Vegan frosted lemon cake
If you're wondering how to make a vegan cake, we have the perfect recipe. Ready in under an hour, this moist, fluffy frosted lemon cake makes a great vegan treat, particularly with a cup of tea.
- Prepare15 mins
- Cook40 mins
- Total time55 mins
- 75ml sunflower oil, plus extra for greasing
- 250g plain flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 175g caster sugar
- 250ml Alpro Soya Original
- 1 lemon juice and grated zest
- 50g Pure Dairy Free Sunflower spread
- 50g icing sugar
Preheat the oven to 180ºC, gas mark 4. Grease a 12.5cm x 23cm (900g) loaf tin with a little oil and line the base with parchment paper.
Sift the flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt into a large bowl. Stir in the sugar.
Whisk the oil, Alpro Soya, lemon juice and half the lemon zest together, then fold the mixture into the dry ingredients to make a smooth batter. Pour the batter into the tin and bake for 40 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Allow to cool in the tin for a few minutes then turn out onto a wire rack, remove the paper and leave to cool completely.
To make the frosting, beat the spread and icing sugar together until smooth. Reserve a pinch of lemon zest, then fold the remainder into the frosting and spread over the top of the cake. Finish with a sprinkling of lemon zest on top and serve.
If you like you can substitute the lemon with orange or lime to vary the flavour of the cake.
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