By Holly Royce
Two weeks ago I started in my quest to use up the 30 lemons my housemate harvested from her family home over her holidays. My mission is to use them to make delicious vegan treats to share with my housemates, neighbours and in the 1 Million Women office. Last week I made vegan coconut and lemon slice – this week I made something a little more classic – vegan lemon pound cake.
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Thanks to Nom Yourself for this delicious recipe.
3 large lemons
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
6 tsp. vegetable oil
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix flour, sugar and baking soda in large mixing bowl.
Zest 1 full lemon rind into bowl. Cut all lemons and squeeze lemon juice into separate bowl so the seeds don’t fall in the mixture. Add water, oil, apple cider vinegar and vanilla to the large bowl.
Mix well, then place mix into a ungreased 8 inch cake pan.
Bake for 30 minutes, keep an eye on it though, all stoves are different!
Let it cool for 1-2 hours before icing it.
Vanilla Lemon Icing
1 large lemon
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup confectionary sugar
Cut lemon and squeeze juice in bowl. Add vanilla and sugar. Whisk until smooth.
Another 4 lemons down – leaving me with 21 lemons to use up.
Did you try this recipe? What did you think? Share any of your lemon based recipes in the comments below!
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