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Vegan Lemon Raspberry Cake being cut and served

Vegan Raspberry Lemon Cake

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  • Author: Chef Ani
  • Yield: 1 (6in.) Cake with 3 tiers 1x
  • Diet: Vegan




  • 2 1/3 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom


  • 2/3 cup oil 
  • 1 1/3 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  •  2 tablespoons apple sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest


  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Grease the cake pans (I used three 6 in. pans)
  • Combine and mix dry ingredients
  • Combine wet ingredients
  • When oven is ready, mix dry and wet ingredients together, stir until combined. Pour into three 6 in. pans
  • Bake at 20-25 minutes until toothpick comes out clean
  • Remove from oven and let cool


  • 1 cup vegan margarine, Earth Balance ( I sometimes use half Earth Balance and half vegetable shortening)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • With an electric mixer, whip margarine and shortening until light and fluffy (about 10 min.)
  • Sift the powdered sugar and vanilla powder
  • Add sugar to the electric mixer and continue to whip for another couple of minutes

Raspberry Jam:

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If the frosting is too wet, add more powdered sugar one tablespoon at a time until you get the right spreading consistency. You can also harden the icing by placing it in the fridge for a few minutes.