Desserts

Lemon Loaf Cake (vegan + gluten-free)

If you’ve been looking for the perfect moist Lemon Cake, then this recipe is for you. This vegan and gluten-free lemon loaf cake is extremely moist, fluffy and so easy to make from scratch! Every bite of this grain-free pound cake is bursting with fresh tangy lemon flavor and is topped with a non-dairy yogurt lemon frosting.

Alright guys, so i’m not going to lie. Lemon flavored anything was not my favorite thing growing up. I never understood why people would put lemon aka something so sour into a baked good. But you know how they say your taste buds change every 7 years? Well, mine definitely did because now I can’t get enough of lemon flavored anything.

So now that i’m on board, I knew I had to create a recipe surrounding these flavors. So meet my new lemon loaf cake that is both vegan and gluten-free and so dang good. This lemon loaf cake is bursting with tangy lemon flavor and is incredible moist and fluffy. It’s topped with a non-dairy yogurt based frosting and then sprinkled with fresh lemon zest for the ultimate topping. It’s truly magical and you must make!

As always, I love love LOVE to see your re-creations. So always be sure to tag me on Instagram, and if you do make this recipe, please leave a comment and rating below. It helps my business more than you know (comment section is below the recipe card). I can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

Ingredients in Lemon Loaf Cake

Let’s talk ingredients needed to make this cake. As I mentioned previously, this lemon loaf cake is both vegan and gluten-free, so it’s suitable for most lifestyles! Whenever I create my recipes I always try to create with simplicity in mind. My main goal on my page is to showcase that it’s easy to cook and make delicious recipes. Simplicity is key and will take you far.

LEMON LOAF CAKE
  • lemons
  • apple sauce
  • almond butter
  • maple syrup
  • vanilla extract
  • almond flour
  • oat milk (or any other milk/nut milk alternative)
  • coconut flour
  • baking powder
  • sea salt
LEMON YOGURT FROSTING
  • non-dairy unflavored yogurt (may sub vanilla)
  • lemon zest
  • lemon juice
  • maple syrup

How to make vegan and gluten-free lemon loaf cake

Okay, so now that we have all the ingredients it’s time to get started. You will need just a few kitchen tools to get started:

  • large mixing bowl
  • whisk
  • rubber spatula
  • loaf pan
  • parchment paper
  • measuring cups

To start, preheat the oven to 350F and line a loaf pan with parchment paper. I also like to lightly coat mine with non-stick spray to ensure nothing sticks to the pan.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the apple sauce, almond butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract, oat milk, lemon juice and lemon zest. Mix with a whisk until ingredients are well incorporated.

Next, add in the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder and salt. Mix with a rubber spatula until a dough starts to form. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and smooth until the top is even.

Place the loaf pan in the center of the oven rack and bake for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let the loaf cool completely before removing from the loaf pan.

When you’re ready to ice your loaf cake, combine the non-dairy yogurt, lemon zest, lemon juice and maple syrup together in a small bowl. Whisk until a thin icing starts to form. Spoon this icing over the cooled lemon loaf and top with fresh or dried lemon slices. Option to sprinkle with additional lemon zest.

Cut into slices and serve. Best stored in the fridge in and airtight container and enjoyed within 4-5 days.

Other summer recipes to try

Since summer is right around the corner, save these recipes and give them a try this season:

Lemon Loaf Cake (vegan + gluten-free)

If you’ve been looking for the perfect moist Lemon Cake, then this recipe is for you. This vegan and gluten-free lemon loaf cake is extremely moist, fluffy and so easy to make from scratch! Every bite of this grain-free pound cake is bursting with fresh tangy lemon flavor and is topped with a non-dairy yogurt lemon frosting.
PIN RECIPE
PREP TIME:
15 minutes
COOK TIME:
50 minutes
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

Lemon Loaf Cake
  • 1/4 cup lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup oat milk (or any other milk/nut milk alternative)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
Lemon Glaze
  • 1 cup non-dairy plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 2-3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

SCALE:

1X

YIELDS:

8 servings

Directions

  1. To start, preheat the oven to 350F and line a loaf pan with parchment paper. I also like to lightly coat mine with non-stick spray to ensure nothing sticks to the pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the apple sauce, almond butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract, oat milk, lemon juice and lemon zest. Mix with a whisk until ingredients are well incorporated.
  3. Next, add in the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder and salt. Mix with a rubber spatula until a dough starts to form. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and smooth until the top is even.
  4. Place the loaf pan in the center of the oven rack and bake for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let the loaf cool completely before removing from the loaf pan.
  5. When you’re ready to ice your loaf cake, combine the non-dairy yogurt, lemon zest, lemon juice and maple syrup together in a small bowl. Whisk until a thin icing starts to form. Spoon this icing over the cooled lemon loaf and top with fresh or dried lemon slices. Option to sprinkle with additional lemon zest.
  6. Cut into slices and serve. Best stored in the fridge in and airtight container and enjoyed within 4-5 days.

Notes

Did you make this recipe? Don’t forget to tag @lovelydelites on Instagram
Please consider leaving a comment and rating below!
 

Ready For More?

Apple Pie Cookies

Apple Pie Cookies are a quick and easy way to get that...

Stuffed Dates

These Cookie Dough Stuffed Dates are made with just a few simple...

Coffee Cake Cookies

Coffee Cake Cookies are soft, chewy and perfectly sweet. They are made...

Dairy Free Creme Brûlée

Dairy Free Creme Brûlée is a creamy and rich vanilla custard that's...

Single Serve Chia Pudding

This Single Serve Chia Pudding is made three different ways and makes...

Peach Guava Crisp

This peach Guava Crisp comes together in just under 40 minutes. It's...

Leave A Comment And Rate This Recipe!

Rating: