Yellow Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

An easy last-minute birthday option, this vegan yellow cake with chocolate buttercream frosting is worth a try!


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Yellow Cake with Vegan Chocolate Buttercream Frosting and Sprinkles




  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 t baking powder
  • ½  t baking soda
  • ½  t salt
  • ¾ cup + 2 T plant milk
  • ½  T white vinegar
  • 1 ½  t vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup cane sugar


  • 1 stick vegan butter (room temp)
  • 2 ½  cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 T plant milk


  1. To make the cake, preheat your oven to 350F and grease/line an 8 in or 9 in square baking pan. 
  2. Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the plant milk, vinegar, vanilla, oil, and sugar. Add wet ingredients to dry, then mix until everything is well incorporated (little lumps are ok). 
  3. Pour batter into your square pan & bake for 25-30 min, or until golden at edges and a toothpick inserted into the middle emerges clean.
  4. To make the frosting, add the butter, cocoa, powdered sugar, and plant milk to a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat the frosting till light, smooth and creamy (~3-4 min).
  5. Spread the frosting over the cake. Add sprinkles if you like. Slice and serve!


Find more of Gena’s recipes on @thefullhelping.



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