The strawberry cake is pure magic. One bite and it took us straight back to childhood memories of eating a bright pink cake at birthday parties. It is not only fresh and vibrant with a strawberry flavor, but also incredibly mellow and sweet, and every bite is like an explosion of flavor in the mouth. We are talking about rainbows and unicorns and happiness on a plate. Wow.

Plus, top with our vegan strawberry buttercream frosting (infused with real ripe strawberries), and you’ll be in pure bliss! The best part? It’s undetectably vegan and gluten-free, SO easy to make, and only 9 ingredients and 1 bowl required (we know, that’s borderline witchcraft). Let us show you how it’s done!

How to Make a Strawberry Cake

This gluten-free vegan strawberry cake relies on fresh strawberries to celebrate the harvest of the season and naturally infuse it with a strawberry flavor.

They are mixed into a puree and mixed with avocado oil for richness, organic cane sugar for sweetness and vanilla extract for a subtle vanilla flavor. Using another granulated sweetener such as coconut sugar can also work, but we find that cane sugar helps the cake retain a pretty color.

For the flours, we relied on our faithful gluten-free mixture of almond flour, potato starch and cornstarch. This combination is perfect for cakes and cupcakes because it gives a light and fluffy texture. Find it in our vanilla cakes, coffee cakes and vanilla cupcakes.

The remaining dry ingredients include baking powder for the sourdough and sea salt to enhance the flavor. Once mixed, it is ready for cooking!

Using two round cake tins will give you the prettiest two-layer cake, perfect for frothing with a batch of our vegan strawberry frosting.

Decorate it with more fresh strawberries for the most awesome and vibrant pink cake.

We hope you LIKE this strawberry cake! It is:

Soft
Light
Nostalgic
Comforting
& Vibrant with a strawberry flavor!

It is the perfect cake to bring to all your spring and summer gatherings. Bookmark this one for upcoming birthday parties, baby showers and beyond!

More Gluten-free Vegan Cake Recipes

  • 1 Bowl Of Gluten-free Vegan Vanilla Cake
  • 1 Bowl Of Gluten-free Vegan Chocolate Cake
  • Gluten-free Birthday Cake (Vegan)
  • 1 Bowl Of Gluten-free Vegan Carrot Cake

If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it and don’t forget to tag a photo #minimalistbaker on Instagram. Cheers, friends!

Vegan Strawberry Cake (GF)

Fluffy strawberry cake that is undetectably vegan and gluten-free! Infused with a vibrant strawberry flavor and perfectly sweet. Only 9 ingredients required!