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Vegan Funfetti Cake

Vegan Funfetti Cake

This Vegan Funfetti Cake is completely eggless but bakes up soft and moist. It makes the best egg and dairy free vegan birthday cake recipe for anyone! And I cover where to get my favorite vegan sprinkles.

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This Vegan Funfetti Cake is soft, full of sprinkles and vanilla flavor. This is the PERFECT cake for any celebration, but personally I think the sprinkles scream vegan birthday cake. This cake is super easy to make, right in one bowl with basic ingredients.

egg free and dairy free funfetti cake on a white board
This cake is so fun. Perfect for any celebration!

Ingredients for Making Vegan Cake

Some of you may be really surprised at how basic the ingredients in this egg and dairy free cake recipe are. Vegan cakes use pretty much the same ingredients as regular cake. The only recipe difference is that this funfetti cake is eggless.

Here is the ingredient breakdown of what I use to make a fluffy and moist Vegan Funfetti Cake.

All Purpose Flour: This is pretty self explanatory– without flour there would be no cake! My favorite brand is King Arthur.

close up of vegan funfetti cake that is covered in sprinkles
Its simple to make, using really basic ingredients.

Leavener: I like to use a combination of baking powder and baking soda for an even and higher rise.

Granulated Sugar: Sugar is crucial in baked goods. Not only does it add sweetness, but it provides structure and promotes browning!

Non Dairy Milk: This adds moisture and helps the vegan funfetti cake stay moist. My top pick for all baking is So Delicious Coconut Milk

Lemon Juice or Vinegar: Baking soda needs an acidic element to activate. So, while you wont be able to taste the lemon or vinegar, its a crucial ingredient to produce a tender and fluffy cake!

Canola Oil: This can be substituted with any neutral vegetable oil like grape seed oil or a vegetable oil blend. Using oil instead of a butter substitute lets this cake rise higher and stay softer.

Vanilla: This egg and dairy free cake gets its flavor from a BIG hit of vanilla. Vanilla adds warmth and richness.

Sprinkles: This wouldn’t be a Vegan Funfetti Cake without sprinkles!

Inside shot of a vegan birthday cake
And bakes up so light and fluffy.

Are Sprinkles Vegan?

Speaking of sprinkles, not all sprinkles are vegan! Most brands make a few vegan varieties, though. But typically rainbow sprinkles are NOT vegan. This can be because of a couple of reasons:

First, more red food coloring is red 40. And red 40 is a food coloring derived from beetles.

Second, is most sprinkles are glazed with “confectioners glaze”. Confectioners glaze CAN be vegan, but also can be another bug byproduct. So, if the company doesn’t specify that the sprinkles are vegan, you may need to contact the company to see in their confectioners gaze is vegan.

Thats why I love Fancy Sprinkles so much. They have a whole page that will show you only their certified vegan products so you have to do no guesswork or investigative work. For this Vegan Funfetti Cake recipe I used Fancy’s Vegan Rainbow Sprinkles and they’re absolutely gorgeous.

Another note about sprinkles: Don’t use all natural sprinkles for this recipe. Natural food colorings oxidize when exposed to heat, so they will all turn yellow or green/brown when baked!

fork in a slice of egg free and dairy free vegan funfetti cake
I mean, look at that texture!

Looking for Vegan Frostings?

Vanilla Frosting

Chocolate Buttercream

Brown Sugar Buttercream

Vegan Ermine Frosting

Make this Vegan Funfetti cake for your next birthday celebration! Its soft, moist, fun and DELICIOUS. Its sure to please vegans and non vegans, alike.

Inside shot of a vegan birthday cake

Vegan Funfetti Cake

Megan Calipari
This Vegan Funfetti Cake is completely eggless but bakes up soft and moist. It makes the best egg and dairy free vegan birthday cake recipe for anyone! And I cover where to get my favorite vegan sprinkles.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Servings

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Spatula
  • Cake Pans

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 14 Tbsp Coconut Milk This is 3/4 Cup + 2 Tbsp
  • 6 Tbsp Canola Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp Lemon Juice or Vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup Rainbow Sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • First prepare your cake pans. Use either 3 6" pans or 2 8" pans. Cut parchment circles to the bottom of the pans. Grease the pans and place the parchment circles at the bottom of each pan.
  • Preheat oven to 375* F.
  • In a mixing bowl combine sugar, oil, milk, lemon or vinegar and vanilla. Whisk well.
  • Fit a sifter on top of the bow with the wet ingredients careful not to allow the sifter to touch the wet ingredients.
  • Into the sifter, add flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Sift the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Whisk until just combined. Then, add sprinkles and whisk once more to distribute.
  • Divide batter between the cake pans- into either 3 6" cake layers or 2 8" cake layers.
  • Bake in a 375* oven for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool completely before decorating.
Keyword birthday cake, cake, funfetti, funfetti cake


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