Vegan white cake

This recipe is vegan as written. It is considered a white cake, but usually does not turn out looking “white.” It can also be altered to nearly any flavor by changing the liquid. It could even be made into a chocolate cake by adding 1 cup cocoa powder (and reducing flour by 1/2 cup) although I have never tried this. I have used this cake several times for wedding cakes and it its quite stable. It is a moist cake that is easy to work with and decorate. Flax seeds can be ground in a blender or clean coffee grinder.

Vegan white cake


  • 3 1/2 cups AP Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 cups Vegan Sugar (a little more or less to taste is ok)
  • 1/2 cup Vegan Margarine (I only use Earth Balance Margarine

  • 3 tablespoons Apple Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon Ground Flax Seeds (mixed with 2 tablespoons
  • water and set aside)
  • 2 cups Liquid (I use 1/2 soymilk, 1/2 carbonated water or
  • any flavor thin fruit puree/juice, or all 3)
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon Almond Extract or other flavoring (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons White Vinegar


  1. 1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Generously grease and
  2. flour cake pan(s) or line with parchment.
  3. 2) Sift together first three ingredients (Drys).
  4. 3) Cream together sugar and margarine. Add apple sauce
  5. and flax seeds.
  6. 4) Mix together all other ingredients (Wet’s) except vinegar.
  7. 5) Alternate mixing Dry’s and Wet’s into sugar mixture,
  8. starting and ending with Dry’s.
  9. 6) Right before putting into the oven, mix the white vinegar
  10. into the batter and pour into cake pan(s) using slightly
  11. less that recommended amounts for each pan.
  12. 7) Bake for 35-45 minutes or until cakes test done (toothpick
  13. test or other).
  14. Vegan and yummy!

Comments (4)


Just had a request for a milk free cake, so was going to try this one.. Just curious?? What does Flax seed do for the cake. I am not familiar with it, and didn't know if it was necessary? Thanks for your help! Looking foward to trying this..


Excellent vegan cake; I used Ener-G egg replacer instead of the flax "egg" but kept everything else the same. This very much reminds me of the (nonvegan) WASC cake that I used to make and that my friends and family adore. Since I recently became vegan, I was looking for a good replacement, and this is it!