Hero Sponge Recipe - Vegan

Our signature Hero Sponge recipe has been modified to vegan and plant-based.

Our Original Hero Sponge recipe has taken many years to perfect and is the most cost-effective, and time-efficient. And is so easy and versatile like no other. After many trials we have finally modified the original recipe to make it more inclusive for those following plant-based or vegan diets.


It replaces the need for plant-based butter or margarine with oil, ensuring the cake remains moist for far longer.  

We also use granulated sugar instead which is 60% cheaper than caster.


No more hanging around for plant-based butter to come to room temperature or creaming it with caster sugar or making plant-based buttermilk using vinegar.


With ingredients all listed in grams and in the order that go into the bowl, this is the easiest recipe to follow. You also do not need any special equipment or mixers - a simple hand whisk or even a wooden spoon will do.


One batter - countless flavour possibilities! You only ever need this one batter which can be flavoured right at the end with anything you fancy.

Flavour & Texture

We have cracked the secret of egg-less baking (gettit?). We use simple plant-based protein powder, widely available from any health stores or online (instead of harder to find egg-replacements/flax/chia etc) and have replicated the protein profile of an actual egg in baking. This results in a vegan sponge that has a fluffy texture that isn't gummy or claggy.

And no, there is absolutely no compromising on flavour as we use dairy-free yoghurt in the batter which gives the sponge not only a tender crumb, but also a beautiful flavour. 

The sponge itself is moist, flavoursome and has just the right structure to be covered in buttercream or fondant decorations. 

This pdf guide includes all the instructions needed to create layer cakes in 6" and 8" sizes, mini cupcakes, cupcakes and muffins. It also includes six different variations - Oreo, Pistachio, Red Velvet, Coffee & Walnut, Chocolate Chip, and Lemon.

Hand-delivered to London, Berkshire, and Surrey for Free*

We deliver Tuesday to Saturday. All cakes are baked to order to ensure freshness and zero-waste. 

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Cakes are delivered during normal working hours. Our driver will provide an ETA on the morning of the delivery. If you cannot accept delivery please make alternative arrangements, e.g. leave with neighbour. We wil work it out! 

All our cakes are produced on premises handling wheat (gluten), eggs, milk, dairy, soya, nuts and peanuts. We are unable to offer in good-faith free-from or vegan options as we feel we would need seperate premises. 

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