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Murielle Banackissa
Loaf of lemon pound cake with slice cut off

Lemon Pound Cake

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55 mins Prep: 10 mins Cook: 45 mins
Serves 1

Soft, fluffy, sweet and lemony, this vegan lemon pound cake is a wonderful dessert to enjoy alongside a coffee, a tea or simply on its own.



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup unsweetened soy milk
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 150 g silken tofu
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil , refined or unrefined
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice


  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp lemon juice
  • Lemon zest , for garnish


  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350ºF and oil a loaf pan with coconut oil.

  2. Step 2

    To a large bowl, add flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Mix to combine and set aside.

  3. Step 3

    Add plant based milk, sugar, tofu, coconut oil, lemon zest and lemon juice into a blender and blend until smooth.

  4. Step 4

    Pour the tofu mixture into the bowl with the flour. Mix to combine. Be careful not to overmix.

  5. Step 5

    Transfer the batter into your loaf pan and bake in the oven for 35-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted. Start checking at the 35-minute mark because the baking time will depend on your loaf size.

  6. Step 6

    Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Remove the cake from its pan and place onto a plate or serving dish and let cool completely.

  7. Step 7

    To prepare the glaze, add powdered sugar and lemon juice into a bowl and mix until smooth.

  8. Step 8

    Pour the glaze onto the cake and let dry.

  9. Step 9

    Garnish with lemon zest and enjoy!

Common Questions & Swaps

Recipe adapted from Nora Cooks’ Starbucks Copycat Lemon Loaf (Vegan).

  • If you have more of a sweet tooth, maybe just stick to Nora’s original recipe, it might be more to your liking than this one as this version is considerably less sweet.

  • If you are thinking of switching out flours, I personally cannot attest to any other flours that work. Some people in Nora’s comments have tried it with a gluten free flour mix so it might work for you as well.

  • For an alternative glaze, if you are not too much into the icing sugar style, try this Lemon Coconut Glaze (Nut-free, Vegan) from Detoxinista.

Loaf of lemon pound cake with slice cut off
Closeup of lemon pound cake
Sliced lemon pound cake from overhead
Beautiful texture of a the inside of a lemon pound cake