Baking, Desserts

Vegan Lemon Loaf Cake

Cooking method:

Food Processor
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total time: 40 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 8 people

Vegan Lemon Loaf Cake

This free-from lemon loaf cake is so perfectly moist, naturally sweet and has the most incredibly more-ish lemon flavour in every bite. The sponge cake recipe is super simple but super impressive and the drizzle over the top is just…well, the icing on the cake!

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For the cake

  • 300g gluten free flour
  • 200ml almond milk
  • 120ml maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed mixed with 4 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate soda
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Juice of lemon
  • 1 Zest of lemon
  • Pinch of salt

For the drizzle

  • 2 tbsp coconut yogurt
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest

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  • Step 1

    Pre-heat the oven to 160 degrees celsius.

  • Step 2

    Combine the flaxseed and the water and allow to sit for 5 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Sift the flour into a mixing bowl and add in the baking powder, bicarb of soda, vanilla and salt. Mix well.

  • Step 4

    Add the maple syrup, coconut oil, apple cider vinegar and lemon juice to your food processor and blend until smooth.

  • Step 5

    Pour this mixture into the mixing bowl with the dry ingredients, then add the thickened flaxseed mixture. Stir well.

  • Step 6

    Slowly pour in almond milk and add the lemon zest. Mix well to combine.

  • Step 7

    Grease a loaf tin with coconut oil and pour in the cake batter mixture.

  • Step 8

    Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes.

  • Step 9

    Allow to cool completely.

  • Step 10

    To make the drizzle simply combine the coconut yogurt, maple syrup and lemon together and drizzle over the cooled cake before cutting and serving.