Vegan Basic Vanilla Cake

Vegan Basic Vanilla Cake

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"This is a dense, yet somewhat spongy basic vegan cake. It can be topped with a basic vegan chocolate or vegan vanilla buttercream frosting. A nice, easy, basic, homemade favorite that doesn't taste like a box mix AND can be used as a tasty vegan birthday cake! Cool completely before topping with your favorite vegan buttercream frosting."
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Ingredients

50 m servings 287 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 287 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 10.1 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 45.3g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 380 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8x8-inch baking dish.
  2. Stir soy milk and vinegar together in a large glass measuring cup.
  3. Whisk flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl.
  4. Briskly mix canola oil, water, lemon juice, vanilla extract, and almond extract into soy milk mixture using a fork. Stir soy milk mixture into flour mixture until batter is lump-free. Pour batter into the prepared baking dish.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, about 35 minutes.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • You can use all water in place of the soy milk, but the soy milk adds more flavor. Also, consider that for this to be truly vegan you must purchase sugar made without the use of animal byproduct which you can usually buy at your local, friendly health food market.

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Most helpful positive review

This cake is delicious. I made some replacements though. I was going to put whipped coconut cream on top, so instead of soy milk I put coconut milk (the watery part of the coconut can). Instead ...

Most helpful critical review

This was my first vegan cake...delicious! The almond flavoring added just the right touch. I served it with powdered sugar sprinkled on top.

This cake is delicious. I made some replacements though. I was going to put whipped coconut cream on top, so instead of soy milk I put coconut milk (the watery part of the coconut can). Instead ...

I made this cake for my vegan niece's birthday. Frosted it with a quick vegan chocolate frosting topped with fruit. It was a big hit!

Excellent...I use Zweet to decrease calories...thank you for a wonderful recipe!

I made this for my vegan friend's b-day. Everyone, including non-vegans loved it. I used 2, aluminum round cake pans to make a layer cake. I dropped the temp by 5 degrees, and the cake was done ...

I plan on using this recipe for my daughter's smashcake. I replaced the sugar with agave nectar and the oil with pure applesauce. Makes for a yummy and healthier version. A little more suitab...

This was my first vegan cake...delicious! The almond flavoring added just the right touch. I served it with powdered sugar sprinkled on top.

This cake was really good and moist! We are not vegan (or vegetarian) but this was the only vanilla cake I could find on this site with really good reviews so my 9 year old and I made it. It w...

I made this cake but substituted melted Earth Balance in place of the Canola oil since Canola might contain GMO's...plus I overlooked the 1/4 c of water and the cake turned out AMAZINGLY DELICIO...

Non-vegan and vegan alike appreciated this cake. In fact some went back for seconds. Because I didn't have regular white sugar or soy milk, I used (one for one) coconut palm sugar and coconut ...