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Vegan and Gluten-Free Vanilla Cake

Posted by San Luis Obispo Mom on Sunday, February 6, 2022 Under: Vegan

This past year brought a lot of changes to our family's diet to improve a health condition. This year, I baked a vegan and gluten-free vanilla cake for my kid's birthday. The cake sunk in a bit in the middle after I took it out of the oven, but it's fully cooked. I think I should have left it in the oven a bit longer. Aesthetic aside, I'm happy with this cake.

I used the recipe I found here: but in case the website is ever down, I'm going to type out the ingredients here as well.

Ingredients for the vanilla cake:
  • 2 cups of almond four
  • 2 cups of all purpose gluten free flour mix
  • 1.75 cups of granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of baking powder (I use a brand that is corn-free due to an allergy)
  • 1 teaspoon on salt
  • 2 cups of almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar
  • 1.5 tablespoons of pure vanilla extract
Ingredients for the vanilla icing (optional):
  • 2 tablespoons of soften vegan butter (I use Miyoko's brand that I found at a grocery store)
  • 3 cups of powdered or confectioner's sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of almond milk 
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease the pan(s) with vegan butter.
  • Whisk the dry ingredients for the cake in one bowl. Then, whisk together the wet ingredients in another bowl. Then, combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients. 
  • Bake for 40 minutes if using a single pan for the cake. Time duration may need to be longer, depending on your pan size. If you are baking them as cupcakes or using thinner pans, reduce the bake time by 10 - 15 minutes.
  • (Optional if using icing) Combine all the icing ingredients together and mix with an electric mixer until creamy and smooth. Add a bit of milk or powdered sugar to adjust consistency, if needed. Then, when the cake has completely cooled, ice the cake with your icing.
After adding the Roblox toppers, it helped masked the sunken part in the middle. I also added some frosted flowers to take the attention away. I liked how my home-made vegan cake turned out.

In : Vegan 

Tags: vegan vanilla cake  gluten free cake  no wheat  corn free 

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