Vegan Lemon Drizzle Cake (Dairy-free / Egg-free)

What colour do you associate with Spring?

For me, it has got to be yellow ♥ 

Everywhere I look at the moment, I’m seeing this beautiful, fresh colour.

In my garden the yellow primroses are in bloom…

Crocuses & Primroses

as are the sweet little narcissus.


It won’t be long before the daffodils are in full bloom too 🙂




As well as being the colour of spring, yellow also happens to be my mum’s favourite colour

Here in the UK, it’s Mother’s Day on Sunday.  I haven’t seen my mum since Christmas so I’m really looking forward to spending the day with her.  Inspired by her favourite colour, I’ve chosen to bake a Lemon Drizzle Cake to give her on Sunday as a little home-made treat.

With its light texture, zingy citrus flavour and flecks of bright yellow zest, I think this is the perfect cake for this season.

Vegan Lemon Drizzle Cake (Dairy Free / Egg Free)

Since I’m giving this cake as a gift, I haven’t ‘healthified’ it to the extreme (I’m sure my mum will appreciate that 😉 ).  However, it is free from dairy and eggs, so will be suitable for anyone with those allergies.

To make the cake super zingy and moist, once it was cooked I pierced it all over with a toothpick and drizzled over the juice from a freshly squeezed lemon mixed in with a couple of tablespoons of granulated sugar (which gives the top of the cake a great, crunchy texture).

Vegan Lemon Drizzle Cake (Dairy Free / Egg Free)

Just in case you fancied trying it for yourself, here’s how I made it:

N.B. Recipe updated 25/2/15

Have a wonderful weekend everyone

“Happy Mother’s Day” to all the mums out there.  I hope you get spoilt rotten. You deserve it 😉 xx


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46 Responses to Vegan Lemon Drizzle Cake (Dairy-free / Egg-free)

  1. Bina

    Hi Sharon, this is my go to recipe for Lemon Drizzle cake and is loved by all. Do you think it would work as an orange drizzle cake? If not. Do you have any suggestions as to how it could be made?

    • Hi Bina! I’m so pleased that the Lemon Drizzle has been a hit for you. I think it should work absolutely fine as an orange drizzle. In fact, I’ve been meaning to try it out myself. I’d still bake it in the loaf pan and keep all the ingredient proportions the same as the drizzle. If you do make it, please do report back. I’d love to hear how you get on xx

  2. Ben

    Hi. I’m using this recipe for a project I’ve been working on, (for school). And I need to know hoe many it will serve. Do you have a rough idea? Much appreciated for this recipe by the way!

  3. Becca Stuttard

    Thanks for this great recipe! The maple syrup worked well ☺

  4. Aimee B.

    I added in a teaspoon of vanilla and used powdered sugar for the glaze topping instead of granulated. I made these into 6 mini loaves. They are lovely! I was thinking I may add a bit of lavender to them next time. 🙂

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