Do you just love a good vegan cake? Check out my vegan chocolate fudge cake, which is quite different to this red velvet cake but it's equally delicious! For another tasty red velvet recipe, see my vegan red velvet white chocolate cookies.
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This vegan red velvet cake recipe happened 'slightly' by accident. Whilst I was in the recipe development stage, I had my mind set on making an easy red velvet cookie dough and although you can certainly taste small bits of cookie dough within this cake, it is far more 'cakey' in texture.
That's how vegan baking works sometimes, and baking in general, really. Things often don't go to plan so you have to improvise. However, in the end I was thrilled with how this cake turned out and I highly recommend it to all of you. It is one of my favourite easy vegan recipes that I have shared.
Who wants a slice? I found this treat to be best served with dairy free single cream but feel free to try it with something like custard. If you make this simple vegan cake recipe, tag me @vegan_treats_blogger on Instagram. I love to see your amazing creations!
WHAT INGREDIENTS DO YOU NEED FOR THIS EASY VEGAN RED VELVET CAKE?
- Vegan Butter
- Brown Sugar
- Flax Eggs
- Maple Syrup
- Vanilla Extract
- Vegan Red Food Colouring
- All Purpose Flour
- Baking Soda
- Cocoa Powder
- Dairy Free Chocolate Chips
HOW TO MAKE THIS VEGAN RED VELVET CAKE
(Full instructions are on the recipe card below).
TIPS FOR MAKING THESE DELICIOUS VEGAN CAKES
USE FLAX EGGS AS YOUR VEGAN EGG REPLACER
One flax egg is the made from a tablespoon of ground flaxseed meal and three tablespoons of water. They have similar effects to egg whites which makes them perfect for vegan baking.
BUY PROPER FOOD COLOURING
I don't advise using the liquified food colouring that you find in an average supermarket. I used Progel concentrated food colouring. The red one has a defined red colour and happens to be vegan. It's a professional product.
USE AN 8X8 INCH BAKING TIN
I found these dimensions to be perfect and it create slices of a nice size.
WHAT IS RED VELVET?
Red velvet is a flavour of cake which is traditionally made from cocoa powder, buttermilk, vinegar, flour and red food colouring. As my own version is vegan is omits the buttermilk and I have also made a couple of other replacements.
WHY I LOVE THIS VEGAN RED VELVET CAKE RECIPE
I love the texture of this cake so much. Many of the other vegan cakes that I have shared on the blog have had a much fluffier texture than this red velvet cake which is slightly dense. Like I have previously said, this was completely accidental but wow, I loved it!
Sometimes when i'm having a cup of tea or a coffee, I prefer my cake to be a little denser but maybe that is just me!
Have you tried these vegan raspberry & coconut slices yet? They're so good!
WHY YOU SHOULD MAKE THIS RECIPE
- It tastes so good. Considering how easy it is to make this vegan red velvet cake recipe, it tastes really really good! I hope you can all try it!
- Easy to obtain ingredients. Although the ingredients list is fairly long, all the ingredients are easy to get hold of. Even my recommended red food colouring is available on Amazon in many countries. There's nothing worse than having an ingredients list with a bunch of items that you've never heard of.
HELPFUL TOOLS FOR MAKING THIS VEGAN RED VELVET CAKE
- 8x8 Inch Baking tin
- Medium-sized Bowl
RECIPE VARIATIONS & SUBSITUTIONS
- Use dairy free white chocolate chips instead. This recipe calls for ordinary chocolate chips but sometimes using white chocolate chips is equally as yummy! Feel free to add some of both.
- Add more cocoa powder. This is if you want it to taste a little chocolatier. (Add to taste).
Red velvet cake is traditionally a crimson-coloured chocolate cake and they often contain a layer of cream cheese.
Traditional red velvet cake is made with cocoa powder, vinegar and buttermilk. My vegan variation uses flax eggs as a substitute for the non-vegan ingredients.
HOW TO STORE
Store for up to 5 days in an airtight container at room temperature.
The Best Ever Vegan Red Velvet Cake Slices
- 200 g Vegan butter softened
- 100 g Brown sugar
- 3 Flax eggs 1 flax egg = 1 Tbsp flaxseed meal mixed in 3 Tbsp water
- 4 Tablespoons Maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon Vegan red food colouring see notes
- 250 g All purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 20 g Cocoa Powder
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 180 g Dairy free chocolate chips add an extra 20g on top if you wish
- Preheat your oven to 160C (fan).
- Line an 8x8 inch baking tin with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Add your vegan butter and sugar to a medium bowl and whisk until until creamy.
- Mix in the flax eggs, maple syrup, vanilla and red food colouring.
- Next, fold in the flour, baking soda, cocoa, salt and chocolate chips.
- Press your red velvet mixture into your lined tin.
- Bake for 23 minutes or until it has a crisp look on top.
- Leave it to cool fully in the tin then enjoy.
- I don't advise using the liquified food colouring that you find in an average supermarket. I used Progel concentrated food colouring.
- Store for up to 5 days in an airtight container at room temperature.