February 24, 2023

Vegan Yellow Cake with Strawberry Pink Frosting


Emma Wood


Emma Wood


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

Sprinkles, optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line 2 muffin tins with cupcake liners. Alternatively, grease two 8 inch cake pans.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, Spira yellow, and sugar until well combined.
  3. 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.
  4. Fill muffin tins ¾ full or distribute the batter evenly among the two cake pans.
  5. If making cupcakes, bake for 18-22 minutes. If making two cakes, bake for 30-35 minutes.
  6. Let cakes cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing them and letting them cool completely on wire racks.
  7. Once fully cooled, frost and decorate with sprinkles.
  1. 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.
  2. 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


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the softened vegan butter until light and fluffy (~1 min).
  2. Add vanilla extract and mix again to combine.
  3. 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.
  4. If the frosting is too thick, add almond milk 1 Tbsp at a time until desired consistency is reached.