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Vegan Lemon Drizzle Cake
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 15 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 

This moist and bouncy loaf is packed full of zesty lemon flavour. You'd never know this Lemon Drizzle Cake was vegan!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Keyword: bicarbonate soda, caster sugar, dairy free spread, golden syrup, lemon, non-dairy milk, plain flour
Servings: 8 people
Author: Emma Walton
Ingredients
  • 350 grams plain flour
  • 2 tsp bicarbonate soda
  • 2 lemons zest and juice
  • 250 millilitres non-dairy milk e.g. almond milk
  • 225 grams non-dairy butter
  • 150 grams golden syrup
  • 250 grams caster sugar
  • 3 tbsp icing sugar
Instructions
  1. Line a loaf tin with grease proof paper (or a loaf tin line) and pre-heat your oven to 150C/300F or gas mark 2.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, bicarbonate soda and lemon zest.

  3. In a separate jug or bowl, whisk together the plant milk and 3/4 of the lemon juice. Place the milk and lemon juice mix to one side and let it curdle. (You'll need to keep the rest of the lemon juice to make the icing later).

  4. In the meantime, gently the non-dairy butter, golden syrup and caster sugar until they have made a syrup. Take off the heat and place to one side to cool slightly.

  5. Pour the cooled syrup and the curdled milk into the dry ingredients and whisk. 

  6. Pour the batter into the cake tin and bake in the centre of the oven for 1 hour 15 minutes or until its golden brown, springy to the touch and a skewer comes out clean.

  7. Turn the cake out of the loaf tin and peel of the grease proof paper / loaf liner.

  8. Allow to cool before decorating.

  9. To decorate, simply mix together the icing sugar and remaining lemon juice.

  10. Add water until its a drizzling consistency.

  11. Drizzle all over the loaf cake and enjoy!