This vegan gingerbread cake is ideal for the vacations! Flavored with molasses, ginger and spices, it is completely scrumptious and tremendous straightforward to make. Better of all, it may be made in one bowl with no electrical mixer!

Slice of Vegan Gingerbread Cake topped with whipped cream, sugared cranberries and powdered sugar.

Gingerbread wasn’t my favourite taste once I was rising up, however lately it is grown on me, large time! Possibly it is my vegan gingerbread cookies that have gotten me hooked on it, however these days I am completely loving the candy combination of ginger and molasses that all of us affiliate with the vacations.

This vegan gingerbread cake was particularly scrumptious, and it makes the home scent magical whereas it is baking. I’ve already despatched a batch to work with my husband and all his (non-vegan) coworkers (the perfect taste-testers) raved about it.

The recipe is tailored from my vegan spice cake, so in the event you beloved that one, positively give this a strive. I do know it is going to change into a brand new vacation custom in my home.

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Elements You may Want

  • Flour. We’re utilizing all-purpose wheat flour. That is all I’ve examined the recipe with, so I can not say how the recipe will end up with every other varieties.
  • Sugar. Be certain to make use of natural sugar with a view to maintain the recipe vegan. Coconut sugar will even work simply superb!
  • Baking powder.
  • Baking soda.
  • Spices. We’re utilizing floor ginger, cinnamon, and cloves.
  • Salt.
  • Scorching water. It does not should be boiling — simply sizzling sufficient to totally dissolve the molasses.
  • Molasses. Be certain to make use of unsulfured molasses, resembling Grandma’s model or Brer Rabbit Delicate Taste Molasses. Different varieties like blackstrap have a distinction chemical make-up, to allow them to’t typically be substituted for normal previous sulfured molasses in recipes for baked items.
  • Vegetable oil. Be at liberty to make use of your favourite oil for baking. Corn oil, canola oil and coconut oil will all work superb!
  • Vanilla extract.
  • Apple cider vinegar. See my information to apple cider vinegar substitutes if you do not have this available.

How It is Made

The next is an in depth picture tutorial on the way to make this dish. Scroll all the way in which down if you would like to skip proper to the recipe!

  • Whisk your dry substances collectively in a big bowl: flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and salt.

Dry ingredients for cake in a mixing bowl with whisk.

  • In a separate container, resembling a big liquid measuring cup, mix the moist substances. First, stir the molasses and sizzling water collectively till the molasses utterly dissolves, then stir within the oil, vanilla, and apple cider vinegar.

Hot water, oil and molasses in a liquid measuring cup.

  • Pour the liquid combination into the bowl with the dry substances and use a big spoon to stir every little thing up simply till mixed. Get a lot of the lumps out, however with a view to give your cake the perfect texture you will need to keep away from overmixing the batter.

Hand stirring Vegan Gingerbread Cake batter in a bowl.

  • Pour the batter right into a calmly oiled 9 x 13 inch baking pan.
  • Pop the pan into the oven and bake it till a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clear.

Vegan Gingerbread Cake batter in a baking pan.

  • Let your vegan gingerbread cake cool on a cooling rack earlier than slicing and serving it.

Slice of Vegan Gingerbread Cake on a dish with whipped cream, rosemary and cranberries, with coffee cup in the background.

Serving Concepts

  • I topped my cake with some vegan whipped cream (Reddi-Wip model), powdered sugar, and sugared cranberries within the photographs.
  • Gingerbread cake is scrumptious with a scoop of vegan vanilla ice cream. So Scrumptious cashew-based ice cream is my favourite.
  • If you would like to frost your cake, my vegan vanilla buttercream frosting could be good. My vegan chocolate buttercream frosting is a little bit of a much less typical selection, however I nonetheless suppose it might be scrumptious.

Leftovers & Storage

Leftover vegan gingerbread cake will maintain in an hermetic container at room temperature for two to three days or within the fridge for about 3 to five days. It will maintain a giant longer frosted than unfrosted.

You too can retailer your cake in a sealed container within the freezer for about 3 months.

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Slice of Vegan Gingerbread Cake on a plate with whipped cream and sugared cranberries.

Straightforward Vegan Gingerbread Cake

This vegan gingerbread cake is ideal for the vacations! Flavored with molasses, ginger and spices, it is completely scrumptious and tremendous straightforward. Better of all, it may be made in a single bowl with no electrical mixer!


  • 3
    all-purpose flour
  • ½
    natural granulated sugar
  • 2
    baking powder
  • 1
    baking soda
  • 2
    floor ginger
  • 1
    floor cinnamon
  • ½
    floor cloves
  • ½
  • 1
    sizzling water
  • 1
    unsulfured molasses
  • ½
    vegetable oil
  • 1
    vanilla extract
  • 1
    apple cider vinegar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and calmly oil the underside and sides of a 9 x 13 inch rectangular baking pan.

  2. In a big mixing bowl whisk collectively the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and salt.

  3. In a separate container resembling a big liquid measuring cup, stir collectively the recent water and molasses till the molasses is absolutely dissolved. Stir within the oil, vanilla, and apple cider vinegar.

  4. Pour the molasses combination into the bowl with the flour combination and stir simply till mixed.

  5. Pour the batter into the ready baking pan.

  6. Bake the cake till a toothpick inserted within the heart comes out clear of batter, about half-hour.

  7. Place the cake pan on a wire rack and permit the cake to chill earlier than slicing and serving.

Vitamin Info

Straightforward Vegan Gingerbread Cake

Quantity Per Serving (1 slice (1/12 of recipe))

Energy 308
Energy from Fats 86

% Day by day Worth*

Fats 9.5g15%

Saturated Fats 1.8g9%

Sodium 213mg9%

Potassium 524mg15%

Carbohydrates 53.5g18%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 23.6g26%

Protein 3.3g7%

Calcium 100mg10%

Iron 3mg17%

* P.c Day by day Values are primarily based on a 2000 calorie food plan.

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