Vegan Lavender Almond Cake


This vegan lavender almond cake recipe was an official entry in one of our So Delicious Dairy Free Recipe Contests! It was created and shared with us by Maiah Miller.

Vegan Lavender Almond Cake Recipe

Special Diet Notes: Vegan Lavender Almond Cake

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian.

Vegan Lavender Almond Cake
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Maiah's original recipe included some general instructions for making the frosting. We've added a link to a more specific buttercream for your ease.
Serves: One 2-layer cake
  1. Preheat your oven to 350ºF and grease 2 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. For optimal lavender flavor, food-process the sugar with the lavender and let it sit for a while to absorb the flavor.
  3. Add the sugar and lavender (or agave and lavender), oil, milk beverage and extracts to a large mixing bowl. Beat with a hand mixer until well combined.
  4. Sift in the flour, baking soda, and salt and stir until combined.
  5. Briskly fold in apple cider vinegar, stirring the batter no more than 7 times.
  6. Pour the batter into your prepared cake pans.
  7. Bake for 35 minutes or just until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  8. Let the cake cool for 10 minutes in the pans before carefully removing them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Once completely cool, you can frost the layers and optionally garnish with dried lavender and sliced almonds.

Special Diet Notes: Vegan Lavender Almond Cake

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food 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, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. I made this cake and it was sooo delicious! Thank you!!

    The only modification I made is that I added pure lavender extract (1/8 teaspoon) instead of the lavender petals. I also added a little extra almond and vanilla extract for balance

    Thank you!! <3

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  4. 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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