5 Vegan Cake Recipes Everyone Will Love!

Did you know that eating vegan can benefit your health? For example, it can help you lose weight. That’s not all, it can also lower your risk of stroke, heart disease, and certain types of cancer.

And of course, you’ll be reducing your environmental impact on the planet.

Did you recently make the switch? Looking for some easy vegan cake recipes? If so, you’re on the right page.

We’ll be going over some of our favorites below. Keep reading to find out what they are!

1. Vegan Coffee Cake 

Line a baking pan with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 350F. 

Combine 1 cup of almond milk, 1 tablespoon of applesauce, and 1/4 cup of vegetable oil in a large mixing bowl. Add 1 teaspoon of vinegar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and mix well.

In another bowl, whisk together 1 1/2 cups of flour, 1/3 cup of sugar, 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Add berries or candied ginger if you’d like.

Fold the dry ingredients into the wet mixture. Add more flour if necessary; you should end up with a thick batter. Pour it carefully into the lined pan.

To make the streusel, mix 1/2 cup of flour with 1/3 cup of brown sugar, 1/3 teaspoon of salt, and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon. Add 1 tablespoon of vegan butter and 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and mix until everything is evenly distributed.

Spread the streusel over the cake batter and bake for 35-45 minutes at 350F. Let it cool for 10 minutes before removing it from the pan.

2. Vegan Chocolate Cake 

Preheat the oven to 350F. Lightly grease two round baking pans and line the bottom with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, combine 2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 cup of white sugar, and 1 cup of cocoa powder. Add 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, and 1 teaspoon of salt. 

Mix 2 1/2 cups of almond milk with 2/3 cup of vegetable oil, 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, and 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract in a medium bowl. Pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and combine (don’t over mix).

Pour the batter into the prepared pans and bake for about 40 minutes in the oven.

To make the frosting, blend 1/2 cup of vegan butter, 1/2 cup of vegetable shortening, 1 cup of powdered sugar, and 1/4 cup of cocoa powder with a mixer. Continue until it’s whipped and creamy.

Add 1-2 tablespoons of almond milk as needed to reach the desired consistency.

3. Vegan Vanilla Cake 

Grease a large baking pan with coconut oil. Mix 1 cup of plain soy milk with 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a medium bowl and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 cup of white sugar, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.

Add 1/3 cup of canola oil, 1/4 cup of water, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract into the soy milk mixture. Mix briskly with a fork. Stir the wet ingredients into the flour mixture and combine until the batter is lump-free.

Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for approximately 35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

4. Vegan Banana Cake 

This delicious recipe only takes 10 minutes to prepare. Start by preheating the oven to 350F. Next, prepare your baking pan; spray it with a non-stick spray, then flour. 

Mash 4 medium ripe bananas in a large mixing bowl. Add 1/2 cup of light brown sugar, 1/4 cup of vegetable oil, 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract, and 1/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk. Whisk to incorporate.

Mix in 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Stir until combined. Don’t overmix, or else the banana cake will become too dense.

Transfer the batter to your baking pan and top with extra banana slices. Bake in the oven for about 45 minutes before covering the pan with tin foil. Bake for another 10 minutes.

Remove the cake from the oven and place it on a wire rack. Let it cool completely before cutting into squares.

5. Vegan Lemon Blueberry Cake 

Preheat the oven to 350F. Line an 8-inch cake pan with parchment paper and set it aside.

In a large bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 cup of coconut sugar (you can also use white sugar), and 1 teaspoon of baking soda and mix well. Add 1 teaspoon of white vinegar, 5 tablespoons of vegetable oil, 3/4 cup of water, and 1/4 cup of lemon juice. Mix until combined.

Fold in 1/2 cup of blueberries (fresh or frozen) and transfer the batter into the lined cake pan. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Let the cake cool completely before frosting if desired.

For the frosting, mix 1 cup of vegan butter (softened) with 8 oz. of vegan cream cheese with a handheld mixer. Blend until it’s soft and creamy. From there, sift in 2 cups of powdered sugar. Add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and mix again until the mixture is creamy and well combined.

Tip: Stir in more lemon juice if the frosting is too firm. If it’s too soft, sift in more powdered sugar.

Trying Out Different Vegan Cake Recipes

And there you have it—five vegan cake recipes that don’t require eggs, milk, or butter. Not only are they delicious, but they’re super easy to make as well! 

Did you enjoy this post? Looking for more yummy vegan desserts to try? If so, be sure to check out the rest of our recipe section!

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