Vegan Cakes In UK Supermarkets

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 here for you!

1. Tesco

Tesco

Tesco offers an impressive range of vegan cakes, including vegan sheet cakes (great for a party with lots of guests), decorative vegan celebration 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:

  • Just Love Food Vegan Chocolate Cake
  • Just Love Food Vegan Vanilla Cake
  • BOSH Luscious Lemon Cake
  • BOSH Ultimate Chocolate Cake
  • Wicked Chocolate Cupcakes
  • Wicked Shimmering Bakewell Slices
  • Wicked Chocolate Orange Slices
  • Wicked Sticky Toffee Pudding

Rating: 4 out of 5 – The most extensive range of vegan cakes on offer, but not a huge flavour range.

2. Sainsbury’s

Sainsbury’s

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:

  • Lazy Day Free From Chocolate Celebration Cake (GF)
  • Just Love Food Company Vegan Chocolate Cake
  • Deliciously Ella Fudgy Chocolate Brownie (GF)

Rating: 3 out of 5 – Small range of cakes but some unique brands like Lazy Day and Deliciously Ella.

3. ASDA

ASDA

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!

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:

  • Oggs Chocolate Fudge Cake
  • Oggs Victoria Sponge Cake
  • Oggs Zesty Lemon Cake
  • Bells & Whistles 2 Nut Truffle Cake Slices
  • Bells & Whistles 2 Berry & Cashew Cake Slices
  • BOSH Chocolate Happy Birthday Cake
  • ASDA Freefrom 5 Millionaires Shortcake Squares
  • ASDA Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes
  • Just Love Food Company Vegan Chocolate Cake

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 – Good range but a bit expensive. 

4. Morrisons

Morrisons

Source: Morrisons

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:

  • Lazy Day Foods Free From Millionaire’s Shortbread

Rating: 1 out of 5 stars – almost no range of cakes.

Did you think that store-bought vegan cakes made life easy? Well, it can get even easier than that.

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.

About the Author

Amy

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.