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The Ultimate Vegan Christmas Cake Recipes

by Fabian Jackson

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We’ve put together some of our favourite vegan Christmas cake recipes guaranteed to get you feeling festive.

Recipes for the best vegan Christmas cakes

If you’re looking to make a traditional Christmas cake, then this recipe from The Veg Space is the one for you. It’s a delicious blend of dried fruits, treacle and whichever vegan tipple takes your fancy – they recommend sherry, amoretto or brandy.

Now, if you’re fanatic about tea, this vegan tea loaf recipe from Fuss Free Flavours might be just the ticket. As the name suggests, it’s a fuss-free and fast bake, so you won’t be in the kitchen for hours for this one.

If neither of these has taken your festive fancy yet, we’d like to suggest this quinoa fruit cake from Nest & Glow. It’s a refreshing twist on traditional fruit cakes, but still packed with all the comforting, Christmassy flavours you could dream of.

christmas cake batter

Photo credits: The Veg Space

A little extra touch 

Wanting to elevate your Christmas cake with a few extra special vegan touches? Have a look at these ideas for homemade plant-based marzipan and vegan royal icing:

Vegan marzipan recipe 

This recipe from Ela Vegan is quick, and a lot easier to whip together than you might expect. The three-ingredient vegan marzipan (ground almonds, sugar and water) can be ready in just five minutes with the help of a food processor. She also recommends a drop of almond extract or rose water for extra depth of flavour.

vegan marzipan

Photo credits: Ela Vegan

Vegan royal icing recipe

Now, strictly speaking, you don’t have to use royal icing as the external edible wall of your Christmas cake, but if yours isn’t complete without it then check out this eggless royal icing recipe from Wallflower Kitchen. They use aquafaba (the water from a tin of chickpeas) as a stiffening agent instead.

vegan royal icing

Photo credits: Wallflower Kitchen

Let us know your favourite recipe in the comments below.

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Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Interns 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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