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.
But there could be only one winner.
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.
Chocolate Beetroot Cake
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.
Ombre Vanilla Dream Cake
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 strawberry-balsamic jam and is topped with ombre buttercream roses. Read her tips and see the full recipe, then have a go yourself!
Vegan Caramel and Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie
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.
And the 2016 Great Vegan Bake-Off Winner Is …
Congratulations, Maisie Stedman of ObviouslyVegan.com! Her Great British Lemon Meringue Show Stopper cake won PETA’s contest for the best vegan baked goods in the UK.
The Newcastle upon Tyne blogger’s decadent lemon meringue cake made our stomachs rumble. The addition of the innovative new ingredient aquafaba (chickpea water) is both unexpected and inspired, and her easy-to-follow recipe shows just how simple vegan baking can be.
Vegan baking is a great way to impress both friends and family with delicious cruelty-free food. Eggs and dairy foods take their toll on overworked chickens and cows, but it’s easy to replace them with vegan ingredients that taste even better and are healthier, too.
Eggs and dairy foods – which contain cholesterol and saturated fat – contribute to many of the UK’s top killers, including heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and cancer. It’s not surprising that more and more Brits are leaving them out of their meals.
Check out the recipe for Maisie’s cake and try vegan baking for yourself!
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