The Best Vanilla Cake Ever (And it’s vegan!)

sliced vegan vanilla cake

5 from 5 reviews

The ultimate vegan vanilla cake that’s incredibly fluffy, moist, and decadently sweet- yet, you’d never know it’s vegan, dairy free, gluten free, and healthier!



Vegan Vanilla Cake:

Vegan Vanilla Buttercream:


Vegan Vanilla Cake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and grease three 6″ cake pans with olive or coconut oil.
  2. Add apple cider vinegar to unsweetened coconut/almond milk and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar baking powder, baking soda and sea salt. Set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, add dairy free milk and apple cider vinegar mixture, coconut oil, applesauce, and vanilla together. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  5. Pour wet ingredients into dry and stir until there are no more clumps of batter. If your cake batter looks a little dry, you can add in by the tablespoon a little more coconut or almond milk.
  6. Divid the batter evenly into the cake pans.
  7. Place cake pans into the oven and bake for 27-30 minutes, or until the toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Let the cakes cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer them to a drying rack to cool completely before frosting.

Vegan Vanilla Buttercream:


Make sure that you add in a tsp of arrowroot powder or cornstarch if using gluten free 1-to-1 baking flour. This will give the flour more like a cake flour texture when baked- very tender and moist!

If you use coconut sugar, your cake will be slightly tanner in color- but still delicious!!

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