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The Best Vegan Smash Cake Recipes

by Fabian Jackson

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Smash cakes are all the rage for a little one’s first birthday celebration. Smash cakes are smaller than your average birthday centrepiece (but so is the one-year-old who’s birthday it is!) and they’re designed to be, well, smashed before, during and after eating. 

Smash cakes are meant to be enjoyed in a way that most birthday cakes aren’t, in fact, digging small fists and fingers into in order to get some into their mouth is positively encouraged! 

Vegan smash cake recipes

Chocolate smash cake

Chocolate vegan smash cake

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What better place to start than with a chocolate cake? You might not guess by looks or taste, but this recipe from Daily Dose of Greens is a healthy confection. It contains a small amount of coconut sugar (⅓ of a cup) but the rest of its creamy sweetness is pulled from maple syrup, applesauce or runny almond butter and avocado!

Sugar-free pumpkin spice + coconut cream smash cake

iced smash cake

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The author of this recipe, Delish Knowledge, knows that there’s already enough stimulation at a little one’s first birthday, what with the presents, attention and decorations that they decided sugar didn’t need to be added into the mix. This vegan smash cake is gently flavoured with pumpkin spice and smothered in sugar-free coconut cream icing. 

Paleo, allergy-free and vegan smash cake

smash cake opped with raspberries

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If you’re catering for a combination of diets, then this recipe from Bake It Paleo has all bases covered. It’s free from eggs, dairy, grains, nuts, gluten, vegetable oils and refined sugar. It’s made from a blend of grain-free flours (cassava and tigernut) and flax seeds, gently sweetened with maple syrup, coating in a coconut cream frosting and topped with fresh raspberries and pomegranate seeds.

Things will inevitably get messy, so just a heads up – oh, and don’t forget to have your camera ready!


Fabian Jackson
by 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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