Vegan Key Lime Cake

Vegan Key Lime Cake Recipe

By Loving It Vegan

🔪Prep Time: 15 mins

👩‍🍳Cook Time: 30 mins


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

1 cup (200g) White Granulated Sugar

1 tsp Baking Soda

1 tsp Baking Powder

1/2 tsp Salt

1/3 cup (80ml) Key Lime Juice* (see notes)

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

1/3 cup (80ml) Vegetable Oil

1 Tbsp White Vinegar (or Apple Cider Vinegar)

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

1 tsp Green Food Coloring (optional)

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

1/2 cup (112g) Vegan Butter or Margarine

3 Tbsp Key Lime Juice* (see notes)

1/2 tsp Green Food Coloring (optional)

Zest from 1 lime


1Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).

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

3Then squeeze the lime juice and add it to the mixing bowl along with the soy milk, vegetable oil, vinegar, vanilla extract and green food coloring (if using).

4Whisk it with a hand whisk until it’s well mixed and all the lumps are removed.

5Spray two 7 inch round cake pans (or three 6-inch round cake pans) with non-stick spray and cut out circles of parchment paper for the bottoms of the pans.

6Pour out the batter evenly between the two tins and place into the oven to bake for 25-30 minutes.

7Check if they are ready by inserting a toothpick into the center of the cakes. If the toothpick comes out clean, then your cake is ready.

8Transfer the cakes from the cake tins to a wire cooling rack and allow to cool completely before frosting.

9Prepare your frosting by adding all the frosting ingredients to an electric mixer and beginning on slow speed, gradually increase speed until your frosting is smooth and creamy.

10If your frosting is too thin, add more powdered sugar, if it’s too thick, add a little more lime juice. The consistency should be thick, but still spreadable.

11When your cakes are cooled, frost one layer and then add the other layer on top and frost the top and sides.

12Decorate with lime zest.

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