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."

Ingredients 50 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 287 cals

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  • 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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  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.
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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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basiliz
7/17/2013

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 of canola oil, I put coconut oil, and instead of white sugar, I put coconut sugar. As flour, I used half whole wheat, half amaranth flour. I skipped almond extract. I definitely recommend this recipe. Thanks!

Marcy
8/12/2013

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!

Terra-Matris
3/9/2013

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