My brother turned 9 this month and as I usually bake cakes everytime a family member has a birthday, I wanted to take this oppurtinity to try out vegan cake recipes! A couple days before, Katie had made chocolate cupcakes and shared them on her Instagram story. However, she hadn’t uploaded the recipe and I was desperate to try it since she makes the best cakes. So I messaged her and she was kind enough to share the recipe with me! While chatting with her, I learned that she actually creates these recipes on her own, as she knows the ratios needed in baking. She really inspires me to use creativity when creating my own vegan baked goods!
Here is the exact recipe I used, with my modifications.
1 cup soy milk
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
¾ cup sugar
⅓ cup coconut oil
2 tsp vanilla
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup flour
½ tsp baking powder
¾ tsp baking soda
Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C or 3 on a gas oven). Combine soy milk and vineager and leave for 5 mins to curdle. Add sugar, coconut oil and vanilla and mix till combined. Add dry ingredients and bake until the cake isn’t runny.
For my brother’s birthday cake, I used a normal frosting that uses butter (which made his cake not totally vegan) but at that time I hadn’t found a good vegan frosting recipe. Here is the frosting recipe from some of Katie’s other recipes.
3 3/4 C powdered sugar
3 Tbsp vegan butter (I used an olive-oil based butter)
2 Tbsp + 2 tsp almond milk
2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp cinnamon (or cocoa powder!)
Combine all ingredients using wisk or an electric mixer. If too thin, add more powdered sugar, if too thick, add more liquid. Frost cake however you’d like!
Source: Katie’s blog!