The Boy’s Vegan Lemon Cake


100ml vegetable oil, plus extra for the tin

275g self-raising flour

200g golden caster sugar

170ml cold water

1 tsp baking powder

1 lemon, zested, 1/2 juiced

For the icing:

1/2 lemon, juiced

150g icing sugar


  1. Heat the oven to 200C/180Fan/gas mark 6
  2. Oil a 1lb loaf tin and line it with baking parchment
  3. Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder and lemon zest in a bowl
  4. Add the oil, lemon juice and the cold water, then mix until smooth
  5. Pour the mixture into the tin
  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean
  7. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then remove and the transfer the cake to a wire rack to fully cool
  8. For the icing, sieve the icing sugar into a bowl
  9. Mix in just enough lemon juice to make an icing think enough to pour over the loaf (if you make the icing too thin, it will just run off the cake

Serves 12

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