Dairy-Free Lemon Cake

Dairy-Free Lemon Cake

The Spruce / Stephanie Goldfinger

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Cool Time: : 40 mins
Total: 85 mins
Servings: 8 to 10 servings

This cake is a rich, tangy, sweet treat that is absolutely phenomenal with a light, dairy-free icing​ of your choice or simply with a dusting of powdered sugar and goes well with a cup of strong black coffee or tea.

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoon almond milk (or soymilk or rice milk)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons soy margarine, melted
  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested
  • To Garnish: dairy-free frosting or powdered sugar

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

    Dairy-Free Lemon Cake ingredients

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  2. Lightly oil a 9-inch cake pan. Lightly flour the pan, tapping out the excess flour, and set aside.

    oil and flour cake pan

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  3. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, sift together the flour and baking powder. Set aside.

    In a medium-sized mixing bowl, sift together the flour and baking powder

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  4. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar until the mixture is pale yellow in color.

    whisk together the eggs and sugar

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  5. Add the non-dairy milk alternative of your choice, olive oil, melted soy margarine, lemon juice, and zest, whisking until well combined.

    Add the non-dairy milk alternative of your choice, olive oil, melted soy margarine, lemon juice, and zest to the egg mixture

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  6. Add the dry ingredients, stirring until just combined.

    add wet and dry ingredients together

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  7. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, about 30 to 35 minutes.

    baked cake on a cooling rack

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  8. Immediately turn the cake out onto a wire cooling rack and allow the cake to cool completely, right-side up.

    cake on a cooling rack

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  9. Dust with powdered sugar, or frost with a dairy-free frosting of your choice.

    Dairy-Free Lemon Cake

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