Indulge in a symphony of flavors with our Citrus Elegance Vegan Lemon Velvet Cake, a masterpiece that fuses the lusciousness of a classic velvet cake with the zesty vibrancy of fresh lemons. Elevate your dessert experience with this cruelty-free delight that’s not only a feast for the senses but also an ode to compassionate and sustainable living.

Cake Preparation: To craft this exquisite treat, commence with a meticulous blend of dry ingredients – all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and a pinch of salt. In a separate bowl, harmonize the wet elements: non-dairy milk, vegetable oil, applesauce, lemon juice, zest from ripe lemons, and a hint of vanilla extract. The marriage of these components yields a batter of perfect consistency, which is then delicately divided between greased and floured cake pans. As the cakes gracefully rise in the oven, a tantalizing aroma permeates the kitchen, building anticipation for the culinary masterpiece in the making.

Lemon Frosting Symphony: The crowning glory of this lemony marvel lies in its velvety frosting. A symphony of vegan butter, powdered sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla extract orchestrates into a silky, decadent topping. The vegan butter, when whipped to perfection, adds a rich creaminess, while the lemon elements provide a refreshing counterpoint, creating a frosting that’s not just a complement but an integral part of the lemon velvet symphony.

Assembly and Garnish: As the cakes cool to perfection, the assembly begins. A generous layer of lemon frosting graces the top of one cake layer, providing the perfect adhesive for the grand union. The second cake layer is then gently placed atop, creating a harmonious two-tiered canvas. The remaining frosting is meticulously spread over the top and sides, culminating in a visually stunning creation. For an extra touch of finesse, garnish the cake with additional lemon zest or slices, elevating its aesthetic appeal and offering a subtle preview of the citrusy delight within.

Conclusion: Our Citrus Elegance Vegan Lemon Velvet Cake is not merely a dessert; it is a celebration of conscientious living and a testament to the belief that indulgence can be both delicious and ethical. With its intricate balance of flavors and the allure of a professionally crafted dessert, this cake stands as a testament to the culinary possibilities within the realm of plant-based delights. Savor the sophistication, embrace the zest, and relish every guilt-free bite of this exquisite vegan creation.



For the Cake:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups non-dairy milk (such as almond, soy, or coconut)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup applesauce (unsweetened)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Lemon Frosting:

  • 1 cup vegan butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In another bowl, combine the non-dairy milk, vegetable oil, applesauce, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla extract.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
  5. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans and smooth the tops with a spatula.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. While the cakes are cooling, prepare the lemon frosting. In a large bowl, beat the softened vegan butter until creamy. Gradually add the powdered sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla extract. Beat until smooth and fluffy.
  9. Once the cakes are completely cooled, spread a layer of frosting on top of one cake layer. Place the second cake layer on top and frost the top and sides of the entire cake.
  10. Optional: Garnish the cake with additional lemon zest or slices for decoration.
  11. Slice and enjoy your delicious vegan lemon velvet cake!