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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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 8x8-inch pan

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain soy milk

  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

  • 1 ½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • cup canola oil

  • ¼ cup water

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract

Directions

  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.

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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

287 Calories
10g Fat
45g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 287
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Sodium 380mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 27g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 46mg 4%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 68mg 1%

* 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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