Vegan Wedding Cake

by jade on February 23, 2009

I’m getting married soon, and my mother is making the cake.  Nobody in my family is vegan, but I say – why not have a vegan wedding cake?  This vanilla cake recipe is the  perfect vegan wedding cake recipe no matter which size or shape you decide to have.  Just make the cakes a day or two in advance, refrigerate them, and there you go!  I have a great recipe for vegan frosting on this site as well, but I’ll put a basic vegan butter cream frosting up for those of you who like to keep it traditional.

What you need:

2 C water
3/4 C sunflower or other light oil
2 T white vinegar
4 t vanilla
3-1/2 C sifted flour (I sift twice for a springy cake)
2 C sugar
1 t salt
2 t baking soda
vegetable cooking spray
Preheat over to 350 F, or 180 C.   Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Mix together last four ingredients in another bowl and sift together well.

Add the dry mixture to the liquid and mix well with a hand mixer until its smooth and perfect with no lumps. Let stand 5 minutes.

Pour into baking pan after you’ve sprayed it. Do not worry about air bubbles, they will settle on their own..

Bake about 35-40 minutes or until a wooden pick comes out clean, the cake springs back, and tops are slightly golden.

Frost with your favorite icing for the perfect vegan wedding cake!

If you are looking for some other great vegan wedding cake recipes feel free to check out some of our other fantastic vegan cake recipes which can be converted in to vegan wedding cakes.  This includes our Vegan Red Velvet Cake, which is a gorgeous traditional American vegan cake, at least it is a vegan recipe in our books!

Vegan wedding cakes are just as good as non vegan cakes, and nine times out of ten people cannot tell the difference. This makes a vegan wedding cake ideal for your wedding, even if most of the guests are not vegan themselves!

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Wedding Cakes February 27, 2009 at 6:41 pm

This sounds like a pretty simple recipe. I would definitely be interested in trying this to see if it tastes good. I’ve never had a vegan cake, but an always willing to try new things.




Kimberly February 16, 2010 at 6:06 am

Thank you for this great cake recipe! I tested it out and it came out fantastically. One thing I would add is that you definitely have to grease and flour the cake pans. I used vegetable shortening to do this.

For a more ‘rustic’ cake, use wheat flour. I tested this recipe first with wheat flour, then with white flour (sifted as recommended). It came out perfect… fluffy, sweet, and moist, perfectly cooked through. I separated the cake batter into two round pans and cooked it a little longer to compensate, and it turned out just gorgeous.


Infusion March 28, 2010 at 3:45 pm

This was the best vegan white cake recipe I’ve tried and I’ve tried a LOT. Please include the recommended pan sizes and how much to fill the pans. Many thanks!


Wendy April 14, 2010 at 1:15 am

I had high hopes for this cake – as I have looked and looked for a great light vegan white cake, and this was good, but not what I hoped for. I have a daughter who is a vegan and I am testing cake recipes for her upcoming graduation/birthday party and this was good but the consistency was still not quite the fluffy, tender, moist cake I am trying for. It tasted a bit like a frosted cookie. I prepared one half of the recipe with the following change: I used canola oil in place of the sunflower (does that make a difference??) and I used all purpose white flour. Would cake flour help? I have found a really great chocolate cake recipe that is indistinguishable from non-vegan, and I am holding out hope for a white cake that is vegan and that is to DIE FOR. Can you help me please?
Thanks a bunch!!
Keep posting, I keep testing, I have made some truly awesome vegan dishes!!


Melanie May 4, 2010 at 4:27 pm

Nope. This cake was awful. I don’t even want to eat it. The taste is way off, it barely rose and it’s so moist, in a gross way, that it fell apart out of the cake pan. This kind of vegan cake gives the good ones a bad name.

*Edit from Admin*

Wow! Sorry to read that your cake was awful! Several of us have made this cake before and it is a definite success, but I guess nothing ever comes out exactly the same. If you have a cake recipe that you’d like to share with us, please feel free to post! In the mean time, I’ll make this recipe again and see how it comes out. If its crap, I’m happy to take it down!

Better luck next time and thanks for posting!


Suzanne May 5, 2010 at 10:46 pm

Do you have vegan frosting recipes that hold up to decorating well?

Thoughts on adding cocoa powder?


*Reply from Admin*

Hey Suz! Check your email!


edie watts September 2, 2012 at 9:38 pm

i would love the vegan frosting recipe that holds up to decorating for my daughters vegan wedding cake thanks so much edie


Lauren June 6, 2010 at 2:49 am

This looks like a great & easy recipe! THANK YOU! Can you tell me how many people this recipe serves?


Kay Brickley July 10, 2010 at 2:52 pm

This looks great! Can you please tell me the pan size for this recipe, and also the butter cream frosting recipe.



Hannah Klementz June 9, 2012 at 10:39 pm

This recipe looks amazing!!! My brother and his fiance are vegan and I wanted to make them their wedding cake and since this is just a vanilla cake I was wondering if you wanted to just add a simple flavoring, how much you would put in there. If you would just add it to taste and experiment with it or like a specific amount?
Thank you!!!


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