw Vegan Matcha Nuts and Nougat Cheesecake. See the full recipe.
Kate’s Plum & Lemon Polenta Cake. See the full recipe.
Laura’s Salted Caramel Pretzel Brownies. See the full recipe.
Lynsey’s Rich Chocolate and Biscuit Cake. See the full recipe.
Maisie’s Lemon Meringue Showstopper. See the full recipe.
Natalie’s Triple Layered Caramel Shortbread. See the full recipe.
Will’s Peanut Butter Sponge Cake with Peanut “Buttercream” Filling. See the full recipe.
Angela’s White Chocolate Banoffee Cake.
David’s “Buttercream” Caramel Cupcakes. See more photos.
You now have until 10 October to vote to help us choose the Great Vegan Bake-Off winner. PETA will give equal consideration to two factors when choosing the winner: the total number of votes that the entry receives and our final assessment of how tasty it looks. The winner will be announced by 14 October, and he or she will receive the glory of being crowned the greatest vegan baker as well as the warm and fuzzy feeling that comes with knowing that his or her recipe might be inspiring others to try cruelty-free baking.
The Great British Bake Off and Love Productions are not affiliated with PETA, nor do they endorse, sponsor, or otherwise support PETA or this promotion.