Gluten Free Vegan Red Velvet Cake

Healthy Recipes - This healthy dessert Gluten-Free Vegan Red Velvet Cake is so much healthier than the traditional version, but every bit as delicious.

You’ll Need:

For the cake:

  • 200 ml (4/5 cup) unsweetened almond milk (or any other plant-based milk)
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (ensure gluten-free if necessary)
  • 60 g (1/4 cup) coconut oil (or sub olive or vegetable oil)
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar (ensure gluten-free if necessary)
  • 8 tablespoons maple syrup (or sub any other sweetener_
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 150 g (1 1/4 cup) ground almonds* (almond meal)
  • 150 g (1 1/4 cup) gluten-free flour blend (or sub plain flour if not gluten-free)
  • 2 heaped teaspoons baking power (ensure gluten-free if necessary)
  • 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • Optional: 3 teaspoons beetroot powder adds red colour but not completely necessary for the recipe to work

For the frosting:

  • 400 g (14oz) tin of full-fat coconut milk**
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (or sub any other sweetener)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


For the cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit)
  2. Measure out the milk and, leaving it in the measuring container, add the tablespoon of vinegar and stir - leave to sit for around 10 minutes, while you make the rest of the cake
  3. Place the coconut oil in a large bowl and melt over a saucepan of boiling water or in the microwave (skip this step if using any other oil)
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