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Has anyone ever made a delicious vegan yellow cake?

I've never been able to (they always turn out dense with a coarse crumb). Do any of you have a killer recipe that I should try?

asked by Esvee about 2 years ago

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Nancy

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added about 2 years ago

I don't have a recipe, but I do have two substitutions that have worked on regular recipes with excellent results. Maybe use them to adapt a tasty regular yellow cake recipe for vegan eaters:
1) for eggs, substitue silken tofu in same volume, pureed before mixing with other wet ingredients. Thus, 2 large eggs, each 2 oz, needs 4 oz silken tofu as sub.
2) for butter, use extra virgin olive oil.
P.S. I have not found a vegan substitute for milk that gives equally good results in terms of taste or texture, so I would avoid a recipe that has milk.

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Nancy

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added about 2 years ago

another post script. as butter is about 80-82% fat, 16-17% water and 1-2% milk solids, use only 13 tbsp oil & 3 tbsp water for every cup of butter in the recipe.

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added about 2 years ago

Thanks Nancy, that's great information!

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PieceOfLayerCake

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added about 2 years ago

I have a pretty good vegan vanilla cake.....but its really butter and egg yolks that make a yellow cake "yellow". Is that what you're looking for?

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added about 2 years ago

I didn't realize that! Maybe a good white cake recipe should be what I'm looking for then...

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added about 2 years ago

I mean vanilla cake! If you'd like to share your recipe I'd love to try it out!

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PieceOfLayerCake

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added about 2 years ago

Done! Let me know how it comes out. I've had to scale it down quite a bit and, to be perfectly honest, I'm not sure how much batter it makes :-/. If you need to serve a specific number of people (i.e. more than 12), I would recommend doubling it and, worse comes to worse, you have a layer in the freezer at a moments notice!

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added about 2 years ago

Where/how did you share the recipe?

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PieceOfLayerCake

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added about 2 years ago

I uploaded it to my profile here on the site.

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added about 2 years ago

Thanks! This looks ideal!

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added about 2 years ago

I have never made one, but if I were going to do so, I would consult with renowned vegan baking teacher, Fran Costigan. I would google her.

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added about 2 years ago

Thanks, I'll definitely look her up!

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