Whether you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary or graduation – a cake is a MUST HAVE!
But many of us don’t have time to make our own, so how do we make sure we can get quality pre-make vegan cakes for our celebrations?
Just pop to the supermarket, of course!
This blog post will round up some of the BEST vegan cakes readily available in UK supermarkets.
(If you’re interested in supermarket vegan food – check out our review of the Tesco Wicked Range).
I will also be rating each supermarket on their vegan cake range because I feel like it.
From Devon to Dundee – there’s a vegan cake in the supermarket here for you!
Tesco offers an impressive range of vegan cakes, including vegan sheet cakes (great for a party with lots of guests), decorative vegan celebration cakes, vegan birthday cakes, and vegan cupcakes.
It’s a one-stop-shop for all of your vegan cake needs!
Tesco’s plant-based range called “Wicked” started as vegan sandwiches and salads but has expanded to include vegan cakes too!
The Belgium Chocolate and Raspberry Cake – rated 4.4 stars on the Tesco website makes for a decadent, rich and fudgy celebration cake that would leave anyone satisfied.
Other Vegan Cake Options At Tesco:
Rating: 4 out of 5 – The most extensive range of vegan cakes in supermarket on offer, but not a huge flavour range.
Sainsbury’s don’t have the same large range of vegan cakes that Tesco offers, but they do have brands of vegan cakes that Tesco doesn’t stock.
This includes Oggs, a vegan cake company that creates vegan cakes in sustainable packaging. They even use sustainable palm oil (now that’s hard to come by!).
Their cakes are rated 4.5 stars on the Sainbury’s website, and they have a whole range of flavours, including vanilla and Victoria sponge cake!
Other Vegan Cake Options At Sainsbury’s:
Rating: 3 out of 5 – Small range of cakes but some unique brands like Lazy Day and Deliciously Ella.
If you ask me, then ASDA really takes the cake (get it?) when it comes to plant-based cakes.
Why? Because they offer a decent range of decorated vegan cakes. Even get an awesome vegan birthday cake right here!
Since many vegan cake brands are catering to a smaller audience, they often sell plain-looking vegan cakes so that people can use them for a range of events.
However, when everyone does it – you end up with a minimal range of fun cake decorations.
That’s why I love their avocado chocolate vegan cake so much!
It’s super cute, fun and relevant to vegans because of the avocado decoration. (It is kind of expensive though – £11!)
Other Vegan Cake Options At ASDA:
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 – Good range but a bit expensive. Not really your budget vegan cake in supermarket typa thing.
Morrisons is the only supermarket on this list to offer jam tarts, but that’s almost all they offer when it comes to vegan cakes. (Boo!)
These jam tarts are a lovely bite-sized type of vegan cake, but they won’t cut it if you have a big celebration and want to do the whole slowly-walk-out-with-the-cake-and-candles-while-singing awkwardly thing, you’re gonna need a proper cake!
Frustratingly, they do have a relatively large range of cakes that are milk-free and gluten-free, but lots of these cakes contain eggs. I don’t know why they don’t just make them vegan – but they don’t 🙁
Other Vegan Cake Options At Morrisons:
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars – almost no range of cakes. A bad choice if you’re looking for vegan birthday cakes in supermarkets.
Did you think that store-bought vegan cakes made life easy? Well, it can get even easier than that. I even buy them when i’m on my full-time job, so i don’t have to cook.
With a Plant Sumo meal subscription, you can get vegan sweet treats like our Pumpkin Pancakes delivered straight to your door. (That’s right, vegan dessert without even leaving the house!)
Don’t fancy pancakes? We’ve got a whole menu full of healthy and convenient plant-based foods.
Amy Swain is a content writer for Plant Sumo, foodie and ex-chef. If she’s not baking then she’s got a paintbrush in hand, working on her next masterpiece.