Vanilla Bean Lemon Almond Cake

What is this adulthood thing and where can I return it?

Sure, being able to spend the whole days in your jammies since you live alone and no one (read: judgemental mums) is seeing you is nice. And so is having the possibility of having cake for breakfast everyday (again: no mums judging you and making sure you have your 5-a-day… though now that I think about it, I’m more of a 50-a-day person so that’s not even a problem??).  Plus, beer.

But is it worth all the laundry you’ll have to do? All those taxes? Do all those sessions of pb toast eating while watching Friends and avoiding obligations make up for the fact that if you now forget that you have a tupperware full of leftovers and leave it on the fridge for a week , YOU’LL be the one having to clean that mess up since your mum’s not around to help you?

I wish I couldn’t say “been there, done that”, but I can and I’ve pretty much spent the last few days crying about it.

Can I have a colective “yuuuuk”?

Vanilla Bean Lemon Almond Cake {vegan + made in one bowl}

Someone please invent a time machine so I can:

a) Go back in time and eat this cake again.

b) Be a kid again and get candy after going to the doctor to get your blood drawn because WHAT’S THE POINT OF NEEDLES AND BEING ALL FAINTY AND STUFF IF YOU’RE NOT GETTING A LOLLIPOP AFTER?

Vanilla Bean Lemon Almond Cake {vegan + made in one bowl}

Especially when the 2-year-old beside you is getting not one, but two lollipops. 

And, I wish I could say “oh, I totally didn’t stand on the kiddies’ line so I could get some candy too and had my mum point out the fact that that wasn’t my queue anymore”, but guess what, I can’t AND I still want my candy.

Vanilla Bean Lemon Almond Cake {vegan + made in one bowl}

Anyway. I know you’re wondering what all of this has to do with lemon cakes, and the answer is… nothing. I simply wanted a place to rant online because my friends in real life are tired of hearing me complain about the candy stuff (which, if you ask me, I still find offensive ugh man, that kid got two lollipops and I got NONE).

Though I guess you could take advantage of your grown-up-ness (is that a word or am I making up stuff again?) to bake this cake and have it all for breakfast, lunch and dinner. But now that I think about it, it’s actually a rather healthy one so I suppose nothing’s stopping you??? 

Vanilla Bean Lemon Almond Cake {vegan + made in one bowl}

Now, real talk: you need to make this cake. It’s sweet and lemony, with hints of almonds and vanilla, and the texture is lovely as well! A crumb that is tight, making a dense cake which thankfully doesn’t turn out gummy or with the consistency of a throwing weapon (biggest pet peeve) but quite light instead thanks to the addition of lemon (which… um… makes all things light because it’s a fruit?)

Vanilla Bean Lemon Almond Cake {vegan + made in one bowl}

Wanna hear more great news? You only need a bowl + spoon to make this cake! I don’t know about you, but not having to spend hours in front of the kitchen sink making your best impression of a sad, misserable cinderella (’cause I’m dramatic like that) is a winner in my book.

Vanilla Bean Lemon Almond Cake {vegan + made in one bowl}

I mean, the only reason why I’d want to be Cinderella would be that she gets Prince Charming (read: Richard Madden, can I get a colective “YUMMM”?). But the part where she has to sweep 738297 floors and doing three millions of dishes? So not for me! Someone please travel to the past and tell the poor girl that now she can have her cake, eat it too AND only do 30 seconds of dishes afterwards. Then please, kindly lock her into a dark prison so I get to have Prince Charming instead.

Vanilla Bean Lemon Almond Cake {vegan + made in one bowl}

Um please forget how creepy that was a make this cake instead. Healthy + delicious + vegan + easy to make? Can you ask for more?

