Easy Vegan Vanilla Cake | Vegan Food & Living

Easy Vegan Vanilla Cake

Easy Vegan Vanilla Cake

This vegan vanilla cake with a fresh and fruity homemade strawberry jam is a lovely simple bake that contains no hard-to-find ingredients.

"This easy vegan vanilla cake is filled with a delicious homemade strawberry jam and topped with a layer of vegan whipped cream. It's the perfect treat for a summer picnic with your friends and family. They'll love it!" - Nico & Louise

Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Calories: 516

Servings: 10

Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Calories: 516

Servings: 10

Ingredients

Method

Ingredients

(Servings: 10)

  • For the sponge cake base
  • 30 30 g all purpose or cake flour
  • 27 27 g sugar
  • 33 33 ml soy milk
  • 11 11 ml sunflower oil
  • 1 1 g apple cider vinegar
  • 0.15 0.15 tsp baking powder
  • 0.05 0.05 tsp salt
  • 0.3 0.3 tsp vanilla extract
  • For the strawberry jam
  • 60 60 g strawberries (remove stem and chop in half)
  • 0.3 0.3 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 14 14 g agave syrup
  • 0.2 0.2 Tbsp agar agar
  • For the topping
  • 30 30 ml vegan whipped cream
  • 15 15 g strawberries

Method

For the vanilla cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 360˚F (180˚C). Then line a7 inch (18 cm) round cake tins with a round piece of parchment paper.
  2. Sift the flour into a bowl.
  3. Add sugar, baking soda and salt and whisk together.
  4. Add soy milk, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, and apple cider vinegar and fold in gently till the ingredients come together. Don’t over mix.
  5. Pour the cake batter into the cake tin and bake for around 60 min at 360˚F (180˚C). To check if cooked, Insert a toothpick into the cake. If it comes out dry the cake is ready. If wet, bake for longer. Let the cake cool completely before cutting it or layering it.

For the strawberry jam (start making this whilst the cake cooks)

  1. Remove the stem from the strawberries, cut them in half and place them in a blender.
  2. Add the chia seeds and the agave syrup.
  3. Blend for a few seconds.
  4. Pour the mix into a sauce pan, bring to simmer and cook on low heat for about 15 minutes.
  5. Let cool down, it will thicken up. If you want the jam thicker we suggest adding 2 tsp of agar agar. Boil the agar agar in the jam for 1 minute while stirring. Let cool down to thicken.

For the whipped cream

  1. You can either whip up some ready-made vegan whipping cream, or whip together a can of very cold full fat coconut cream with 1/4 cup of icing sugar.

Build the cake

  1. When the cake is cool, cut it in half with a serrated knife add the strawberry jam on top of one of the layers.
  2. Top with the other layer, and cover it completely with the vegan whipped cream. Use a knife or a spatula to spread the whipped cream evenly around the cake.
  3. Decorate the top of the cake as you like. We use some whole strawberries on top.

We are Nico and Louise, a Danish/Italian cooking duo. We absolutely adore pasta and homemade vegan cakes. Our recipes are yummy and healthy vegan recipes that are easy to follow, environment-friendly, and focus on whole foods.

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