Vegan Cake Delivery
Did you know Sponge deliver vegan cakes across the UK?
Birthdays are one of the most special days of the year. It’s a time to celebrate the birth of someone you love and every year after that, so, needless to say, you’ll want a fabulous cake for the day! When you’re vegan, your options are limited in what cakes are available that are suitable for you. There isn’t a great deal of choice in supermarkets still, even though vegan diets are becoming a more regular occurrence. And, even if you do manage to find one, they aren’t usually great.
Have you been looking for a delicious vegan birthday cake or occasion cake? Then look no further! We have had great feedback on our vegan cakes since we launched our first one over a year ago. We set out to create a vegan sponge that not only looks good but tastes good too! Everyone deserves to have their cake and eat it too regardless of their dietary requirements.
We think everyone deserves to have a special cake on their birthday because everyone should have a scrumptious slice of a birthday cake that they will truly enjoy.
Sponge Vegan Birthday Cakes
So, here are the wonderful vegan cake options you can get from Sponge.co.uk for your birthday celebrations:
Vegan Carrot Cake – Our vegan carrot cake contains a mixture of grated carrots, soya milk, walnuts, sultanas and cinnamon which make a deliciously moist vegan sponge. It’s complimented with creamy vegan buttercream made from vegan butter and a dash of natural lemon flavouring. Crunched walnuts on top.
Vegan Chocolate Cake – Our scrumptious vegan chocolate cake is made from soya milk, chocolate and vegan butter which create our delicious and indulgent vegan chocolate sponge. Our secret ingredient is coffee which really brings out the chocolate flavour! Nibbed cocoa pieces are sprinkled on top give some added crunch.
Vegan Chocolate Caramel Cake - a deliciously moist chocolate sponge that is sandwiched together with lashings of caramel flavoured buttercream and vegan caramel. On top, you will find more caramel buttercream finished off with vegan dark chocolate curls. Caramel and chocolate are a match made in heaven!
Vegan Victoria Cake – A delicious vegan and dairy free Victoria sponge cake sandwiched together with strawberry jam and vegan vanilla icing. Dusted on top with icing sugar. Perfect for all ages and occasions.
Vegan Millionaires Cake – Half the sponge is hand-made with natural vanilla flavouring and the other half is made with indulgent vegan chocolate. The vegan sponges are sandwiched together with a delicious caramel vegan buttercream, and finished off with a pretty drizzle of vegan chocolate on top.
Personalised Vegan Birthday Cakes
If you’re buying a fantastic cake for yourself, or someone you love, you’ll want to make sure you have everything needed to make it personalised especially for the recipient. We have a wonderful range of personalisation items, that will truly make your cake extra special.
The important things that every birthday needs is a card, candles and balloons. Is it really a birthday party without them? You’ll be pleased to know that you can add a great card into the box with any cake you send, we have a fantastic selection to choose from, and you can include a personalised message in the card! There’s a great selection of candles to include as well, including number candles, because a cake isn’t complete without them. So, you won’t have to worry about a quick last-minute dash to the shop to get them, as they’ll be in the box with the cake! And finally, we have a few options of uninflated balloons you can add too.
Celebrate a birthday with a drink or two, you can add those from our personalisation options as well! We have a great range of alcoholic beverages to choose from, including Prosecco, Brewdog Punk IPA, whiskey & Coke, and more. If soft drinks are more your style, we have a selection of those too. Or, if hot drinks are more your cup of tea, you can even add sachets of tea, coffee, and hot chocolate.
And, if you want to make the cake more of a surprise, you can even get them wrapped in one of our fabulous wrapping papers. See, everything you need for a birthday celebration in one place.
When we started our journey to develop our vegan sponge cakes it took a while to perfect them and get them up to our high Sponge standards. We taste tested many vegan cakes made by others to get us started, and we always felt that they were dry or stodgy. So, we started off by perfecting two main vegan cake flavours; vegan carrot cake and vegan chocolate cake. Since then, we have expanded our vegan range and we are really proud of all of our vegan sponge cake flavours.
