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Vegan Cake Magic Dairy Free and Egg Free Options in Melbourne

Vegan cakes are a great option for everybody with an allergy to dairy or eggs. But, having an allergy is not the only reason why many choose to switch to vegan cakes. 

On this page, we delve into what you need to know about baking vegan cakes. To guide you in the right direction, we also check out some recipes. 

What Is A Vegan Cake? 

A vegan cake is a cake without any animal products. This means no dairy, butter or eggs are added to the cake. 

Does this affect the taste of the cake? Providing you choose the right recipe, there is no reason why your vegan cake should not taste as nice as a non-vegan cake. 

Why Choose Vegan Cakes? 

The main reason many choose to eat and bake vegan cakes is because of allergies. But, there are other reasons as well.  

Perhaps you are a vegan and decided you don’t want to eat anything based on animal products. If you still want to enjoy a sweet treat, the best option is a vegan cake. 

Are Vegan Cakes Healthier? 

Most vegan cakes still contain sugar. If you are concerned about your sugar intake, you can try replacing sugar with other ingredients including apple sauce or bananas. If you want to order a deliciously creamy that you won’t believe it’s vegan, I would recommend Brunetti as they offers a wide range of traditional and customize cakes that are easy to order only, Same day deliver is also available.

Are Vegan Cakes Organic? 

Unless you bake your cake using organic ingredients, it is not organic. 

When you want a cake made from organic ingredients, you need to buy organic base ingredients. That is when you can call your cake organic. 

What Do I Use Instead of Milk, Butter and Eggs? 

Instead of dairy milk use nut milk, oat milk or even soy. Just be aware that soy makes a cake slightly “heavy.” The best alternative to dairy milk when it comes to any kind of baking is almond milk. 

Instead of butter, you add margarine or plant oils to vegan cakes. 

Flaxseed and bananas replace the eggs in vegan cakes

Magic Ingredients In Vegan Cakes? 

Do I need to buy any special ingredients for my vegan cakes? Most vegan cakes benefit from the addition of vanilla. 

Just like with regular cakes, buying quality ingredients does make a difference. 

What Are Popular Vegan Cake Flavours? 

Dairy-free chocolate is a popular flavour. Vanilla works really well in vegan cakes. Almond extract is second to none. 

You can also try adding berries and any other natural flavour you can find. Go foraging to create a truly unique cake. 

What About Frostings? 

You are not going to be short on ideas for frostings when it comes to vegan cakes. 

When you use vegan baking techniques, you can still use icing sugar, lemon and many other ingredients. Caramelised nuts are delicious. 

Not only can you caramelise nuts, but you can caramelise many other things as well including fruit and fruit peel. 

How To Caramelise

Don’t shy away from using caramelise your favourite flavours. 

Make it simple and start by caramelising nuts. Add 150g of chopped nuts to a pan, 50g of granulated sugar and a tablespoon of oil. Heat the mixture until it turns brown and into a sticky sauce. 

That is how easy it is to caramelise almost anything!

3 Vegan Cake Recipes You Will Love

Indulgent Chocolate Cake

For this recipe, you need two 20cm tins lined with baking paper. Set your oven to 180C and bake for 30- 40 min. Remember to let the cakes cool completely before adding the decadent frosting. 

For the cake: 

400 g plain flour 

75 g cocoa powder 

2 tsp. baking soda 

1 tsp. espresso powder

1 tsp. salt

400 g brown sugar 

500 ml freshly brewed coffee

160 ml vegetable oil

Frosting: 

350 g vegan butter, softened

550 g icing sugar 

125 g cocoa powder 

1/4 tsp. espresso powder

1/4 tsp. Salt

Raspberry Coconut Victoria Sponge

This cake tastes better than a regular Victoria sponge. Make sure you use fresh raspberries. You need two 20cm tins with removable bases. Set your oven to 180C and bake for about 30 minutes. The skewer should come out clean. Spending longer mixing this cake improves the consistency. 

For The Coconut Cake:

225g vegan melted vegan butter

350g granulated sugar

380 grams of full-fat coconut milk

1 tablespoon apple cider

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon coconut extract

375 g regular flour or almond flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

Pinch of Himalayan salt

 Top tip: Mix all of the dry ingredients in a separate bowl. 

 Raspberry Cashew Filling:

150 g raw cashews. Soaked in water overnight

120g fresh raspberries

1 tablespoon vegan butter

60g agave nectar

Coconut frosting:

115g vegan butter

360g icing/powdered sugar

2 tablespoons almond milk

75g flaked coconut

Make sure the cake is cool before you add the filling and frosting.


Sicilian Lemon and Almond Cake Loaf

For this recipe, you need two 20 – 10 cm loaf tins. Set the oven to 180C and bake for 30-40 min. 

Ingredients:

For the cake:

300g of all-purpose flour

25g almond flour

2 teaspoons of baking powder

½ teaspoons of baking soda

Pinch of salt

150g granulated sugar

80ml vegetable oil

60ml lemon juice

2 tablespoons lemon zest

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

30g flaked almonds

Topping: 

50g vegan butter

50g brown sugar

30g all-purpose flour

Pinch of salt

¼ teaspoon cinnamon

Vegan buttermilk: 

350ml soy milk or almond milk

1/1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

Where To Find Vegan Cake Magic? 

If you would like to try vegan cake magic but don’t fancy making your own, check out Brunetti Oro Italian Bakery in Melbourne. 

Not only will you find a selection of mouthwatering vegan cakes, but you also find other artesian pastry offerings including gluten-free cakes, nutritious cakes and low-calorie options. 

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