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The best vegan baking books

by Malou Herkes

published on 2 January 2024

New to vegan baking and don’t know where to start? Try one of these baking books packed with dairy-free delights, expert know-how, clever ingredient substitutes, plenty of tips and tricks, and recipes you’d never know were vegan.

The Little Book of Vegan Bakes

by Holly Jade

The Little Book of Vegan Bakes is a treasure trove of trusty vegan recipes. From layer cakes and cookies to dough-based delights and traybakes, author Holly Jade shares her expert plant-based baking know-how to help you create accomplished bakes every time. Holly also includes a super-handy guide to the essential substitutes for eggs, milk, butter and more at the start of the book, which is particularly useful if you’re new to vegan baking.

Vegan Cakes and Other Bakes

by Jérôme Eckmeier, Daniela Lais

This comprehensive guide to vegan baking, from sweet breakfasts, cakes and desserts to pies and tarts, pizzas, breads and savoury snacks, is a one-stop shop of plant-based baking know-how. You’ll find plenty of info on ingredient substitutes, quick tricks using everyday store cupboard staples and plenty more techniques to ace your bake without eggs and dairy. With 80 well-tested and accessible recipes, this is the fail-safe way to begin your vegan baking journey.

Ms Cupcake: The Naughtiest Vegan Cakes in Town

by Mellissa Morgan

“Our mission at Ms Cupcake is to make cakes you’d never know were vegan”, says author Melissa Morgan. Think cupcakes piled high with dairy-free ‘buttercream’, carrot maple nut muffins, outrageous cakes, gooey cookies and delicious dipped and fried desserts.

The Happy Pear Vegan Cooking for Everyone

The Happy Pear Vegan Cooking for Everyone

With 20 years of plant-based experience and knowledge behind them, The Happy Pear distil everything they know about vegan cooking from the ground up in this revolutionary cookbook. While this isn’t a straight baking book, you’ll find chapters dedicated to both savoury and sweet bakes, including pies, pizzas and breads, fudgy brownies, cakes (hello, Victoria sponge) and cookies. Rather than providing recipes alone, this cookbook breaks down the formulas and science behind the baking, and offers plenty of info on vegan ingredient substitutes.  

Vegan Comfort Classics

Vegan Comfort Classics is a treasure trove of hearty vegan comfort food inspiration, including a huge chapter dedicated to all things baking. From Lauren Toyota of the YouTube channel sensation, Hot For Food, you’ll find recipes for stuffed crust pizza, plenty of cakes loaded with buttercream, pies, tarts and more. Plant-based waffles for breakfast, anyone?

Stork: The Art of Home Baking

Learn how to bake without butter with Stork, the UK’s best-loved margarine brand. This cookbook is packed with baking recipes, tips and insights, including plenty of vegan bakes too. Our vegan bake of choice from the book? A rich, dense chocolate fudge cake.

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