This easy vegan vanilla cake is filled with a delicious homemade strawberry jam and topped with a layer of vegan whipped cream. It’s the perfect treat for a summer picnic with your friends and family. They’ll love it! Who doesn’t love strawberry and vanilla flavor together? This cake is beautiful, it’s yummy, it’s a winner!
Easy Vanilla Cake with Strawberry Jam [Vegan]
Ingredients You Need for Easy Vanilla Cake with Strawberry Jam [Vegan]
For the Sponge Cake Base:
- 2 cups all-purpose or cake flour
- 1 1/3 cups sugar
- 1 1/3 cups soy milk
- 1/2 cup sunflower oil
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
For the Strawberry Jam:
- 2 cups strawberries remove stem and chop in half
- 3 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1/2 cup agave syrup
- 2 tablespoons agar agar
For the Topping:
- 2 cups vegan whipped cream
- 1 cup strawberries
How to Prepare Easy Vanilla Cake with Strawberry Jam [Vegan]
For the Vanilla Cake:
- Preheat the oven to 360˚F. Then line a 7 inch round cake tins with a round piece of parchment paper.
- Sift the flour into a bowl.
- Add sugar, baking soda, and salt and whisk together.
- Add soy milk, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, and apple cider vinegar and fold in gently till the ingredients come together. Don't over mix.
- Pour the cake batter into the cake tin and bake for around 60 min at 360˚F. To check if cooked, insert a toothpick into the cake.
- If it comes out dry, the cake is ready. If wet, bake for longer.
- Let the cake cool completely before cutting it or layering it.
For the Strawberry Jam:
- Remove the stem from the strawberries, cut them in half, and place them in a blender.
- Add the chia seeds and the agave syrup.
- Blend for a few seconds.
- Pour the mix into a saucepan, bring to simmer, and cook on low heat for about 15 minutes.
- Let cool down; it will thicken up. If you want the jam thicker, we suggest adding 2 teaspoons of agar agar. Boil the agar agar in the jam for 1 minute while stirring.
- Let cool down to thicken.
For the Whipped Cream:
- You can either whip up some ready-made vegan whipping cream or whip together a can of very cold full-fat coconut cream with 1/4 cup of icing sugar.
- When the cake is cool, cut it in half with a serrated knife add the strawberry jam on top of one of the layers.
- Top with the other layer, and cover it entirely with the vegan whipped cream. Use a knife or a spatula to spread the whipped cream evenly around the cake.
- Decorate the top of the cake as you like. For example, we used some whole strawberries on top.
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