How to Make a Vegan Birthday Cake

By LeafTV Editor

How to Make a Vegan Birthday Cake. Vegans choose not to use animal by-products or dairy products. The popularity of the vegan lifestyle is changing how fine dining, grocers and fast food restaurants choose selections for their menus. If you have a friends who are vegans, you can bake vegan cakes for their birthdays. Here's the recipe.

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Step 1

Find a recipe for a cake of your choice complete with frosting, glaze or whipped topping.

Step 2

Review the ingredients and identify any dairy products or items that contain animal fat.

Step 3

Replace all dairy with soy, rice, nut or potato milk. If a recipe calls for buttermilk, substitute soured soy or rice milk. For each cup of buttermilk, use 1 cup of soy milk and add 1 tablespoon of vinegar.

Step 4

Exchange the number of eggs with an egg substitute equal to recipe's measurements. Additional substitutes for eggs are 1/4 cup or 2 ounces of tofu, 1 small mashed banana or 1/4 cup applesauce per egg.

Step 5

Instead of using butter, shortening or oils made from animal fats, use soy margarine. Vegetable oil and non-stick spray are acceptable in vegan recipes.

Step 6

List all ingredient substitutes and shop for your items at a health food or Kosher store. Check with your local grocer as many supermarkets carry vegan products.

Step 7

Follow the changes in the recipe and bake your vegan birthday cake.