Vanilla Celebration Cake


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Classic vanilla cake, the perfect cake for any occasion. A tasty yet firm sponge, good for stacking tiers, paired with a simple vanilla frosting. I made this one for a friend on her Birthday hence the pink floral decorations, you can decorate yours however you like!

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Vanilla Celebration Cake

Makes 3 x 8″ layers


Vanilla Sponge

  • 3 1/2 cups Self Raising Flour*
  • 1 Tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1 Tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 400ml Plant Based Milk
  • 100g Melted Vegan Margarine – plus extra for greasing
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup Caster Sugar

*To make this cake gluten free, sub with Doves Farm gluten-free self-raising flour.

Vanilla Frosting

  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 1/2 Cups Icing Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Plant-based Milk
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla

(Double the frosting recipe if you want to cover the entire cake!)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. To a mixing bowl, add plant-based milk, bicarbonate of soda and apple cider vinegar. Whisk the mixture until frothy.
  3. To the bowl add caster sugar, vanilla and melted margarine and mix again.
  4. Sift the flour over the wet ingredients and mix once again.
  5. Prepare an 8″ cake tin by greasing with margarine. Pour 1/3 batter into the tin. Place the cake in the centre of your oven and bake for 20-25 minutes. Repeat 3 times.
  6. Once the 3 layers are baked, transfer them to a wire rack to cool. Whilst the sponges are cooling we can make the frosting which couldn’t be simpler. Add all of the frosting ingredients to a bowl and beat with an electric whisk until combined.
  7. Once the sponges have cooled we can assemble our cake by spreading a generous amount of frosting on top of the bottom layer and repeating twice more until we have a lovely 3 layer cake. I have poured melted vegan white chocolate over my cake and coloured it with pink food colouring but you can decorate yours however you wish.


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One Comment Add yours

  1. This honestly looks amazing 😍 Thank you for sharing the recipe!


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