Friday, 3 August 2018

When Life Gives you Lemons - Make a Lush Lemon Cake!

Hello and happy weekend!

I sure gotta take every opportunity and hold on with both hands these days, as Kev, Alphonse and I need to find a new flat to rent as well as looking for a flat to buy - stressful? Aye! We went to our first viewing today, one of many - I assume. It's fun, but also stressful... I just hope that the end result is us finding the perfect home.

So in the meantime, I want to make cakes! I had been craving lemon cake for weeks, as I remember fondly the lemon loaf cake my mormor used to make when I was little - back then I thought "It's more of a grown up cake", but now...well I wont say I have grown up, but lemon cake sure is a wonderful thing, especially with a cup of coffee to go with it, mmmm.

So let's get to it shall we?

Lush Lemon Loaf Cake
(Makes 1 loaf cake)

250g flour
2 tsp baking powder
200g sugar (I used light brown)
75ml sunflower oil
250ml soy milk
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
Juice of 1 lemon
Zest of two lemons

For the icing:
Juice of 2/3 lemon (Or desired thickness of the icing)
75g icing sugar

- Pre-heat oven to 180C.

- Pour vinegar into the milk and let it sit for 5-10 minutes until it looks curdled. Grate lemons and set one aside for the icing.

- In a large bowl, mix the milk, oil, sugar, lemon zest and juice. Stir to combine. Then with a sieve, sift the flour and the baking powder into the mix and stir until combined without over-working the batter.

- Line a pound-cake tin/loaf tin, and pour in the mixture. Bake for 40-50 minutes. Cool down almost completely before mixing icing sugar and lemon juice to an icing and pouring over the cake evenly (You could do the full drizzle-technique, but I decided to go for the easier option).

Serve with a cuppa and enjoy!

Original recipe here.

What is your favourite lemon cake recipe? I would love to hear it, as I am looking forward to trying out all kinds of recipes in the future!

Have a lovely Friday! Currently Alphonse and I are sitting on the sofa listening to some Einaudi, and Kev has gone for a nap. We're wild - I know!

xox J


  1. Så spennende med leilighetsjakt. Selv føler jeg livet mitt er en eneste lang leilighetsjakt :P Men nå skal vi ikke flytte på et år, så akkurat nå tar jeg det med ro :)

    Jeg har søkt på mange veganske sitronkaker den siste tiden. Pappa har bursdag om noen dager og jeg tenkte å bake sitronkake til han siden det er hans favorittkake. Takk for oppskrift <3

  2. Mye stress med flytting! Du får kanskje en lengre leie kontrakt til neste år? :) vi er i full sving med og finne en nå...

    Så gøyt at du var på jakt etter sitronkake oppskrift også :D håper du liker denne! Er lett og bruke kokossukker og gjør den litt mer “clean” óg! Men i bursdager er det ikke så nøye, hihi! Må kose dere masse masse <3

  3. I love this kind of cake, though I'm don't know if I've ever had one with soy milk or cider vinegar. I'm guessing the combination of those two is a substitute for buttermilk. Even so, it's really cool that you can make a non-dairy version. I think my favorite thing about these kinds of cakes are the way cake and lemon/icing sugar play off each other. I could eat an entire loaf.

    1. Hi Jeff!
      I hope you are well 🙂 and yeah! You got it right with the vegan buttermilk combination! It works really well!
      I love the sweet but tart lemon cake with a sugary drizzle, so good! Do you bake a lot yourself?