Red Velvet Cake with Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting


Red Velvet Cake with Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting

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    We love this red velvet cake recipe because it's extra moist and has vegan cream cheese frosting—yum! Celebrate Juneteenth, or any other special occasion, with this cake.  

    Watch this recipe come together on an episode of Vegan and Veggie Ventures on while sipping your Celebration Strawberry Spritzer.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 12
    Red Velvet Cake
    Hy-Vee all-purpose flour, for dusting
    1 (16.5-oz.) pkg. Hy-Vee Extra Moist red velvet deluxe cake mix
    ⅓ c. Hy-Vee vegetable oil
    ¾ c. water
    ¾ c. Hy-Vee unsweetened applesauce
    Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting
    ½ c. vegan butter, softened
    1 (8-oz.) container vegan cream cheese, softened
    4 c. vegan powdered sugar
    1 tsp. Hy-Vee vanilla extract

    Things To Grab

    • 2 (8-inch) round cake pans
    • Large bowl
    • Mixer
    • Wire cooling rack
    • Cake platter


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray and flour 2 (8-inch) round cake pans; set aside. Place cake mix, oil, water, and applesauce in a large bowl. Beat on low speed until combined. Beat at high speed 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth. Divide batter evenly between prepared cake pans. 

    2. Bake 26 to 31 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Remove cake from oven and cool 10 to 20 minutes on a wire cooling rack. Remove cake from pan and cool completely. 

    3. Meanwhile, prepare Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting: Beat cream cheese and butter together until light and creamy. Slowly beat in powdered sugar and vanilla; do not overbeat. Frosting will be thick. 

    4. Place cooled cake on a platter. Top with 1/3 of frosting. Layer remaining cake on top. Cover evenly with remaining frosting. If desired, sprinkle with red velvet cake crumbs. Store frosted cake in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. 

    Nutrition facts


    520 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 27g
    • Cholesterol: 0mg
    • Sodium: 310mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 73g
    • Protein: 1g

    Daily Values

    Iron 6%
    Calcium 4%
    Vitamin D 0%
    Potassium 2%

    Recipe Source:, Vegan and Veggie Ventures, Juneteenth Traditions Episode