Vegan Lemonilla Cake With Lemon Frosting

Vegan Lemonilla Cake With Lemon Frosting

Vegan Lemonilla Cake With Lemon Frosting

Servings 8


  • 3 cups all-purpose or cake flour
  • cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • ½ cup vegan butter softened (try Miyoko's)
  • 4 ounces vegan cream cheese half a tub, try Tofutti or Follow Your Heart
  • 2 ½ cups confectioner’s sugar powdered
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Oil and flour a 9 x 13-inch pan and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, whisk together the water, lemon juice, oil, vinegar, vanilla extract and lemon zest. Combine the wet and dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • While the cake is baking, prepare the frosting. Using a stand or hand-held mixer, blend the butter and cream cheese.
  • Sift together the confectioner’s sugar with the cornstarch. If you don’t have confectioner’s sugar on hand, you can use 2 cups of regular sugar and process the sugar with the cornstarch in a blender for 1 minute. Then scrape down the sides and blend for an additional 30 seconds.
  • Add half of the sugar/cornstarch mixture to the butter/cream cheese mixture and beat well to combine. Add the remaining sugar/cornstarch mixture along with the lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla extract and continue to beat until the frosting is light and fluffy.
  • Let the cake cool completely before frosting.
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