Updated: Feb 12, 2019
Delicious for any time you want a sweet tea time treat, for everyone!
For the cake
275g Self raising flour
190g caster sugar (see vegan friendly sugar)
1 tsp baking powder
90ml vegetable oil
170ml cold water
zest and juice of 1 lemon
For the icing
150g icing sugar
juice of a lemon – ½ - 1 to get right consistency
Preheat oven to 180C or Gas Mark 4. Oil and line a 1lb loaf tin.
Mix together all the ingredients. Then whisk for 1 minute to beat in lots of air and make a smooth mixture.
Pour into the tin and bake for 30-35 minutes until golden on top and cooked through (insert a skewer and it should come out clean). Place on a rack to cool. Once cool, remove from the tin.
Meanwhile, sift the icing sugar into a bowl. Gradually add the lemon juice until you have a dropping consistency (not too runny). Drizzle over the cake and serve.