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Vegan Yellow Cake Recipe

Vegan Yellow Cake Recipe - Today Simply LaKita celebrates her birthday by sharing a recipe and some life lessons that she has learned along the way.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vegan cake, yellow cake
Servings: 8
Calories: 439kcal


  • 1 ½ cups almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • cup plus 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup vegan butter (Earth Balance), cold
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease or line 2 6-inch cake pans with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the milk and vinegar and let it stand for about 5 minutes to make ‘buttermilk’.
  • Add the sugar, oil, and vanilla extract, and whisk together until the mixture becomes frothy. Sift together the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. 
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and whisk together until the flour mixture disappears.
  • Divide the batter evenly between the pans and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. 
  • Cool the pans on wire racks for about 15 minutes. Then turn the cakes out of the pans onto the wire racks and cool completely before frosting.
  • Mix in the vanilla and powdered sugar a little at a time until it all comes together and looks like frosting.
  • Using and electric hand mixer, mix the butter until it softens and becomes light and fluffy; about a minute.
  • To assemble the birthday cake: Place one layer of the cake on a plate and spread about ½ cup of frosting on top evenly over the first layer.
  • Place the second layer on top of the first and do the same with the frosting and put a large dollop of frosting on the top of the cake.
  • Work your way around the sides until the entire cake is covered with an even layer of frosting and top with sprinkles.


Calories: 439kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 509mg | Potassium: 84mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 1mg