Basic White Vegan Cake


1 1/2 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup cold water
1 tablespoon vinegar
1/4 cup vegetable oil, applesauce or a combination of the 2
1 teaspoon pure vanilla


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease an 8 or 9 inch baking dish. Set aside. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients. In a small bowl (or in a 2 cup measuring cup) mix wet ingredients together. Add wet ingredients to the dry and mix with a fork or an electric mixer until well mixed. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 30-35 minutes.


Chocolate chip cake: sprinkle 1/3-2/3 cups of chocolate chips on top of the cake before baking.

Chocolate cake: add 1/4 cup cocoa powder to the dry ingredients. For double chocolate cake, sprinkle some chocolate chips on top of the cake before baking. Try using almond extract instead of vanilla for a nice flavor.

Spice cake: Add 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp allspice, 1/2 tsp ground cloves, and 1/4 tsp nutmeg to the dry ingredients. Omit the vanilla from the wet ingredients.

Ginger Molasses cake: reduce sugar and water to 3/4 cup. Add 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp allspice, 1-3 tsp ginger (or 1 Tbsp fresh grated ginger) to the dry ingredients. Add 1/4 cup molasses to the wet ingredients and omit the vanilla.

Banana cake: reduce sugar to 2/3 cup. Instead of 1 cup water, use 1 cup mashed banana and a little nondairy milk if the batter is too thick.

All the cakes can be doubled in size. Use a 9X13 inch pan and bake 35-45 minutes (check with a knife or toothpick)


One response to “Basic White Vegan Cake

  1. mmmmh… good idea!
    I have only to “translate” the recipe from farenheit to celsius, from cups to gr and from inches to cm!


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