AuthorJillian
DifficultyBeginner

This vegan yellow cake is absolutely incredible! It is melt in your mouth delicious, super moist, and so easy to bake! You can make this cake gluten free and the results are perfectly fluffy, thick, and delicious! Add my famous homemade chocolate buttercream, frosting and rainbow sprinkles on top for a family-friendly treat that everyone will love and no one will guess is vegan (and gluten free optional)!

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Yields16 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time50 minsTotal Time1 hr 5 mins
Vegan 7 Ingredient Yellow Cake
Vegan Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
7 Ingredient Yellow Cake Instructions
1

Preheat oven to 375

2

In a large mixing bowl, use a fork or whisk to mix the almond milk, melted vegan butter, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and vanilla extract together. Mix in the flour until well combined, be careful not to over mix.

Loaf or Single-Layer Cake Baking Instructions
3

Pour the batter into a greased metal loaf pan or round metal cake pan. For the loaf- bake for 45-50 minutes or until golden on top. For the single layer round, you will only need to bake for about 30-40 minutes. Test the center with a toothpick to make sure it comes out clean. Be careful not to overbake.

4

Depending on how hot your oven is, your cake may brown more quickly on the top. Check the cake when it’s baked halfway. If it is browning more quickly, simply place a layer of parchment paper or foil over the top and continue to bake until completely risen.

Two-Layer Round Cake Baking Instructions
5

For a two layer yellow cake, prepare two round 8-10 inch round cake pans with non stick spray and pour half the batter into each pan. Bake for about 20 minutes until golden on top.

Vegan Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
6

In a large box, use an electric hand mixer to mix the powdered sugar, softened vegan butter, almond milk, cocoa powder, and vanilla. Add a splash more almond milk for a thinner icing consistency. Add more cocoa powder for a more intense chocolate flavor.

7

For a 2 layer cake, you will need to double the icing. For the loaf cake, you might only use half of the icing - it stores well in the freezer for up to 30 days!

8

Allow the cake to cool and spread the frosting over the cake to serve. For a two layer cake, spread about 1/4 of the icing over one of the cake rounds, place the other cake round on top and then frost the entire stack with the remaining icing. Option to top with rainbow sprinkles!

Ingredients

Vegan 7 Ingredient Yellow Cake
Vegan Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Directions

7 Ingredient Yellow Cake Instructions
1

Preheat oven to 375

2

In a large mixing bowl, use a fork or whisk to mix the almond milk, melted vegan butter, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and vanilla extract together. Mix in the flour until well combined, be careful not to over mix.

Loaf or Single-Layer Cake Baking Instructions
3

Pour the batter into a greased metal loaf pan or round metal cake pan. For the loaf- bake for 45-50 minutes or until golden on top. For the single layer round, you will only need to bake for about 30-40 minutes. Test the center with a toothpick to make sure it comes out clean. Be careful not to overbake.

4

Depending on how hot your oven is, your cake may brown more quickly on the top. Check the cake when it’s baked halfway. If it is browning more quickly, simply place a layer of parchment paper or foil over the top and continue to bake until completely risen.

Two-Layer Round Cake Baking Instructions
5

For a two layer yellow cake, prepare two round 8-10 inch round cake pans with non stick spray and pour half the batter into each pan. Bake for about 20 minutes until golden on top.

Vegan Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
6

In a large box, use an electric hand mixer to mix the powdered sugar, softened vegan butter, almond milk, cocoa powder, and vanilla. Add a splash more almond milk for a thinner icing consistency. Add more cocoa powder for a more intense chocolate flavor.

7

For a 2 layer cake, you will need to double the icing. For the loaf cake, you might only use half of the icing - it stores well in the freezer for up to 30 days!

8

Allow the cake to cool and spread the frosting over the cake to serve. For a two layer cake, spread about 1/4 of the icing over one of the cake rounds, place the other cake round on top and then frost the entire stack with the remaining icing. Option to top with rainbow sprinkles!

Moist 7 Ingredient Yellow Cake with Chocolate Frosting