Looking for vegan cake mix brands? You’re in the right place! In this article, we’ll list of some of the top dry and boxed cake mixes that are plant-based and as free of cruelty as possible. Let’s begin.
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Simple mills stands out from the crowd by using almond flour in their mix and it makes the fluffiest cakes.
They are a little dense and not as thin as regular cakes, but that thick, fluffy, cake packs a punch.
Almost like a bakery style.
This cake mix and can tend to make dry cakes.
So, you have to be careful and tweak your wet ingredients a bit to void that.
If you manage to get the moisture level right then this will be amazing, it has a strong vanilla flavor, almost like what you would taste in a milkshake.
This is like if Betty Crocker decided to go vegan.
These cakes are very moist and have the tendency to remind you of when grandma used to bake as a kid.
They have the same perfectly fluffy and sweet texture.
And it comes in a few flavors including chocolate.
Ok, don’t let the packaging deceive you.
This is a smaller brand, so the packing isn’t very ornate, but man does this bake a great cake.
It’s easy to make and doesn’t have a very long bake time.
It’s rich and full of chocolate flavor almost like a German chocolate cake.
They’re convenient, easy to make, and the perfect size for just you, so there’s no sharing if you don’t want to.
These take the guesswork out of it for you, along with the dairy that most mug cakes require.
With these, you just add water and you have a sweet delicious cake.
This cake mix has pretty good reviews, though there are a few people that say it doesn’t get very fluffy and that the flavor isn’t very good, that seems to be the only issue and that was just a couple.
It’s made to work with non-dairy milk and comes in four flavors, Birthday Cake, Chocolate, Cinnamon Sugar, and Vanilla Spice.
Remember that chocolate cake from “Matilda” that was absolutely to die for, this had to be the mix they used because it yields the same results. A soft fluffy cake that has a rich decadent chocolate taste.
This cake mix bakes super moist and tastes completely homemade once it’s finished.
It has pretty great reviews and all of them say this cake is the best, even without the frosting.
It bakes a very moist cake and doesn’t have a weird smell or aftertaste as some mixes can, especially when they’re dairy and gluten free.
They have a few flavors and they sold online, they even make brownie mixes too.
Everyone says it’s one of the best mixes they’ve ever tasted, and it comes in this giant box, enough to make two cakes.
It’s a small family-owned company so they’re really big on quality and consistency.
And it’s not made in a factory where it risks cross contamination so there are no worries here.
It’s versatile and can not only make cakes, but muffins, cobblers, and madeleines.
It’s made to work with just non-dairy milk, and oil so it’s really easy to prepare, and once you’ve got the batter going you can make almost anything with it.
These are a little gritty but not so much so that it compromises the entire texture.
They taste spectacular.
The passion fruit makes this mix very distinctive, there’s not another one out there like it.
It’s sweet and fruity, which is why the less than stellar texture can be forgiven.
It’s a lemon cake, there’s no doubt about that, but it has a mix of cinnamon and nutmeg in there as well to throw you off your game, and really kick it up a notch.
It can be a little dry, but a tweak here and there could probably fix that.
It also uses coconut flour, and this special ZenSweet blend that has monk fruit extract to make it extra sweet.
It rises nicely and makes perfectly rounded cupcakes.
It’s very easy to make, though it does require eggs, so you’ll have to substitute that with an egg replacer, but it shouldn’t cause any issues.
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The one pictured is Ginger Pear Pistachio.
The cake, as well as the glaze that comes with it, is a sweet ginger, and the mix also includes raw pistachios.
The cake is kind of flat and very dense, but the glaze and pistachios go perfectly with the kind of cake this is.
I wouldn’t recommend frosting just the glaze.
But those who do buy it give nothing but rave reviews on this mix.
It’s easy to make, comes in a few flavors, and bakes very moist and decadent.
The recipe does require eggs, but you can always substitute that out for something else (like a flax egg) or use an egg substitute.
Everyone loves a good carrot cake.
It’s sweet, spicy, and always full of flavor. This carrot cake mix is no different. It has the same melody of flavors in a traditional carrot cake and bakes just as moist and delicious as something you would buy in the store.
It does call for eggs, but as always that can be substituted.
This is another cake in a cup.
It’s not as fluffy as the other mug cake we have on the list, but it is tasty.
It’ll remind you of a sweet cinnamon sugar donut.
IT’s really easy to make and is done in around a minute and a half, so it’s quick too.
When you need a quick fix for your baked good craving this will get the job done.
This cake mix is a little different from the ones on this list, mainly because you have to add your own sweetener.
It’s pretty comprehensive other than that.
They say it’s easy to make but I couldn’t find the directions anywhere.
It’s free of all the major allergens and is a really rich chocolate that pairs well with a vanilla ice cream, or any ice cream really.
Betty Crocker better step aside because Madhava is coming for that top spot.
Words cannot describe how good this cake mix is. It may be the type of wheat they use in their mix, but this bakes very moist, it’s good with or without frosting and makes the best cake pops.
They do take a little bit longer to bake unless you’re doing mini’s but it’s well worth the wait.
This is a pretty basic cake mix.
There’s nothing inherently special about it but it is pretty good.
If you want a safe bet, no special flavors, no extra fix-ins, just a regular vegan cake, this will get the job done.
It does contain all organic ingredients so that’s a plus, and it’s really easy to make as well.
This also does call for eggs but again you can always substitute for something else.
Good things come in small packages, and this is no exception.
Don’t let the minimalistic packaging fool you, they take pride in this mix, and it shows in the quality and consistency.
It does make very dense cakes but they’re rich and chocolatey so it’s not too much of a con.
A few reviews say that you have to add some secret ingredients, like extra vanilla to really take it up a notch.
King Arthur makes pretty good mixes.
Almost none of them have bad reviews and with good reason. It makes cakes just like on the box.
They’re light and fluffy while still maintaining volume, and super sweet.
They do put a lot of sugar in their mixes on top of natural vanilla, so that’s probably why.
It does call for milk and eggs but using a substitute doesn’t compromise taste or texture.
This has a very simple ingredient list.
Usually, angel food cake requires some extra work on the back end to get it that right density and texture, but for some reason, this one works with just 5 ingredients.
It has the usually soft but crumblike texture and is extremely sweet. It would almost be too much but the cream of tartar allows for some balance.
It’s ok to jump for joy because your favorite cake mix did make it on the list.
These are generally vegan, but some do contain eggs, so always check the ingredients.
The yellow cake mix is safe for sure.
And these mixes also aren’t made specifically to work with vegan wet ingredients like soy milk, so it might require tweaking, but it’s not hard to get it right.
The doughboy has come to the rescue with this decadent chocolate cake.
It’s so amazing it’s hard to keep it on the shelves.
This cake is super moist, and chocolatey.
And it’s available in most grocery stores so it’s easy to get your hands on if you’re in a pinch or just craving chocolate cake.
Very simple ingredient list, and easily works with vegan wet ingredients.
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