Easiest Vanilla Cake (No eggs, No milk, No butter!)
The most EASY and delicious vanilla cake recipe, that is made with no eggs, no milk and no butter! Often called a Crazy Vanilla Cake/Wacky Cake/Depression cake, it's made with cheap pantry ingredients and takes just 30 minutes! One bowl, vegan, gluten free and dairy free.
Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line a square pan with parchment paper, leaving an inch over each side overhanging, for easy removal.
In a large mixing bowl, add your dry ingredients and mix well. Form three caves (depressions) in the dry mixture. In one, add the vinegar. In the second, add the vanilla extract, and in the final one, add the Oil. Pour the water over the top and using a whisk or wooden spoon, mix together, until fully combined.
Transfer your vanilla cake batter in the lined pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a skewer comes out just clean. Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. If desired, frost the cooled cake.
* You can use all white sugar, or part white/brown sugar. You can also use a sugar free substitute, as referred to in the body of the post. Avoid using all brown sugar (coconut sugar), as it will darken the cake and also have a slight molasses flavor. ** Any oil works- vegetable oil, sunflower oil, coconut oil, safflower oil, etc. If you love easy cake recipes, you'll love this cinnamon swirl bread and this cinnamon bun cake.