Layer cake is a popular teatime treat, made by sandwiching sponges with buttercream. Nostalgic Vegan Angel Cake (Domestic Gothess) has different flavoured layers (vanilla, raspberry, lemon). Use homemade food dyes (beetroot for pink and turmeric for yellow – just a pinch or you’ll make curry cake!
Use vegan butters with no palm oil. Use a reusable baking liner or unbleached parchment paper. Keep recipes away from pets, due to toxic ingredients.
Probably the best-known layer cake in England is Victoria Sponge, so-called as it was the favourite treat of Queen Victoria, at her summerhouse on Isle of Wight.
Blueberry Layer Cake (Namely Marly) is simple to make and bake. You can use fresh or frozen berries (or sub with other berries). The two sponges are baked, then sandwiched together for a seasonal treat.
This pretty Strawberry Cake (Rainbow Nourishments) is very simple to make with only a few ingredients. The ‘red’ colour is not from strawberries but from beetroot powder! It will still taste the same without it, but will be a less brighter pink.
show-off vegan layer cakes!
Vanilla Layer Cake with Raspberry Jam (Rainbow Plant Life) is sandwiched together with a delicious vegan buttercream. An offset spatula creates the pretty ‘waves’ on top of the cake.
Pink Dragon Layer Cake (Rainbow Nourishments) is not made with the tropical fruit itself, rather the powdered version. For a more local version, use beetroot powder. Or have fun and use matcha powder for a green layer cake!