Vegan Lemon Cake

Vegan Lemon Cake

This gluten free, vegan lemon cake is easy and quick to make and is not too sweet. The zesty lemon icing topping gives a lovely tangy twist to the cake.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Keyword: dessert, Gluten Free, lemon, lemon cake, Vegan


  • 270 grams gluten free self-raising flour sieved
  • 195 grams vegan light brown sugar (we use Billingtons)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 lemon juiced and zested
  • 100 ml olive oil
  • 170 ml cold water
  • 150 grams icing sugar
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • lemons / zest for decoration


  • Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees c (fan) or 200 degrees c.
  • Line a loaf tin with baking parchment.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar and baking powder.
  • Add the lemon zest, lemon juice, oil and water and mix together until smooth.
  • Pour the mixure into the prepared tin and bake for 30 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  • Cool in a tin and the turn out onto a wire rack.
  • For the icing, sieve the sugar into a bowl and pour in the lemon juice a bit at a time until it is the correct consistency.
  • Pour over the cake and decorate.


If you want more of a zingy lemon taste – try making some holes in the top of the cake and pour a little more lemon juice over the cake when it has baked and before icing.   

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