You’re vegan, you’re craving cake and you’re in the UK, where do you turn next? Forward-thinking and creative bakers who can show the way to an eggless and butter less treat are, thankfully, in wide and growing supply in Britain, creating variations on traditional bakes and entirely new inventions where presentation and taste remain vital ingredients.

So, where are the best vegan bakeries in the UK? If you have your favourites then let us know, but Dough Culture asked Dominika Piasecka of The Vegan Society for her expert suggestions.

The Vegan Cakery, Leicestershire

“An award winning artisan bakery, the Vegan Cakery makes amazing products that are registered with our Vegan Trademark that means we’ve checked that all the ingredients are vegan-friendly. It even offers afternoon tea, filled with delicious pastries including vegan scones.”

Naked Bakery, Edinburgh

“Naked Bakery make the most beautiful vegan cakes and cupcakes I’ve ever seen. As if the beautiful textures and bright colours weren’t enough, their products come in shapes such as Rudolph, bunny and unicorn (yes, really). Every product is made by vegans in a vegan kitchen, using only vegan ingredients – it doesn’t get better than that.”

Ms Cupcake, London

“Known for its tagline of the ‘naughtiest vegan cakes in town’, Brixton’s Ms Cupcake is London’s first entirely vegan bakery. I love popping in whenever I’m on a trip to the capital and choose from a wide selection of American-style favourites in endless flavours. Did I mention Ferrero Rocher cake and jaffa cupcakes?!”

Black Cat Cakery, Manchester

“I ordered a chocolate Oreo cake with vanilla icing for my friend’s non-vegan birthday and it left all the guests amazed – they couldn’t believe it was vegan! And if you like sweet and satisfying cake, Black Cat Cakery is going to feel like heaven for you.”

The May Bakery, Telford

“Whenever at a vegan festival, look out for The May Bakery. They will serve you the biggest piece of cake you’ve ever had and – as amazingly delicious as it is – you may struggle to finish it because it’s that satisfying!”

Visit the Vegan Society at www.vegansociety.com