Simple Vanilla Cake (No Eggs - No Butter)

Simple Vegan Vanilla Cake

Simple Vegan Vanilla Cake

Try to have your oil at room temperature and aerate your flour before measuring. This was not an easy recipe to perfect so for a good result, do not make any changes. - Jenny Jones

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Makes: 8 servings

Simple Vegan Vanilla Cake


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup (less 2 Tablespoons) cool water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil (I use avocado oil)
  • 1 Tablespoon distilled white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease a 9-inch round cake pan.
  2. Place dry ingredients into a bowl and combine well, stirring or whisking until thoroughly blended.
  3. In a small bowl, combine water, oil, vinegar, and vanilla.
  4. Add liquids to flour mixture & gently stir until there are no lumps (about 30 seconds).
  5. Pour into pan and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Cool completely in the pan.

Too much sugar? I tried using less sugar but it did not turn out.
Use a different pan? I tried an 8-inch round pan and it did not turn out.
More: There's more on this recipe in my blog. Click here.

2 Comments on "Simple Vegan Vanilla Cake"



  2. Carolyn


    Can you substitute lemon juice instead of vinegar?

    Thank You

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