Elegant Red Velvet Marble Cake with Creamy Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting

Elegant Red Velvet Marble Cake with Creamy Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting

This Red Velvet Marble Cake is a visually stunning and deliciously moist treat, perfect for anyone looking for dairy-free and egg-free options. The cake features gorgeous swirls of vibrant red velvet and subtle vanilla, all topped with a rich and creamy vegan cream cheese frosting. Using alternative ingredients like almond milk and almond yogurt ensures that the cake remains moist and flavorful, while still accommodating vegan dietary preferences.


Why you'll love this:

This cheesecake is not only a feast for the eyes with its striking red and white marble effect, but it is also suitable for those with specific dietary restrictions. The vegan cream cheese frosting is a highlight, offering the classic taste of cream cheese without any dairy. The combination of simple ingredients and the easy preparation method make this cake a must-have choice for a luxurious yet simple baking project.

Perfect opportunity:

This cake is ideal for celebrations such as birthdays, anniversaries or Valentine's Day due to its exquisite appearance and indulgent taste. It is also perfect for informal gatherings, afternoon tea or as a thoughtful gift for friends and family who appreciate gourmet vegan desserts.

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Decorating tips:

For an extra touch of elegance, swirl the cream cheese frosting onto the top of the cake using a piping bag fitted with a star tip before smoothing. Garnish with vegan chocolate shavings or a light dusting of cocoa powder. Fresh red berries or edible flowers can also add a pop of color and sophistication to this beautiful loaf.


  • For the cake:
    • 220 ml (¾ cup + 3 tbsp) unsweetened almond milk
    • 15 ml (1 tbsp) lemon juice or white vinegar
    • 60 g (¼ cup) unsweetened plain almond yogurt
    • 200 g (1 cup) granulated sugar
    • 75 ml (⅓ cup) neutral oil (such as vegetable, grapeseed or sunflower oil)
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 220 g (1 cup + ¾ cup) all-purpose flour
    • 10 g (1 tbsp) cornstarch
    • ½ teaspoon baking powder
    • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • For the Red Velvet dough:
    • ¾ of the prepared cake batter
    • 1 tablespoon Dutch cocoa powder
    • ½ teaspoon or more red food coloring
  • For the cream cheese frosting:
    • 110 g (½ cup) vegan cream cheese, softened
    • 45 g (3 tbsp) vegetable butter, softened
    • 60 g (½ cup) caster sugar
    • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Prepare the cake:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Butter and line an 8-inch (20 cm) loaf pan.
    • Mix the almond milk and vinegar in a bowl and let sit for 15 minutes to curdle. Stir in the almond yogurt, then add the oil, sugar and vanilla extract until well combined.
    • In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Gradually mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until smooth.
  2. Create the marble effect:
    • Remove ¾ of the vanilla batter and mix it with cocoa powder and red food coloring to create the red velvet batter.
    • Using a spoon or piping bag, pipe alternating layers of vanilla batter and red velvet batter into the prepared pan.
  3. Cook and cool:
    • Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the cake cool completely in the pan before transferring to a wire rack.
  4. Prepare the icing:
    • Beat together softened vegan cream cheese, vegan butter, and vanilla until fluffy. Gradually add icing sugar, continuing to beat until light and creamy.
    • Once the cake has cooled, spread the cream cheese frosting evenly over the top.


Serve this stunning Red Velvet Marble Cake as a main dessert at your next event, or enjoy it as a luxurious treat with your afternoon tea. Its elegant appearance and delicious flavours are sure to impress and satisfy all who feast on it. Enjoy!

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