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How To Make A Vegan Drip Cake

by Fabian Jackson

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These are the cakes that have taken Instagram by storm and capture our attention on a daily basis as indulgent and satisfying videos.

If we love one thing here more than a delicious plant-based cake, it would have to be the jaw-dropping centrepiece that is the vegan drip cake!

What is a drip cake?

If you’re not sure what a drip cake is yet, then they’re the beautifully creative show-stopping desserts that have gone wild all across the internet in recent years. The name says it all really – as you could imagine, the final product looks as if the icing is melting artfully over its edges, just like an edible version of Dali’s melting clocks.

It’s really easy to make a plant-based version as you’ll soon find out. With drip cakes, it’s all about the decoration, and we’ve got some great vegan recipes to bring your bakes to life!

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Vegan drip cake recipes 

The great news is that you can turn pretty much any cake into a beautiful drip cake – it’s the ultimate edible glow-up. If you’re struggling for inspiration when it comes to picking a plant-based cake base, then why not try one of these?

This basic vegan sponge cake recipe by development chef, Flo, is the last recipe you’ll ever need, it’s quick, simple and you’ll be sure to have it memorised after just one bake! 

If you were picturing a chocolatey base, then why not give this recipe for vegan chocolate cake from Veggie Desserts a go? 

Try this recipe for vegan red velvet cake from Nora Cooks – it’s light, fluffy and ever-so-slightly chocolatey.

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Dairy-free drip icing recipes

Next up you get to choose your glossy icing, or ganache, to artfully dip all over your fresh bake. It’s important to make sure your cake has cooled properly before you start to ice – you may choose to opt for the ‘Bake Off’ style baking-tray waft. 

We recommend you use a vegan buttercream icing to coat the sides of your cake first to help the seamless finishing drip effect. We love this recipe from Flo.

If you think a vegan chocolate ganache would be the icing on the cake (sorry), then look at this plant-based recipe from Flo – she says to let the ganache cool to just above room temperature, and then use a squeezy bottle to pipe around the sides of your iced cake, then stand back and watch it drip

Did you have white chocolate in mind? Then try this recipe for easy vegan drip icing from Sara Kidd instead. 

After all this hard work you deserve a cup of tea and a large slice of vegan drip cake (if you can bear to cut into it). 


By Fabian Jackson
Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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