This lightly sweetened cake is perfectly tender, very moist, and bursting with lemon flavor. It’s also free of dairy and eggs, with a gluten free and refined sugar free option.
Whenever we’re traveling, especially on long road trips, I usually scour the side of the road for that familiar green sign. You know, the one that ensures caffeine, snacks, and decent restrooms. My hubby grabs the strongest espresso drink available and I typically go for a tea or an almond milk latte. But, if we’re keeping it real, Starbucks can keep their drink. I really just want a slice of that lemon loaf, please and thank you. Lemon cake is my weakness and I’m not ashamed to admit it.
It reminds me of a cake my grandma used to make for the family. It was from a box, but somehow grandma made it taste amazing. She’d add pudding mix and a few other things, throw it into a bundt pan, and then drizzle her homemade glaze over the baked cake. It was fluffy, moist, lemony perfection, which was only made better alongside a tall glass of milk.
I’ve been wanting to recreate grandma’s bundt cake for a while, and after several failed attempts, I finally came up with my version of the perfect lemon cake. It’s moist, tender, lightly sweetened, and bursting with lemon flavor. It also just happens to be vegan too, but you’d never know it.
Vegan desserts often have a bad rap because people expect them to taste weird or gross, and honestly, that’s probably because some of them are! 🙊 But this cake doesn’t use unexpected ingredients, like cauliflower or beans, it’s vegan friendly because:
- It uses oil instead of butter, which makes it more moist.
- It doesn’t use eggs, because I think cakes are much more tender/less chewy without them.
- Uses dairy-free yogurt, milk, and cream cheese, but only because I’m lactose intolerant. Feel free to use the dairy version, if you’d like.
And that’s it. The rest of the ingredients are “normal”! 😉
I also added a gluten-free and refined sugar free option if you’re interested! I hope you give this a try and enjoy it as much as we do! 🤗Print