Vegan Cake

Ever thought of baking a vegan cake? If you suffer from food allergies or just prefer to live an animal-free lifestyle, then this type of baking is probably something you think about often. 

Back when being vegan was rare, it was almost impossible to bake delicious cakes that were just as good as their non-vegan counterparts. These days, thanks to readily available egg replacements, non-dairy milk, and even soy yogurt, vegan cakes can be simple to make and even more delicious (not to mention healthier!) than traditional cakes. 

Vegan Cake

The term “vegan” was coined in 1944 by the British Vegan Society, but people have been abstaining from meat, eggs, and dairy since long before then. As our culinary choices have increased over the centuries, practicioners of this lifestyle have learned how to make vegan versions of nearly everything that omnivores enjoy, and cakes are one area where vegans really shine! 

Vegan baking began to gain popularity in the 1960s and 1970s, when the natural eating movement began to grow. Now, you can find vegan recipes for nearly every variety of cake. 

Vegan Chocolate Cake

The most popular type of vegan cake is chocolate, and for good reason. A vegan chocolate cake can be simple or elaborate, and you can decorate it in any way you please. 

The best cake recipe is the one that uses ingredients you have on hand or can easily find. You may have to try a few before you find one that you truly love and want to make at every opportunity, but when you do, your search will be well worth the time. 

Looking for a vegan cake recipe to get started with?

This is a favorite vegan chocolate cake – in fact, many like it better than the traditional version! It has 9 ingredients and a 40 minute cooking time. 

Do you prefer vanilla?  Then try this recipe.  It uses 8 ingredients and has a 30 minute baking time

Frosting is also simple to make – you can make a thin icing with nothing more than powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and soy or rice milk. Or, if you can find a good non-dairy margarine, you can even make a scrumptious chocolate frosting like this one with 6 ingredients. 

Don’t be afraid to experiment with this alternate style of dessert making. They easier to make than you may think, and they can be just as light and fluffy as other cakes. You can reduce the fat and cholesterol in your recipes almost effortlessly by leaving out the eggs and milk, and you may discover that you enjoy them better than the “regular” kind! 

 

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