Vegan Lavender Almond Cake


This lavender almond cake was an official entry in the So Delicious Dairy Free Recipe Contest!

Recipe By: Maiah Miller

Vegan Lavender Almond Cake Recipe

Vegan Lavender Almond Cake
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Serves: One 2-layer cake
  • 2 cups sugar (or 1-1/2 cups agave nectar)
  • 3 tablespoons dried lavender
  • 1 cup vegetable oil (if using agave, add only ½ cup oil)
  • 2 cups unsweetened dairy-free milk alternative
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups unbleached flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • powdered sugar (optional)
  • dairy-free margarine or coconut oil at room-temperature (optional)
  • sliced almonds, as a garnish (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. For optimal lavender flavor, food-process the sugar with the lavender and let it sit for awhile to absorb the flavor.
  3. Whisk the sugar and lavender (or agave and lavender), oil, milk alternative and extracts; beat well.
  4. Sift in dry ingredients; mix until combined.
  5. Fold in apple cider vinegar quickly, stirring no more than 7 times once added, pour into 2 greased 9"pans.
  6. Bake 35 minutes or just until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Optional: beat dairy-free margarine and sugar together, adding vanilla and So Delicious coconut milk until desired consistency is reached. Frost cooled cake and garnish with almonds and/or lavender blossoms.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


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  2. That is one stunning cake! The wheels are already turning so I can figure out a way to make a version I can eat. . . this is such a spectacular special-occasion cake!

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