Vegan Strawberry Cake

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A slice of delicious Vegan Strawberry Cake
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Strawberries have a sweet yet fresh flavor. Paired with fluffy vegan strawberry cake, the strawberry flavor comes to life. Instead of puréeing the strawberries, we decided to cut them in half and place them in between layers of sweet frosting, so you get a strawberry in every bite. We added a tablespoon of strawberry extract to the vegan strawberry cake batter to intensify the strawberry flavor. Although you can use vanilla extract, the strawberry extract heightens the natural flavor of fresh strawberries. We hope you enjoy our spin on the Vegan Strawberry Cake.

Author: Sarah Leadon
Average: 5 (5 votes)
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins


Strawberry Cake
Buttercream Frosting


Strawberry Cake
Preheat oven to 350 °F.
Coat three 8-inch cake pans with non-stick cooking spray and line the bottom of each cake pan with parchment paper circles.
Overview of a cake pan lined with parchment paper
Set a sieve over a large bowl, add the all-purpose flour, and sift it into the bowl.
Flour being sifted over a bowl
Add the granulated sugar, baking soda, and salt, and whisk to combine.
Sideview of dry ingredients being mixed together using a whisk
Combine the apple sauce, vegetable oil, apple cider vinegar, and strawberry extract in a medium bowl.
Apple sauce and other cake ingredients being mixed with a spatula in a glass bowl
Add the applesauce mixture to the flour sugar mixture and stir to combine.
Apple sauce ingredients being mixed in a bowl with dry ingredients
Divide the strawberry cake batter between the cake pans.
Sideview of cake batter inside a cake pan
Bake the vegan strawberry cake in a preheated oven for 20 minutes until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.
Let the strawberry cakes cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely
Arial view of a strawberry cake cooling
Buttercream Frosting
Place the butter into a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and beat it for 1 minute. Next, add the vanilla extract and beat it for 30 seconds.
Cubes of butter inside a glass bowl
Add 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar to the butter and beat until combined. Next, add the coconut milk and beat it until combined. Add remaining 3 1/2 cups of powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time until the buttercream reaches your desired consistency.
Butter and powdered sugar being mixed using a hand held mixer
Combine the fresh strawberries and strawberry preserves in a medium bowl.
Fresh strawberries being mixed with strawberry preserves
Place one strawberry cake onto a cake stand. Add frosting and top with 1/3 of the strawberry mixture.
one layer of strawberry cake with icing an strawberries being added on top of it
Repeat the steps with the other layers of strawberry cake and frost the entire cake.
Sideview of a cake with a layer of frosting coating the outside
Finally, garnish the strawberry cake with the remaining strawberries.
Sideview of a completed strawberry cake on a cake stand, topped with fresh strawberries

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