Vegan lemon cake

Try baking a vegan version of lemon cake. Light and zingy, it also works well if you replace the flour and baking powder with gluten-free alternatives

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:30 mins
    Plus cooling
  • Serves 12
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 276
  • fat 9g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 47g
  • sugars 29g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 2g
  • salt 0.3g

Ingredients

  • 100ml vegetable oil, plus extra for the tin
  • 275g self-raising flour
  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 lemon, zested, ½ juiced
  • 150g icing sugar
  • ½ lemon, juiced

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Oil a 1lb loaf tin and line it with baking parchment. Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder and lemon zest in a bowl. Add the oil, lemon juice and 170ml cold water, then mix until smooth.

  2. Pour the mixture into the tin. Bake for 30 mins or until a skewer comes out clean. Cool in the tin for 10 mins, then remove and transfer the cake to a wire rack to cool fully.

  3. For the icing, sieve the icing sugar into a bowl. Mix in just enough lemon juice to make an icing thick enough to pour over the loaf (if you make the icing too thin, it will just run off the cake).