RECIPE | Vegan Lemon And Blueberry Drizzle Cake

Thursday, August 13, 2015

vegan lemon and blueberry drizzle cake

Somehow our 'Vegan August' and the Great British Bake Off have coincided, and I have been inspired to try some dairy and egg free baking! Last week I shared a recipe for gooey vegan brownies, which you should definitely go and check out if you haven't already because they are delicious! This week I thought I'd try something slightly more challenging, and I found a vegan lemon drizzle cake recipe that I thought that would be perfect. It's still a pretty simple recipe, unless like me, you realise you only have a mini zester a bit too late.

I added in some blueberries because they were hanging around in our fridge, and I love the combination of them with the lemon. A final summery cake before we start heading into Autumn and all those gorgeous spices come out to play. I also added a drizzle of icing over the crunchy sugar coating because life is too short not to!

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For one loaf you will need:

250g plain flour
2tsp baking powder
1/4tsp salt
170g caster sugar
2tbsp maple syrup
70ml vegetable oil
250ml non dairy milk (I used oat milk)
2tsp apple cider vinegar
2tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
zest of 2 lemons
100g blueberries

juice of 1 lemon
2tbsp granulated sugar

Combine the ingredients, being careful not to overmix, before pouring into a loaf tin. Bake for 40-60mins at 180C/gas mark 4 or until a skewer comes out clean. I left mine for almost an hour, and although I thought it was done it was slightly undercooked which I think is due to the addition of the blueberries, so I would recommend checking thoroughly before removing from the oven.

(Use original recipe for more detailed instructions.)

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What have you been baking lately? Have you been watching the Great British Bake Off?


  1. So I tried this lil guy today....for a non baker I think it turned out good. The only thing is I noticed that the recipe is in grams rather than cups (tried finding the conversions but a few sites differed :s). For the method, could you please info like to sift the flour etc and what you consider over mixing. So an example, mix ingredients for 2-3 mins or until the ingredients have been mixed through and no lumps and evident. It taste good, but is also a little dense. Any tips and the above in for would be much appreciated for this Learner :) thanks for the recipe.

    1. Hello - thank you for letting me know how you get on! I'm afraid that I don't know the recipe in cups - we don't use them in England so I can only recommend using scales to weigh the ingredients to get the measurements correct. With regards to over-mixing I would recommend mixing the ingredients until they are combined thoroughly and stopping as soon as they are xx


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