These vegan British desserts are all of your favourite classics but without the eggs or dairy. Whether you’re having a dinner party, a small gathering, or you just fancy something sweet, you’re sure to find a recipe you’ll love!
I’ve been running this blog for over 4 years now and some of the most popular recipe requests I’ve had have been for British classic desserts! The Great British Bake Off website has a few vegan recipes but there doesn’t seem to be much variety from what I could see.
There are plenty of vegan supermarket dessert option nowadays but there are still many nostalgic treats that you can’t buy yet. I’m talking Eton mess, banoffee pie, Jaffa Cakes and Viennese Whirls- things like that!
If you’ve been searching for more vegan British desserts, I’ve created this round-up post to help you out. It contains 25 of my favourite recipes- most of them with simple, cheap ingredients. I’ve done my best to write clear instructions for each recipe so I hope they’ll be easy for you to make too, even if you’re a beginner vegan baker.
I hope you like the recipes and if you make any of them, please do leave a comment to let me know how you get on. I’d love to hear your feedback! Enjoy!
Victoria Sponge Cake
A delicious sponge cake sandwiched together with dairy-free buttercream and strawberry jam. Add a dusting of icing sugar on top for a simple yet elegant and popular dessert!
Thought you couldn't have meringue without eggs? Think again! This Eton mess recipe uses homemade eggless pavlova pieces, swirled together with strawberries, strawberry sauce and whipped cream. A British classic that's perfect for summer or Valentine's Day.
This Bakewell tart can be enjoyed with a dusting of icing sugar or you can add some simple water icing for an extra touch of sweetness. It's made up of shortcrust pastry, cherry conserve and eggless almond frangipane.
Custard can be enjoyed in a bowl as a dessert on its own, or you can pour it over your favourite sweet treat. This goes really well with Bakewell tart, school dinner cake and apple crumble- all of which are also linked on this page!
This trifle is made up of layers of vegan vanilla cake, strawberry jam, fresh strawberries, vegan custard and dairy-free whipped cream. You can make each layer from scratch or buy ready-made products for ease.
Scottish tablet is quite similar to fudge but it's more of a grainy texture and it melts in your mouth! It's a super sweet treat so you'll only need a small pieces! It's great to serve alongside tea or coffee.
Despite the name, Viennese whirls are actually a British biscuit, although they are said to have been inspired by Austrian biscuits. These vegan ones consist of 2 swirled shortbread rounds that are sandwiched together with dairy-free buttercream and strawberry jam.
Is it a cake or a biscuit? The debate rages on! Regular Jaffa Cakes contain milk and eggs but now you can make your own vegan ones at home. A small sponge cake topped with a zingy orange filling and dark chocolate.
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