This Vegan Toffee and Pecan Cake Is So Simple to Make

This Vegan Toffee and Pecan Cake Is So Simple to Make

This cake is seriously one of the easiest cakes you’ll ever make. It is super soft, light, tender, and has a wonderful toffee flavor thanks to coconut sugar and a touch of molasses. Please use a scale for accuracy, especially for cakes.

NOTE: Whole-wheat pastry flour is not the same as whole-wheat flour, which would make the cake too tough. The only fat in this cake is from the “lite” coconut milk, so it’s vital not to sub it since it provides incredible moisture. Other milk will not be creamy enough and will not lend a light result. It’s best to avoid full-fat coconut milk, too—it is way too thick and does not provide enough liquid for the batter, which will make the cake too dense. For a nut-free version, you can simply omit the pecans.


Thankfully for the hordes of dessert lovers out there, this recipe isn’t the only that that will make a brilliant and oh-so-indulgent cake. Although, this one is one of our favorites!

For a healthier cake, try this raw vegan chocolate hazelnut cheesecake. It’s decadent and rich yet also lighter than the average, flour-filled cake. And, for non-chocoholics, try a raw coconut matcha cheesecake. It’s very creamy.

Something more in-tune with the stereotypical cake but also with a unique, lighter spin, try vegan vanilla sponge cake with dairy-free tofu frosting and blueberries. We recommend making it in the morning so your kitchen can smell delightfully aromatic throughout the day!

We get it. Lighter, healthier cakes aren’t for everyone. Sometimes, we’re all about the peanut butter life. And, we’ve got the perfect cake for those days. We all have those days. Vegan peanut butter banana cake with dairy-free frosting swirl will comfort you with every bite.

To really, really go that extra mile on that decadence, vegan and gluten-free truffle cake with raw cacao will blow your mind. It tastes like it’s fresh out of a chef’s kitchen.

Excerpted from The Vegan 8 by Brandi Doming. Copyright © 2018 Oxmoor House. Reprinted with permission from TI Inc. Books, a division of Meredith Corporation. New York, NY. All rights reserved.