Scrumptious Vegan Lemon Cake: A Burst of Citrus Bliss


Indulge in the zesty goodness of our Vegan Lemon Cake, a tantalizing treat that’s both light and refreshing. This delightful dessert captures the essence of fresh lemons, offering a burst of citrus flavor in every bite. Whether you’re hosting a special gathering or simply craving a slice of something sweet, this cake is sure to impress with its moist texture and vibrant taste. Plus, it’s entirely plant-based, making it suitable for vegans and non-vegans alike. Let’s dive into the details of this irresistible recipe!


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or any plant-based milk)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Lemon Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon


  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9-inch round cake pan or line it with parchment paper for easy removal.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk the dry ingredients together until well incorporated.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the almond milk, vegetable oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla extract until evenly combined.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently fold them together using a spatula. Mix until just combined, being careful not to overmix the batter.
  5. Transfer the batter into the prepared cake pan, spreading it out evenly with the spatula. Smooth the top to ensure an even surface.
  6. Place the cake pan in the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. While the cake is baking, prepare the lemon glaze. In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, fresh lemon juice, and lemon zest until smooth. Adjust the consistency by adding more lemon juice if needed.
  8. Once the cake is baked, remove it from the oven and let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Then, carefully transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Once the cake has cooled, drizzle the lemon glaze over the top, allowing it to drip down the sides for a decorative finish.
  10. Slice the cake and serve it on its own or with a dollop of dairy-free whipped cream for an extra special touch.

Nutritional Information:

  • Serving Size: 1 slice (1/12 of cake)
  • Calories: 220
  • Total Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 150mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 18g
  • Protein: 2g

Smart WW Points:

  • Each slice of this Vegan Lemon Cake is approximately 6 SmartPoints on the Weight Watchers plan. However, individual points may vary depending on specific ingredients and serving sizes.

Indulge in the citrusy bliss of our Vegan Lemon Cake for a delightful dessert experience that’s both satisfying and guilt-free!