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slice of vegan strawberry cake with vanilla buttercream frosting on a white plate

Vegan Strawberry Cake (made with freeze dried strawberries!)

Sam Cooks Kindness
makes 12 cupcakes or two 6" round cakes - This Vegan Cake is bursting with strawberry flavor and is so delicious! Top with some vegan buttercream for an amazing dessert or birthday treat!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert, Party Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings


  • blender or spice grinder
  • cupcake tin or two 6 inch round cake pans
  • whisk
  • mixing bowls
  • spatula or spoon


  • 1 ounce (28g) freeze dried strawberries about 1½ heaping cups
  • ¾+2tbsp cup unsweetened soy milk
  • tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Dry Ingredients

  • 1⅓ cup all purpose flour 160g
  • 3 tablespoons corn starch
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients

  • cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 drops natural red food coloring optional


  • Preheat oven to 350°F and blend the freeze dried strawberries in a spice grinder or a blender (bullet style works well.) Set to the side to let the powder settle before opening.
  • Prepare your vegan buttermilk by mixing soy milk and apple cider vinegar, stir and set to the side.
  • In a large mixing bowl add all dry ingredients, including the freeze dried strawberries, and whisk to combine well.
  • Add vegan buttermilk and remaining wet ingredients to the dry mixture and stir until all dry ingredients are just incorporated. Try not to over mix, a few small clumps are fine.

For 12 Cupcakes

  • Line cupcake tin with cupcake liners or lightly coat with non-stick spray. Divide batter, about ¼ cup batter per cupcake, to the pan and bake for 20-23 minutes.

For TWO 6" round cakes

  • Lightly coat cake pan with non-stick spray, cut a piece of parchment to fit the bottom of the pan. Pour batter into pan and bake for 24-26 minutes.
  • Allow cake to cool for 15 minutes before removing from the pan and let the cake cool completely before decorating or cutting.
Keyword Buttercream, cupcakes, Layer cake, Strawberry Cake