Vegan vanilla cake with rich chocolate frosting is a great cake for a birthday celebration! This is delicious and so decadent!
We celebrated my mom’s birthday recently, and I made this cake for the little family party we had here. My son requested “vanilla cake with chocolate frosting,” so that’s what we had. I’d made this recipe before in cupcake form, and I made a couple more changes this time, and added more chocolate to the frosting to make it even richer. It was a hit! Especially with my son, who would probable prefer that I serve him a bowl of frosting with some cake crumbs on top. :)
This vegan vanilla cake is perfect with chocolate frosting, but would also be delicious with vanilla frosting!
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Vegan Vanilla Cake with Rich Chocolate Frosting.
Classic vegan vanilla cake with a rich chocolate frosting - what could be better?
For the cake:
To make the cake:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9 inch cake pan. In a bowl, combine dry ingredients.
Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and mix. DO NOT overmix…when using spelt flour, which is lower in gluten, it is easy to overmix and then the cake will be tough. Pour into the cake pan.
Bake for about 28-31 minutes, until the top is golden.
Let the cake cool in the pan for about an hour, then loosen the edges with a knife and flip the pan over onto a tray or cake plate. Let it cool completely before frosting.
To make the frosting:
In a medium mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer, cream the buttery spread with the powdered sugar until thick and creamy. Add the non-dairy milk and cocoa powder, and mix until smooth.
Add the melted chocolate chips, and mix again.
Once the cake cools, remove from the pan and frost the top and sides. I heated up some frosting in the microwave and drizzled it over each piece to fancy it up a bit.
Cake recipe adapted from VegWeb.
This vegan vanilla cake is:
- a rich and decadent dessert
- sure to be a crowd pleaser
- dairy free, egg free, and nut free
This vegan vanilla cake was really good, and I love that the frosting is so easy to put together, and tastes so rich and delicious. It really is the best chocolate frosting I’ve ever had…I used to love canned frosting (yuck!), and then I had a dairy recipe that I really liked, but this one tops them all.
I’m happy I have this cake recipe to turn to for special occasions now. We always had cakes with chocolate frosting for birthdays when I was growing up, so it’s nice to continue the tradition, even with our food intolerances in my little family.