Two sisters from Chesham have been crowned Britain’s best vegan bakers.

After a fortnight of voting, Veronica and Amy Pearce - graduates of Chiltern Hills Academy - were announced as the winners of the 'Great Vegan Bake-Off' competition organised by PETA.

The pair, who became vegans three years ago after rescuing and raising four commercial hens as pets, won the prize with their vegan chocolate beetroot cake which contains – amongst other things – cocoanut palm sugar, maple syrup and two whole beetroots.

PETA's Mimi Bekhechi said: "We were inundated with terrific dishes and it was a real task to narrow the entries down to just 10 finalists.

"The Pearces’ decadent chocolate cake had us salivating. The addition of beetroot is both unexpected and inspired, and the duo's easy-to-follow recipe shows just how simple vegan baking can be."

The sisters’ blog – Wrapped in Newspaper - can be found at