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Vanilla Pine Forest Cake

Shayla Greveni
This super cute green cake is way easier to make than it looks! This is the perfect cake for Christmas! 
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 630 kcal


  • 3 1/4 cup Cake Flour
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 1/2 cup Earth Balance Butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 4 tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 5 tbsp Water
  • 1 1/2 cup Oat Milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tbsp Green Food Coloring
  • Baker's Spray, for spraying
  • Powdered Sugar, for dusting


  • Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. Spray your pine forest cake pan with baker's spray and set aside.
  • Add 4 tbsp of chia seeds to a small bowl with 5 tbsp of water. Set aside and allow for this mixture to form into a gel like mixture. If the mixture is too watery, add more chia seeds. 
  • In a large bowl, add your butter and sugar. Cream the butter and sugar together using a spoon or a hand mixer. After the sugar and butter has combined, add the vanilla extract. 
  • After adding the vanilla extract, add the chia egg, milk, and food coloring. Mix and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, salt, baking powder and soda.
  • Add the dry mixture into the liquid mixture. Mix until a cake batter forms. If the mixture resembles a dough, add more milk. The batter should be slightly lumpy. Continue to mix. Add more green food coloring until you get the color you desire.
  • After mixing the cake mix, add it to the pine forest cake pan and bake for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven after 30 minutes and test with a tooth pick or a cake tester to make sure the cake is done. 
  • Allow the cake to cool completely for at least an hour before flipping the cake upside down onto a plate. Dust with powdered sugar if desired.


  • You can get more than 8 servings out of this cake. It just depends on the way that you choose to slice the cake. 
Keyword Cake, Vanilla