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Is Birthday Cake Vegan?

Orange blueberry birthday cake

Birthdays are an important part of our lives; everyone loves birthdays; and it’s only right to celebrate your birthday with a delicious cake. But are you looking for a vegan birthday cake? Finding a vegan birthday cake used to be an almost impossible task; however, the modern world is moving towards more and more yummy vegan alternatives each day! Let’s forget about buying cakes, lots of people love to bake their own birthday cakes at home ; which is why today we will be talking about how to make your birthday cake vegan with just a few simple changes. So, if you want a delicious vegan birthday cake, read along with us and enjoy!

What is Vegan?

So, what does being vegan actually mean? Many people mistake not eating meat and being vegan as the same thing. Someone who is a vegan avoids all animal products. Yes, even clothes made of animal fur! But when did this all start? Good question. The term “veganism” was only officialised in 1944; however, this concept goes all the way back to thousands of years ago! The core of this concept comes from ancient Indian and Eastern Mediterranean societies. Fun fact, vegetarianism which is similar to veganism was first mentioned by the famously known Greek philosopher and mathematician; Pythagoras of Samos. Aside from his mathematical theorem, Pythagoras also promoted peace between all species, including humans.

This concept was also common in ancient India, where the people strongly believed that animals should not experience pain, and that animal suffering is just as bad as human suffering. Over time veganism has become an important topic in the world, which is why today there are many vegan lifestyle alternatives available.

Vegan Birthday Cake Recipe

Vegan Chocolate Birthday Cake

Delicious vegan chocolate birthday cake

Now to the real deal, let’s talk about making a delicious vegan birthday cake. There are lots of ways to make a normal birthday cake vegan; however, we will talk about that later in more detail. For now, follow this simple vegan chocolate birthday cake recipe step by step and make a delicious vegan birthday cake!


  • 300 ml almond milk
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 150g vegan butter
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp espresso powder
  • 275g all-purpose flour
  • 175g sugar
  • 4 tsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Step by step method

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  2. Combine vinegar and almond milk in a small bowl and rest for 10 minutes (this is a substitute for buttermilk)
  3. In a small pot, over medium heat melt butter, maple syrup, and espresso powder. Once melted let the mixture cool down
  4. In a mixing bowl, sift all dry ingredients
  5. Pour in vinegar and almond milk combination as well as melted butter mixture
  6. Mix slowly until a smooth batter is made
  7. Bake for 30 minutes, or until cake tester comes out clean
  8. Top with vegan buttercream and fruits

How to Make any Birthday Cake vegan

Although there are lots of vegan recipes for cakes on the internet, sometimes it is more convenient to alternate a recipe you already have. It almost sounds like fun to substitute ingredients in a recipe to make it vegan, however when doing this you need to be sure that you are substituting the right quantities. For example, you might have a vegan substitute for eggs in your cake, however not all ingredients have the same weight.

This basically means that just because 50g worth of eggs for example, you might not need the same amount of a substitute. Make sure that you look up the ratio of your ingredient to its substitute before using it.

Vegan substitutes

Vegan substitutes for birthday cake

That being said, it is important to know your vegan substitutes. So here are some substitutes that will help make your birthday cake vegan.

  • eggs = apple sauce / flaxseed
  • milk = plant milk (soy, almond)
  • buttermilk = vinegar and plant milk
  • butter = vegan butter / coconut oil
  • heavy cream = soy milk and olive oil
  • honey = sugar / maple syrup

These are just a few of many of the substitutes you can use in baking. Keep in mind that all ratios are different for ingredients. The ratio of each substitute needs to be researched separately for a good result. Some of these substitutes are also great for those who have dairy allergies!

Vegan birthday cakes in Adelaide

If you’re in Adelaide and you are looking for a vegan birthday cake you’ve come to the right place! We all know someone close to us who is vegan. It might be mum, dad, grandma, a close mate, or even yourself! So, don’t hold back when it comes to their birthday, because Adelaide is a city filled with vegan options for all types of foods! Looking for a vegan breakfast? Done. Looking for vegan dinner and lunch? Done. Looking for a vegan birthday cake? Too easy!

There are a number of cake shops with vegan cakes in Adelaide, however Azidelicious is the only 100% natural cake and cupcake shop in all of Adelaide!

Tired of searching for vegan cakes? Well guess what? We’re here to make a delicious and natural vegan cake for you! Have a look at our lovely vegan cakes made specifically for our vegan friends. On top of that, many new vegan cakes will be introduced to our store soon!

Birthday Cake Vegan

Azidelicious birthday cake

I hope that this article was useful and heled you on your journey to make a birthday cake vegan!

Finally, if you are looking for the best cake shop in Adelaide, Azidelicious is your best choice!


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