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A loaf of vegan cardamom turmeric cake in loaf pan
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5 from 14 votes

Vegan Cardamom Turmeric Cake

This gorgeously golden vegan cardamom turmeric cake has the addictive combination of turmeric, cardamom and coconut. It is silky, tender, melt-in-the mouth, but be warned: a slice simply won't be enough.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Cake/Dessert
Cuisine: Soy-free, Vegan, Vegan Desserts
Diet: Low Lactose, Low Salt, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: Turmeric Cake, Vegan Turmeric Cake
Servings: 10 slices
Calories: 278kcal


  • 1 ½ cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon tapioca starch
  • 1 cup sugar (add two more tablespoons for a kid-friendlier cake)
  • ½ cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup vegan yogurt (or vegan sour cream)
  • 1 cup nondairy milk


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the flour, turmeric, cardamom, baking powder, tapioca starch and salt.
  • Add the sugar, coconut oil, vanilla extract, yogurt (or sour cream) and milk and whisk together or mix with a spatula until just combined. The batter may be slightly lumpy but that's fine. Don't overmix.
  • Prepare a loaf pan by coating it with cooking spray and placing a piece of parchment at the bottom to make unmolding easier.
  • Pour the batter into the pan. Bake for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick in the center of the loaf comes out clean. The top will crack, like that of a pound cake, but that just makes it look prettier.
  • Cool the cake on a rack for 10 minutes, then unmold it and continue cooling it on the rack.
  • Slice and eat.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 168mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 93IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 1mg