Vegan Spice Cake

An old-fashioned favorite, this spice cake will conjure warm, comfy feelings and memories of Grandma’s kitchen.

Serves: 12Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 2 hours 15 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 12


  • 1⁄2 cup soy milk
  • 2 tsp. vinegar
  • 1 cup softened vegan margarine, divided
  • 3⁄4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3⁄4 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
  • Egg replacement equal to 4 eggs
  • 1⁄2 cup vegan sour cream
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract, divided
  • 2 1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1⁄2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1⁄2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 8 oz. vegan cream cheese
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar


  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • Combine soy milk and vinegar in a small bowl, whisking to blend. Set aside for 10 minutes to thicken. In a large bowl, cream 3⁄4 cup margarine, granulated sugar, brown sugar, egg replacement, sour cream, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract on low speed until blended.
  • In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, 1 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves together. Gradually add to wet ingredients, one third at a time, beating on low speed for 30 seconds each time, or until well incorporated. Increase speed to medium and beat for 1 1⁄2 minutes.
  • Divide batter between 2 greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the cakes.
  • To make cream cheese icing, add cream cheese and remaining 1⁄4 cup margarine to a large bowl. Beat together on medium speed until blended. Add remaining 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and confectioners' sugar and continue to beat until smooth.
  • Cool cake 10 to 15 minutes in the pans. Run a knife around the edges to loosen and remove from pans. Cool completely. Place one cake on the serving platter and spread 1 cup of Cream Cheeze Frosting over the top. Place the second cake on top and frost with the remaining frosting. Lightly sprinkle remaining cinnamon on top of iced cake.