Would you want that Classic Vanilla Cake Bake to celebrate your Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve in an elegant manner? This is an absolutely vegan-styled Classic Vanilla Cake Recipe devoid of milk, eggs, or animal secretions. So, let us go on to check out the recipe:
For the Vanilla Cake
- 1 ¾ cups of all-purpose flour (We call it Maida here in India)
- 1 cup of white sugar (You can have granulated sugar that measures 200 grams)
- Baking Soda- 1 tsp
- 2 cups of almond milk (You can also take cashew milk if you want to skip the bitter taste of soy milk)
- Approximately 2 teaspoons of Vanilla Extract
- 1/3rd cup of non-flavored cooking oil (You can choose your regular sunflower oil or you can take canola oil for the same)
- 1 tablespoon of vinegar (Choose between distilled white vinegar or apple cedar vinegar)
For the Vanilla Cake’s frosting
- 3 ¾ cups of powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons of vegan butter (You can avail of branded vegan butter from the V Vegano store itself)
- 4 tablespoons of oat/ cashew/ almond milk
- 2 teaspoons of Vanilla Extract
- Fresh strawberries for decoration
Method of preparation
Now, let us find out how this wonderful Classic Christmas Cake can be baked to perfection. Hence, let us have a run-down into the steps involved for the same:
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius or 350 degrees Fahrenheit. You can use two baking tins measuring 7 or 8 inches each. These pans can be round-shaped or square-bottomed to neatly fit into the oven.
Now, cut the parchment baking paper to fit into the insides of the baking tins. The cut-out parchment papers can preferably be circular in shape. You can then place them into your baking tins. Use a brush to gently grease vegan butter or oil over the top layers of the parchment paper.
- Take a large mixing glass bowl. Now is the time to mix the dry ingredients together. You can add sugar, baking soda, and salt in quantities as stated on the recipe.
- Now add the wet ingredients like almond or cashew milk, vanilla extracts, oil, and, vinegar. Mix all the ingredients using an electric whisker.
- Now, pour the batter into both of the baking tins. You must spread the batter evenly through both of the baking tins. You can keep the pans next to the other inside the baking oven. Now, bake for about 30 minutes or so.
- The following process involved is checking if the cakes have been baked completely. You can use a wooden skewer to check if the cake fragments do not stick to the skewer. If the cake comes out clean, it has been baked completely. Otherwise, you can allow the cake tins to remain in the oven for another 5-7 minutes.
- Cool the cake tins after removing them from the oven. Once the cake tins come to room temperature, you can transfer the baked cakes to a wire rack. Wait until the cakes completely cool off.
- Now is the time to prepare the frosting. Use ingredients like powdered sugar, vegan butter, almond or oat milk, and vanilla essence. You can preferably use half the quantity of vegan milk for the purpose.
- You can pulse the ingredients using an electric mixer. You can begin to use low speed. You can slowly move on to increase the speed of the blender. Now, start adding the remaining portion of cashew or almond milk. If the vegan butter is a little watery, then you need not use the remaining portion of your vegan milk.
Blend the ingredients until the frosting becomes thick and creamy. Only a creamy layer is more spreadable on the layered cakes. Now, add a second layer of frosting. You can use piping bags to evenly spread the frosting on top and across the sides of the cake. You must perform the process quite slowly so that the frosting spreads evenly throughout the cake.
- Arrange freshly cut strawberries on top of the cake before you serve your guests or friends who arrive home for your Christmas party or New Year party.
To bake cakes easier, you can look for cake premixes from your very own plant-based store Vvegano. Here are premix options you can go for:
- For collections of plant-based milk this is the link you can go in for: https://vvegano.com/collections/plant-based-milk
4. For nut butters, this is the exact hyperlink you must go in for: https://vvegano.com/collections/nut-butters
5. For almond or spongy cake flours, this is the hyperlink you can go in for: https://vvegano.com/collections/flours
6. For all other baking products, here is the hyperlink you can go for: https://vvegano.com/collections/bakery-confectionery