Vegan Valentine Red Velvet Cake

March 6, 2015

Every year of my life, my mother or grandmother has made a red velvet cake for my birthday…however, the past few years since I’ve been vegan, its been the only thing missing from a wonderful birthday celebration.

My mother has opted for a vegan tres leches cake recipe, which I will post as well, but I have found a vegan red velvet cake recipe that is just perfect!  And just in time for you to make it for the one you love on Valentine’s Day!  You’ll be happy you did!

(Note – this recipe for a vegan red velvet cake is one of the most popular on this website, trust me you’ll love it!)


  • 2 Cups
    Soy milk
  • 2 Teaspoons
    White or apple cider vinegar
  • 2 1/2 Cups
  • 2 Cups
    Vegan sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons
    Cocoa powder
  • 1 Teaspoon
    Baking powder
  • 1 Teaspoon
    baking soda
  • 1 Teaspoon
  • 1/2 Cup
    Vegetable oil
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons
    Unsweetened apple sauce
  • 2 Ounces
    Red food coloring
  • 4 Teaspoons
    Vanilla extract


  1. First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease 2 round cake pans. Set aside. Then, in a small mixing bowl, mix the soy milk with the vinegar and allow to curdle. In a large mixing bowl, sift the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Once the soymilk has curdled, add the veg oil, food coloring, vanilla, and apple sauce to the milk and stir. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix with a hand mixer until there are no lumps and the batter color is blended thoroughly. Evenly distribute the cake batter into the 2 round baking pans and place them in the oven.

  2. Bake for 25 minutes, or until completely done. You can use a toothpick to test whether or not the cakes are finished. Once they are done, remove them from the oven and set aside to cool.

  3. I have a recipe on this site for cream cheese frosting, but if you'd like to use this one, its just as good, and it is the perfect amount for this particular cake!


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