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Classic Yellow Cake

What you need: 

1 cup nondairy milk
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 tablespoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup vegan margarine (I use Earth Balance)
1/4 cup applesauce
1/4 cup vanilla vegan yogurt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F . Grease and flour two 9″ round pans. In a measuring cup, stir together the vinegar into the milk and let curdle. Set aside.
2. Into a bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream the sugar and vegan margarine until light and fluffy.
3. Beat in the applesauce and yogurt, then stir in the vanilla and almond extracts. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the milk, mixing just until incorporated. Add additional milk if batter looks too thick.
4. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool completely.
Source of recipe: After reading too many forums, variations of recipes, and cookbooks, I decided to consult a non-vegan recipe and tweak it myself. I don't even know how it came out yellow (vegan magic), but this is fluffy and fabulous without the typical dense texture of other cakes. I used a basic vegan chocolate "buttercream" frosting to top it off. Yum!

Preparation Time: 
45 minutes, Cooking time: 25 to 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 
25 to 30 minutes
Recipe Category: 


Man, oh man this was moist! I made it into a coconut cake, so I used coconut butter for the marge & coconut extract instead of the almond. Seriously one of the best cakes I have ever made. Even my husband, who doesn't like coconut, was sneaking bites. I will be making this again and again.


It was ok. It tasted like any other vegan cake...too sweet! Maybe less sugar, more flour, and some flax eggs would improve it...idk.


Used cake flour and kept everything else the same as far as the recipe.  I made cupcakes and they came out light and fluffy and I topped them with a chocolate ganache, shredded coconut and pecans.  ;)b


I made this and it was D E L I C O U S!!! The best vegan cake i ever had!! but i would say its not quite as fluffy as non-vegan cakes, but pretty close!! [:

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