This vegan strawberry cake is the final word plant-based dessert. Wealthy, moist strawberry cake is layered with an indulgent strawberry buttercream frosting. Nobody would ever guess it is fully vegan!
This vegan strawberry cake is the newest addition to my rising assortment of vegan truffles. I truly created this one practically two years in the past, however merely ran out of time to take photographs and get it posted! Loopy, huh?
However higher late than by no means! And this strawberry cake is well worth the wait. It is a fully indulgent vegan dessert, that nobody would ever guess is fully egg and dairy-free.
The key ingredient on this cake is aquafaba – which does an unimaginable job of changing the egg whites utilized in conventional cake. You get the entire moisture, with out including any unusual flavors to the batter.
The recipe for this cake was impressed by this cake from Sally’s Baking Habit. I might made it as soon as earlier than, and it was extremely scrumptious. However I wished a vegan cake- and that one is stuffed with eggs and dairy – so I set out experimenting to make the proper vegan model!
The eggs have been changed with aquafaba, the milk was changed with almond milk, the butter was changed with coconut oil – and some extra tweaks to make it excellent.
Suggestions & Methods
Soften the coconut oil
I wish to maintain my coconut oil (this can be a nice model) within the pantry at room temperature, so it is all the time able to go. Should you maintain yours within the fridge, you may wish to depart it out for an hour or so to melt earlier than utilizing it on this recipe. If it is too chilly, the consistency won’t work.
Cooking with Aquafaba
I exploit aquafaba (the liquid from a can of chickpeas) pretty typically. It is excellent for changing egg whites, and makes an look in lots of vegan baking cookbooks. It is also the star of my 3-Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Mousse and significant to my Vegan Puff Pastry recipe.
Freeze Dried Strawberries
These actually are a vital ingredient for the strawberry frosting on this vegan cake. They grind up right into a high quality powder, which you’ll simply whisk into the frosting for that scrumptious strawberry taste. I used this type, which I ordered on Amazon. Should you want a plain vanilla frosting, you possibly can additionally use this vegan buttercream frosting.
Use a stand mixer
When you may use a handheld mixer, this cake can be a lot simpler to make utilizing a stand mixer. I like my KitchenAid mixer, and extremely advocate the model in case you are available in the market for a brand new mixer!
Extra Vegan Cake Recipes
Should you love this vegan strawberry cake, make sure you try these different scrumptious vegan cake recipes:
Servings: 12 servings
- 1 pound strawberries recent hulled
Vegan Strawberry Buttercream Frosting
Make the Strawberry Puree
Puree the strawberries in a blender.
Pour the pureed strawberries right into a small saucepan. Cook dinner over medium-low warmth for roughly half-hour, till decreased by half.
Take away from warmth and permit to chill to room temperature. You’ll be able to place it within the fridge for a half hour to hurry up the cooling (precise time will depend upon how chilly your fridge is).
Make the Vegan Strawberry Cake
In a mixing bowl, mix the dry substances (flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt). Put aside.
Within the stand mixer, cream collectively the coconut oil and sugar. Beat on excessive velocity till creamy and properly mixed.
Slowly whisk within the aquafaba on medium velocity.
Add the dairy-free yogurt and vanilla, and blend till mixed.
Add the dry substances and begin mixing on low velocity.
Add the almond milk and whisk on medium velocity till properly mixed.
Whisk within the strawberry puree, and blend till the batter is clean. You might add a pair drops of pink meals coloring at this level, if you need a extra pink cake (that is purely aesthetic – I used one drop).
Put together the cake pans by spraying with non-stick cooking spray and flippantly sprinkling with flour.
Pour batter evenly into the 2 cake pans.
Bake for half-hour, or till a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clear.
Set truffles apart to chill earlier than frosting.
Make the Vegan Strawberry Buttercream Frosting
In a blender, grind the freeze dried strawberries right into a high quality powder.
In a stand mixer, whisk the coconut oil for a minute till creamy.
Add the confectioner’s sugar, almond milk, and vanilla. Whisk on excessive velocity till you’ve a clean and creamy frosting.
Energy: 739kcalCarbohydrates: 113gProtein: 4gFats: 33gSaturated Fats: 26gPolyunsaturated Fats: 1gMonounsaturated Fats: 2gLdl cholesterol: 1mgSodium: 324mgPotassium: 391mgFiber: 4gSugar: 84gVitamin A: 14IUVitamin C: 269mgCalcium: 87mgIron: 6mg