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Lemon Pound Cake

A modern take on a classic cake recipe for 1920s week on The Great British Bake Off. 

Food blogger Ewa from @LetsEatSmart has shared her delicious vegan version of a Lemon Pound Cake which can be created in 6 simple steps.


  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1tbsp lemon or vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup soya milk
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp lemon zest


  1. Preheat the over to 180C / Gas Mark 4
  2. Line a loaf pan with baking parchment and set aside
  3. In a large mixing bowl. combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt
  4. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and add the milk, oil and vanilla extract. Stir until combined
  5. Transfer the batter into the tin. Bake in the middle of the over for 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean
  6. Let the cake cool at least 15 minutes in the loaf tin before turning it onto a wire rack. Once completely cool, decorate with icing and enjoy

Optional: Ewa topped her lemon pound cake with icing and served with a dollop of thick, creamy coconut yogurt and a sweet fig.

For more recipes, visit her blog here.

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