Tropical Coconut Cake


Adapted from The 100 Best Vegan Baking Recipes by Kris Holecheck


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 small cans mandarin oranges, well drained and chopped
  • Coconut Glaze


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease and flour a 9-inch springform pan or a 9-inch cake pan and line it with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. In a small bowl, combine sugar and oil. Add milk, vanilla, and apple cider vinegar. Combine wet ingredients with dry vegan ingredients and fold in mandarin oranges until just mixed.

Spread batter into a prepared pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until the cake looks browned and springs back when you touch it and the toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely on rack and top with Coconut Glaze and shredded coconut. Store leftover cake covered at room temperature.

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