Easy Vegan Yellow Cake

Piece of Yellow Cake with Vanilla Frosting on plate
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Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Total: 70 mins
Servings: 16 servings
Yield: 1 cake
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
147 Calories
6g Fat
21g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16
Amount per serving
Calories 147
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 47mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 50mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is a light and fluffy vegan yellow cake recipe–it's not heavy, like some vegan cake recipes. A basic vegan yellow cake is good for children's birthdays or other special occasions.


  • 1/2 cup vegan margarine, softened

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cup egg substitute, to replace 4 eggs

  • 1 3/8 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/4 cup soy milk, or less, as needed

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 F. Grease the bottom only of an 8-inch square pan.

  2. Cream the vegan margarine with an electric mixer until smooth.

  3. Add the sugar gradually.

  4. Add the egg replacer and mix well.

  5. Add the flour and baking powder and stir. If the mixture is too dry, add a few drops (up to 1/4 cup) of soy milk.

  6. Spread the mixture in the prepared pan and bake for 30 to 40 minutes.

  7. Allow the cake to cook and coool; then frost with your favorite vegan frosting if desired.

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