Vegan Molasses Cake

June 21, 2022
The first time I tried molasses cake, I was taken aback by the overwhelming flavor. Then it grew on me, and I found myself craving it months after switching to a vegan lifestyle. I became determined to find a recipe that could easily be “vegan-ized.”

This moist vegan cake blends the bold flavor of molasses with a delicious buttery crumb topping. Despite being a sugar, molasses has plenty of nutritional benefits, especially for vegans. Its calcium and iron content make it the perfect plant-based nutritional supplement. There are many ways to incorporate molasses into a healthy diet, including baked goods. It might not be the healthiest choice to eat cake every day, but it is important to note that this recipe is packed with nutrient-rich molasses.
vegan molasses cake on a white plate on a marble countertop

Vegan Molasses Cake

utensils YIELDS One 9-by-13-inch pan
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  • 4 cups Flour
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 pound Vegan butter
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 cup Blackstrap molasses
  • 2 teaspoons Baking soda
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1. Heat two cups of water on the stove or in the microwave until very hot (but not boiling).

2. Mix together flour, sugar, brown sugar, and vegan butter.

3. Remove 1 ½ cups of the mixture and set aside for the topping.

4. Add the hot water, molasses, and baking soda into the rest of the mixture.

5. Pour into a greased and floured 9 by 13 inch pan. Sprinkle the reserved crumb mixture on top and bake at 350°F for 35–45 minutes (until a toothpick comes out clean).

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