Our range of vegan cakes are just as delicious as our standard sponges and most people can't tell the difference. They’re moist and delicious, perfect for all ages and occasions... yum! They’re all available in medium (serving 10-12 people) and large (serving 18-20 people). Our vegan cakes stay fresh for 7 to 10 days (depending on the flavour)!
How to make vegan buttercream
Vegan buttercream or vegan butter icing – whatever you call it, it can be a tricky thing to create if you don’t know where to start. Whether you stick to a strict vegan diet or need a dairy-free alternative to traditional buttercream, it’s good to know how to make a buttercream that suits your requirement.
Traditional buttercream (needless to say) uses dairy-based butter – but it is possible to create a delicious dairy-free vegan buttercream to go on cakes, without having to go too wild with ingredients.
Now we must say, it is entirely dependent on what type of buttercream you want to create for your cake. You may or may not know there are several different types of ‘standard’ buttercream – just standard icing sugar and ‘butter’-based buttercreams are much more straightforward to create. When you want to create something like a Swiss Meringue ‘buttercream’ is a bit trickier and needs more skills and more unusual ingredients such as aquafaba (chickpea water) to create.
Choosing the correct butter alternative for you and for the buttercream is important, you can create a decent vegan buttercream with margarine, but you need to ensure that the ingredients used in the margarine are suitable for you. Some kinds of margarine use ingredients such as palm oil – some vegans will eat palm oil if it is responsibly sourced, and others won’t eat anything that includes any type of palm oil, it’s something to bear in mind when choosing your butter alternative.
Now that we’ve gone through a bit of food for thought, here is a simple vegan and dairy-free buttercream recipe to try:
Vegan buttercream recipe:
This is a standard dairy-free buttercream base recipe that you can adapt with different flavours to suit your taste;
225g (8oz) Vegan butter
420g (15oz) Icing sugar
1 tbsp Soya milk
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Add your butter to a bowl using a hand mixer (or you can use a stand mixer if you have one) and gently beat the butter until it is smooth.
Once your butter is smooth add a little bit of the icing sugar until fully incorporated, then gradually start adding more icing sugar until it is fully incorporated.
Add the vanilla extract (can be replaced with another flavouring to create a different flavour buttercream)
If the buttercream is too thick you can add the soya milk – add half a tablespoon, to begin with, if it is too thick still add another half a tablespoon.
If you are happy with the consistency, you can stop here. If you want to create a lighter buttercream continue to mix the buttercream for another 8-10 minutes keeping a close eye to make sure the consistency of the buttercream is right for your requirements.
This recipe should provide you with enough vegan buttercream to cover one 8” inch vegan cake. To make enough for two just double to recipe, or adjust quantities to make the right amount of buttercream for your cake.
You can store your buttercream in the fridge if you are making it to use later, it is best to store is in an air-tight container and it will be fine to use a few days later. You can also do this if you make too much buttercream. It is also possible to freeze the buttercream to use for a later date, again it’s best to store it in an air-tight container. In both instances you will need to make sure you leave the buttercream out long enough for it to come back up to room temperature before use.
It is possible to make lots of different flavours of buttercream with this simple recipe, you just have to remember a simple rule – if you add more liquid you need to more dry ingredients (so icing sugar) to keep the consistency correct. Equally if you are creating something like a chocolate vegan buttercream, if you are using cocoa powder to create this, you may need to add a little bit more liquid (such as soya milk) to keep the right consistency.
So, there you have it, how to make a simple vegan buttercream.
If you don’t have time to make your own vegan buttercream or vegan cake, why not buy one from us? We have a range of delicious vegan cakes on our website.
Vegan Cake Cards
Looking to send a birthday card to a friend or family member in the UK? Then why not send one of our Vegan Cake Cards, they're also available for delivery in the UK. There are many designs to choose from, with something for everyone. With cards for much more than just birthdays! You can upload your own photo to create your very own special personalised photo card. Can be delivered to anywhere in the UK, and what makes Cake Card special is that you can choose from one slice or two slices cake to be delivered in the card! There’s a range of flavours to choose from including vegan cake slice, gluten free cake slices and standard cake slices, so you’ll be spoilt for choice! Our Cake Cards are the ideal letterbox gifts that are sure to put a smile on someone’s face.