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45+ Accidentally Vegan Cakes & Bakery Items

Missing your old favourite cakes and bakery items? You don’t have to any longer! This list of accidentally vegan cakes and bakes will show you just how many vegan-friendly options there are! Whether you’re missing doughnuts, pies or pastries, you’ll find out where to get them all in this post!

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Happy Veganuary! If you’re a new vegan, you may have been exploring all of the available food options in the supermarkets. There are plenty of vegan foods to choose from these days but did you know many of your old favourite bakes and cakes are accidentally vegan too?

I’ve created posts for all of the accidentally vegan sweets, accidentally vegan biscuits, and now accidentally vegan cakes available to buy in the UK. I hope these lists will help you out on your vegan journey! Enjoy!

Asda Extra Special cakes

Some of Asda’s Extra Special cakes are accidentally vegan, like their sea salted caramel cake, chocolate orange cake and rhubarb and ginger cake.

Asda Extra Special  Cake

Soreen Loaves

Almost Soreen cakes are accidentally vegan cakes. You can enjoy their delicious flavours such as cherry jellies, raspberry and white chocolate, apple, banana and strawberry. The only two non-vegan items listed on their website were the large Fruity 5 loaf and the pre-buttered slices.

accidentally vegan cake mini loaves by Soreen


Surprisingly, there are actually a few different types of accidentally vegan doughnuts! Most long-time vegans know about Co-op accidentally vegan doughnuts but you might not know about some of the others. Here are the ones I could find:

  • Co-op custard and jam doughnuts.
  • Morrison’s bakery doughnuts. Most of Morrison’s doughnuts are accidentally vegan but there are a couple of flavours that are not so always make sure to double check the labels before purchasing. I personally recommend the salted caramel doughnuts!
  • Sainsbury’s vanilla custard and jam doughnuts.
  • Asda custard and jam doughnuts.
  • Gregg’s glazed ring doughnuts. These are not so much accidentally vegan but I’m including them in this list because they haven’t always been vegan.
Asda Doughnuts


When it came to writing about accidentally vegan cakes and bakery items, I had to include pastries! There are a few different brands that sell accidentally vegan pastries, which is interesting since they’re usually made with so much butter!

Just Rol Cinnamon Swirls

Pies, tarts and strudels

Fruit pies, tarts and strudels are sometimes accidentally vegan, especially if you check the frozen section. Here are the options I could find:

Treacle Tart

Aunt Bessie’s apple crumble

Aunt Bessie apple crumble is accidentally vegan and you can find it in the frozen section of most supermarkets. This would be perfect for serving warm with some homemade vegan custard. Yum!

Apple Crumble


Good news if you’ve been missing churros! The following brands are accidentally vegan:

Morrisons Churros

English Cheesecake company cheesecake bites

These mango & passion fruit frozen cheesecake bites are not marketed as being vegan but they are accidentally so!

Cheesecake Bites

Asda giant cookie

Asda’s giant birthday cookie is suitable for vegans. It tastes great and makes an interesting alternative to a birthday cake.

Asda Birthday Cookie


There are surprisingly quite a few accidentally vegan teacake options in the supermarkets:

Accidentally Vegan Cakes Fruit Teacakes


Often, flapjacks contain milk because they’re sometimes made with butter, but the following ones are accidentally vegan;

Hobnobs Flapjacks

I hope you’ve enjoyed this list of accidentally vegan cakes and bakery items. If there’s anything I’ve missed, please let me know so I can add it to the post! xo

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Wednesday 5th of June 2024

WOW these all look amazing. The question is now are any of these items in my crappy city LOL.


Wednesday 5th of June 2024

Got my fingers crossed for you!😂

Colin O'Reilly

Tuesday 5th of December 2023

Thank You Clo, obviously a lot of hard work and your time has gone into giving us these amazing recipes and supermarket finds.

I’ve not eaten meat in 38 years or dairy in 15 years, so lots I know but still forget when out shopping.

A list of these items would be great stored on my phone somewhere like in Notes.

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Thursday 7th of December 2023

Thanks for your comment Colin, glad you found the post useful!

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