Recipe by Klara Zietlow
Vegan Yellow Cake Recipe
2 ¾ cup cake flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons Spira yellow
1 ½ cup white sugar
¾ cup neutral flavored oil
1 ½ cups unsweetened almond milk
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Frosting, such as the one at the bottom.
Strawberry jam, optional
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line 2 muffin tins with cupcake liners. Alternatively, grease two 8 inch cake pans.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, Spira yellow, and sugar until well combined.
- Pour in the oil, almond milk, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla extract. Using a spatula, mix the wet and dry ingredients together until just combined. Don’t overmix, otherwise the cake will become dense.
- Fill muffin tins ¾ full or distribute the batter evenly among the two cake pans.
- If making cupcakes, bake for 18-22 minutes. If making two cakes, bake for 30-35 minutes.
- Let cakes cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing them and letting them cool completely on wire racks.
- Once fully cooled, frost and decorate with sprinkles.
- If making cupcakes: remove the center of the cupcakes with a spoon, fill with strawberry jam, replace the top of the core, and frost with a spatula.
- If making cakes, poke holes in the surface of the cake with a chopstick, spread strawberry jam over the surface, filling in the holes, and frost with a spatula.
Pink Vegan Buttercream Frosting Recipe
1 stick (½ cup) Miyoko’s vegan butter
½ tsp vanilla extract
2 ½ to 3 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon Spira red
3 to 4 Tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the softened vegan butter until light and fluffy (~1 min).
- Add vanilla extract and mix again to combine.
- Add Spira red pigment to the bowl. ½ cup at a time, add powdered sugar and continue mixing until well combined and fluffy. Scrape sides of bowl as needed and adjust frosting color with pigment as desired.
- If the frosting is too thick, add almond milk 1 Tbsp at a time until desired consistency is reached.