Red velvet cake is high on the list of my top favorite cake recipes, especially this vegan version.
It’s a wonderful celebration cake for holidays, such as Thanksgiving and Christmas. When you take a bite, you’ll be shocked to learn that this cake is eggless, dairy free, gluten free, and can be naturally red!
What is red velvet cake? It's a cake with a very smooth, velvety texture thanks to the acidity, and with a slight tang to the sweet. It’s easy to just keep eating it!
Is red food coloring vegan? I like to use a high quality plant based red food dye that I find at Whole Foods. Another option is using beet powder. My go to? Suncore Foods.
Flour Vegan butter Dairy free milk Vinegar Granulated sugar Unsweetened applesauce Baking soda + powder Cocoa Powder Beet powder or plant based food coloring
Please note that the full recipe ingredients + instructions are found in the recipe post on thebananadiaries.com, linked here!
To make this vegan red velvet cake, simply:
1. Combine the dry ingredients. 2. Cream vegan butter and sugar. Add the rest of the wet ingredients. 3. Add dry ingredients and vegan buttermilk in increments of two. 4. Bake and let them cool!
Making the vegan cream cheese frosting is just as easy as the conventional counterpart. Just beat vegan cream cheese (I recommend Violife!) and vegan butter (Flora Plant Butter is the best!)together, then add powdered sugar and vanilla extract.
Tips & Tricks for a healthy red velvet cake:
- Make this a gluten-free version by using Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 gluten free flour or King Arthur’s 1-to-1 gluten free flour. - Make sure to level the cakes before frosting! - Sift the flour before beginning
Storing your Vegan Red Velvet Cake
I recommend storing it in a cake container or sliced and kept in an airtight container. Keep it in the countertop for 2 days or the fridge for up to 4 days.
You will LOVE this vegan red velvet cake! It’s the perfect balance of notes between sweetness and slight tang. Happy baking!
Grab the full recipe on thebananadiaries.com, linked here! Please leave a rating & review if you try it!