Desserts, Recipes

Classic Vanilla Birthday Cake

IT’S DEVIN’S BIRTHDAY!!! Okay, well not really but it’s almost her birthday. Wish her a happy birthday if you are around our social on April 18th, be sure to wish her a good year!

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Of course we had to bake a cake. That’s what you do on birthdays right? Bake cakes. Even if it’s not we don’t care. We only care about cake.

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Cake is one of those universally liked things isn’t it? I mean who doesn’t like a good old fashioned vanilla birthday cake? We certainly don’t know anybody.

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This cake is the perfect amount of sweet and great for any occasion. It doesn’t have to be for a birthday. Heck any old Sunday would work really. Go ahead have cake for no reason; you deserve it.

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Classic Vanilla Birthday Cake


  • 1 flax egg
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter
  • 1/2 cup cane sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup non-dairy milk
  • Coconut Buttercream Icing: 1 can coconut milk (in the fridge overnight in order for it to separate), 1 tbsp vegan butter, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tsp almond milk and 3 cups icing sugar.


  1. Preheat your oven to 350F.
  2. In a small bowl create you flax egg by combining 1 heaping tbsp of ground flaxseed and 3 tablespoons of water. Set aside to thicken.
  3. In a mixer add your flour and baking powder and mix.
  4. Add vegan butter to your mixer on medium speed 1 tablespoon at a time. Beat until you get a crumb-like consistency.
  5. Add the sugar to your mixture a little bit at a time. The crumbs should be smaller now.
  6. Next add your flax egg and vanilla. Beat until combined. The mix should start to cling together now.
  7. Add your milk and beat until you get a smooth cake batter.
  8. Generously grease an 8″ round cake pan and pour your cake batter into it. Be sure to smooth it out with a spatula.
  9. Bake in your preheated over for 22-25 minutes. Be sure to watch it constantly, but to avoid opening the oven throughout baking.
  10. These amounts make enough for one layer, if you want multiple layers repeat steps 2 through 9 as for as many layers as you want. We made a three layer cake.
  11. While the cakes are baking you can prepare your icing by; adding your coconut cream (be sure to only add the cream, we do not want the liquid – pro tip: the liquid can be saved and used in smoothies!), butter and vanilla until combined. Then add almond milk and slowly add your icing sugar and whip on medium speed. It may take quite a while, so be patient. You also may not need as much icing sugar, keep adding until you get your desired consistency.
  12. Pro tip: The icing makes enough to lightly cover a three layer cake!
  13. Be sure that each cake layer cools completely before you aply your icing. If it doesn’t your icing will melt off!
  14. Decorate to your liking and serve, we decorated ours with fresh berries.