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What is your best vegan pound cake recipe (any flavor)?

This vegan pound cake is light and fluffy— the perfect treat! And it’s simple to create with just six ingredients.

vegan pound cake topped with powdered sugar


This pound cake tastes just like the traditional pound cake that we all know and love, but it’s completely dairy-free and egg-free. This vegan cake recipe has rapidly become one of my favorites.

This cake, dusted with powdered sugar, is an excellent morning treat or a simple dinner party dessert.

This vegan pound cake recipe is:

  • vegan
  • vegetarian
  • dairy-free
  • egg-free
  • oil-free
  • Easy to prep in just 15 minutes!

And it’s simple to make with just six basic ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. Yum!

If you like vegan baking, be sure to get a copy of my book. free vegan baking cheat sheet when you’re still here. It’s packed with all my favorite plant-based substitutions to help you vegan-ize any recipe!

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How to Make Vegan Pound Cake

  1. Mix apple cider vinegar with soy milk.
  2. Softened vegan butter and brown sugar should be combined in a mixing bowl.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together flour and baking powder. Combine the wet ingredients.
  4. Whisk until the batter is smooth.
  5. Pour into a loaf pan and bake for 60 minutes.
  6. Cool, and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Continue down for the complete recipe, including measurements and step-by-step directions.

Tips & Tricks

vegan pound cake in a loaf pan

Fold, Don’t Beat

You may softly mix the ingredients together, but avoid beating them. To make sure that the cake comes out fluffy, fold in the ingredients gently until they are fully combined.

Keeping it Fresh

This vegan pound cake keeps for up to 5 days at room temperature. To keep it moist, wrap it in saran wrap or store it in a closed container.


vegan pound cake on a cutting board

Add Icing

This pound cake is tasty sprinkled with powdered sugar , but you can also top it with an icing or glaze.

To make a simple vegan glaze , combine 1 cup confectioners’ sugar and 1 tablespoon dairy-free milk in a mixing bowl. You might also add a drop or two of flavor extract, such as lemon or orange.

You could even try the pineapple glaze from this Pineapple Coconut Cake or the lemon glaze from this Blueberry Lemon Yogurt Cake.

Make sure the pound cake is totally cold before putting the glaze on top.

Serve With Fruit & Cream

This cake tastes great on its own, but you can also serve it with fresh fruit and dairy-free whipped cream. That is also how I serve my vegan cheesecake!

FAQs About Vegan Pound Cake

vegan pound cake slices piled on a cutting board

Why is my vegan cake so dense?

If you use too much flour, the cake will be overly thick. You should also ensure that the batter retains as much air as possible. There are many approaches you may take.

In general, sieving your flour will make your pound cake fluffier.

Additionally, prepare your pans before you begin making the cake. This will decrease the amount of the time that the batter sits and loses air.

You should also refrain from using an electric beater. Instead, fold in your ingredients.

Are Bundt cake and pound cake the same thing?

Not exactly. Nevertheless, for some reason, I am asked that question often. A bundt cake is a circular cake with a central hole. So it’s all about the cake’s form. You can pour any type of cake batter into a bundt pan—including pound cake.

Pound cake is a rich, moist cake that may be prepared in any form, including Bundt.

sliced vegan pound cake on a cutting board

How long should you beat a pound cake?

If you really must use an electric mixer, then mix the ingredients on medium-high to high for 3–7 minutes. But, while combining the liquid and dry components, use low to medium-low heat.

If you want a fluffier pound cake, fold in the ingredients instead of using an electric mixer.

What is the best flour to use for pound cake?

All-purpose flour or cake flour may be used. Using cake flour will make your pound cake slightly softer and a bit less dense.

Can you overbeat a pound cake?

If you overbeat the eggs or the butter and sugar, the cake will rise and overflow in the oven. To avoid this, don’t use your electric mixer on high.

Overbeating the eggs might result in a brittle crust, so be careful not to overbeat the pound cake.

More Vegan Cake Recipes

If you like this vegan pound cake, you should try these other vegan cake recipes:

  • Vegan Vanilla Cake
  • Vegan Chocolate Cake
  • Vegan Red Velvet Cake
  • Vegan Carrot Cake

And don’t forget to grab a copy of my  free vegan cheat sheet too! It’s packed with my favorite easy substitutions to help you make just about any recipe vegan!


vegan pound cake recipe

Vegan Pound Cake

This vegan pound cake is light and fluffy— the perfect treat! And it’s simple to create with just six ingredients.

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: vegan

Keywords: vegan pound cake recipe, pound cake recipe, vegan pound cake, vegan pound cake recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Calories: 328kcal


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius / 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan.
  • Set aside the apple cider vinegar and soy milk in a small bowl.mixing soy milk and apple cider vinegar
  • In a small mixing dish, combine the vegan butter and brown sugar.whisking vegan butter and brown sugar together
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the flour and baking powder. Combine everything.
  • Combine the dry ingredients with the butter mixture and soy milk mixture. Fold until you have a smooth batter.mixing vegan pound cake batter
  • Spoon the batter into the loaf pan. Bake for 60 minutes in a preheated oven. It’s ready when a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.pound cake batter in a loaf pan
  • Let pound cake cool down before removing from the loaf pan. Before serving, dust the cake with powdered sugar.vegan pound cake


Store for up to 5 days

Nutrition (Estimated)

328kcal (Kilocalories) 53g carbohydrate 4g protein Fat: 12g 2g Saturated Fat Sodium content: 111mg Potassium: 301mg 1g fiber 28g of sugar Vitamin A: 116IU 2mg vitamin C 150 milligrams calcium 2 milligrams of iron