Vegan Key Lime Cake

Vegan Key Lime Cake Recipe

By Loving It Vegan

🔪Prep Time: 15 minutes

👩‍🍳Cook Time: 30 minutes


For the Key Lime Cake:

1 and 3/4 cups All Purpose Flour (220g)

1 cup White Granulated Sugar (200g)

1 tsp Baking Soda

1 tsp Baking Powder

1/2 tsp Salt

1/3 cup Key Lime Juice (80ml)

2/3 cup Soy Milk (160ml) or other non-dairy milk

1/3 cup Vegetable Oil (80ml)

1 Tbsp Distilled White Vinegar or Apple Cider Vinegar

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

1 tsp Green Food Coloring optional

For the Key Lime Frosting:

1/2 cup Vegan Butter (112g)

3 and 3/4 cups Powdered Sugar (450g)

1/2 tsp Green Food Coloring optional

2-3 Tbsp Key Lime Juice

For Decoration:

Lime Zest from 1 small lime


1Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Spray two 7 inch round cake pans* with non-stick spray and cut out circles of parchment paper for the bottoms of the pans.

2Sift the flour into a mixing bowl and add the sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt and mix together.

3Add lime juice, soy milk, oil, vinegar, vanilla extract and green food coloring (if using) and mix into a batter. Don't overmix.

4Divide the batter evenly between the two cake pans and place into the oven to bake for 25 minutes.

5Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center of one of the cakes. If the toothpick comes out clean, it's ready.

6Transfer the cakes from the cake pans to a wire cooling rack and allow to cool completely before frosting.

7Prepare your frosting by adding the vegan butter, powdered sugar, food coloring (if using) and 2 tablespoons of lime juice to the bowl of your stand mixer and beginning on low speed, gradually increase speed until your frosting is smooth and creamy. If it's too thick, add the remaining tablespoon of lime juice slowly until you reach the right consistency.

8Frost the cakes and decorate with lime zest.

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