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10 best vegan cakes and bakes

Enjoy a dairy- and egg-free bake for any occasion with these vegan recipes for impressive desserts and teatime treats. A few clever twists easily make familiar baking classics vegan-friendly, from a Victoria sponge to scones and banana bread.

Vegan chocolate chip cookies
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Vegan chocolate chip cookies

Vegans don't have to miss out on homemade cookies - make this vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe. Made using dairy-free spread, soy milk and vegan chocolate, these crisp golden cookies are studded with melting pools of chocolate for a treat everyone can enjoy.

  1. Preheat the oven to gas 4, 180°C, fan 160°C. Line 2 baking sheets with baking paper. Put the dairy-free spread into a bowl with the sugar. Beat with an electric hand whisk or wooden spoon until creamy.
  2. Add the soy alternative to milk and vanilla extract and beat until combined. Sift in the flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt. Stir to combine to a dough, then stir through the chopped chocolate.
  3. Use a small ice-cream scoop or 2 dessert spoons to put heaped mounds (each weighing about 40g) onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 16-18 mins until lightly golden with slightly darker edges. Remove from the oven, leave on the trays for few minutes to firm up, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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  • Ingredients
  • 125g dairy-free spread or margarine
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp soy alternative to milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 150g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 x 35g Free From chocolate bars, chopped