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A loaf of lemon pound cake with lemon icing dripping off of the side
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Magra's Lemon Pound Cake (Dairy Free)

This dairy free pound cake is an easy to make, tight crumbed, yet delicate cake bursting to the brim with bright and fresh lemon flavors.
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cake, Cirtus, Dairy Free, Dessert, Sweet Breakfast
Servings: 1 loaf
Author: rylee


Lemon Loaf

  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour sifted
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup full fat coconut milk + squeeze of lemon or ¾ cup buttermilk with no added lemon
  • 1 cup sugar or coconut sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 lemons zested
  • ½ cup avocado oil or flavorless oil

Lemon Syrup

  • cup sugar
  • cup lemon juice

Lemon Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar sifted
  • 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice adjust based on thickness preference


  • Preheat oven to 350F and line an 8x5 loaf pan with parchment paper
  • In a small bowl, sift your flour, baking powder, and salt
  • In another bowl, whisk together coconut milk + lemon mixture, 1 cup sugar, eggs, lemon zest, and vanilla
  • Slowly add dry ingredients into wet and whisk together until just combined
  • With a rubber spatula, fold the avocado oil into the batter until totally combined
  • Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and bake 40-50 minutes until tester comes out clean and it is slightly golden
  • Meanwhile, make your lemon syrup. In a small sauce pan on low heat add your sugar and lemon juice and stir to combine until sugar dissolves. Once dissolved, remove from heat to let it thicken up just slightly
  • Remove baked loaf from oven and let cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan and poke really tiny holes all over the top of the loaf then spoon the lemon syrup all over the top of the loaf
  • Let loaf finishing cooling completely and make your glaze by whisking the powdered sugar and lemon juice together
  • Glaze once the loaf is completely cool