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Vegan Buttermilk Strawberry Cake - Easy

This Vegan Buttermilk Strawberry Cake is soon to be your newest baking obsession!  This easy-to-make cake is super yummy and beautiful and we dressed it up with some strawberries!  It couldn't be simpler to throw this dream farmhouse buttermilk cake together.  No mixer, no fuss!  
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: breakfast burrito, buttermilk, coffee cake, easy vegan dessert, snack cake, strawberry, vegan cake
Servings: 8 Slices


  • 3/4 cup home-made vegan buttermilk - ¾ cup unsweetened non-dairy milk + 1 teaspoon vinegar or lemon - let sit up to 5-15 minutes to sour
  • 1/3 cup oil of choice
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional: 2 teaspoons lemon zest from 1 large lemon
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup sugar of choice (can add up to 1 cup for sweeter and can also reduce to 2/3 cup for less sweet for other options.)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups strawberries fresh, chopped or sliced, no large chunks
  • Optional: Sprinkle some sugar for top before baking or can sift some powdered sugar after cooled to top of cake


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and lightly grease a an 8” inch cake pan or springform pan. Line bottom with parchment paper for best results.
  • Combine the non-dairy milk and vinegar. Mix together and let sit for 15 minutes.
  • Mix the baking powder, sugar and flour together in a bowl and whisk together to fluff up, set aside.
  • Whisk together all the wet ingredients: vegan buttermilk, applesauce, oil and vanilla extract in a bowl.
  • Take half the flour mixture and mix well with the wet ingredients. Once incorporated add the rest and mix well.
  • Fold in berries.
  • Pour the batter in a prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. IMPORTANT: Make sure the cake is not jiggly at all on top and the top looks done. If it doesn't look done, it isn't done. Should look for very lightly golden brown in center of cake for sure, as a tip for doneness.
  • Cool the cake and top with powdered sugar or dairy-free whipped cream


NOTE: Can also use 9" pan, check cake at 40 minutes and then set time for an extra 5 minutes repeatedly until done.