((Yeah, getting candy afterwards would be nice))


Vanilla Bean Lemon Almond Cake
Serves 12
This vegan vanilla bean lemon almond cake is so moist, fluffy and delicious that it's hard to believe it's healthy!
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  1. 270 grams all purpose flour
  2. 125 grams almond flour
  3. 270 grams sugar
  4. 1 flax egg (1 tbsp. ground flax seeds + 3 tbsp. water)
  5. 15 grams baking powder
  6. juice and zest from 3 lemons
  7. 250 grams soy yogurt
  8. 120 ml. almond milk
  9. seeds from 2 vanilla pods
  1. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and almond flour.
  2. Add in flax egg, milk, yogurt, lemon juice and lemon zest and stir with a wooden spoon until combined.
  3. Scrape the seeds from both vanilla pods and add them to the batter.
  4. Grease a baking pan with oil and sugar and pour batter into it.
  5. Top with slivered almond and an extra dust of sugar.
  6. Bake at 150ºC for 50-55 minutes or until top looks golden and when you insert a toothpick in the center, it comes out clean.
  1. You can use any kind of yogurt: coconut, almond, etc.
  2. Any kind of milk will work here.
  3. The key to get a cake which is not gummy is to bake at a low temperature for a longer time, so don't heat the oven too much! Keep it at 150ºC for the whole time!
earthly taste

 Not that I feel like celebrating given the current events (aka me recklessly watching the Game of Thrones finale 2 days after my last maths exam when we all know it will take me at least one week to fully recover like NOOO MY HEART HURTS I JUST *enter 4 hours of me sobbing like a baby* I’M JUST DONE WITH THIS SHOW and from now on I’ll just watch Friends because at least I know that Joey makes it out alive :'( )


Anyway. Quickly reminder that… MY EBOOK IS FINALLY OUT YAY!! You can click on this link to see a preview and click on this one to buy a copy (thank you so much by the way! It means so much!). If you buy it before June the 18th you get a 20% discount with the code “HONEYAND20” 😉

Thanks again for all of your support!

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  • Reply Madeleine June 15, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    do you think I could make this with gluten free all purpose flour? Thank you!!

    • Reply Consuelo June 15, 2015 at 5:01 pm

      Hi Madeleine! The gf flour mix I used didn’t work for me, so I cannot vouch for that, sorry! 🙁 Let me know how it goes if you give it a go! xxx

  • Reply Andrea June 15, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    This looks amazing! What size baking pan did you use?

    • Reply Consuelo June 15, 2015 at 5:31 pm

      I doubled the quantities and used a big one for the one pictures since it was used to feed a lot of people.
      However, these quantities are aimed for a 9×13 pan 🙂 Although any pan would work in a pinch! (loaf, brownie pan, etc…) xxx

  • Reply aspoonfulofnature June 15, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    Tiene super buena pinta!! y parece esponjoso yummy

  • Reply superfitbabe June 15, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    Uh oh, I’d eat that entire cake!

  • Reply josefinetm June 16, 2015 at 9:50 am

    I desperately want to be a child again!!! Go away adult hood.
    Lovely cake – I’d love to eat a piece (or 5) right now

  • Reply shashi at runninsrilankan June 16, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    I’ll invent a time machine and go back with you and help you eat this cake! This looks too good not to be shared 😉

  • Reply whiskandshout June 18, 2015 at 1:43 am

    Love the lemon/almond/vanilla combo!

  • Reply Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness June 19, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    YES. I want to return adulthood too. I miss the days of getting “I’m a good tooth” stickers after my dentist appointments. And not paying bills..and…everything.
    I am going to eat 3 slices of this glorious cake to make myself feel better. DOING IT. Pinned!

  • Reply harrietemilys June 24, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Oh my gosh, Consuelo! This looks incredible! Lemon cake is my favourite, and this recipe sounds sooo delicious, I love all of the ingredients! I’ve never tried lemon with almond before. I’m so glad I just found your blog, it’s stunning!!!

    • Reply Consuelo June 24, 2015 at 1:10 pm

      Awwh thanks a million! xx

  • Reply Raquel June 28, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    Hola Consuelo 😀 una pregunta, yo tengo una batidora bastante potente que además tiene aspas para moler por lo que cualquier fruto seco lo convierte al final en polvo. Puedo hacer con almendras yo misma la harina o recomiendas que compre el paquete ? Gracias !!

    • Reply Consuelo June 28, 2015 at 4:50 pm

      Yo muchas veces hago harina de avellanas con la batidora porque no la encuentro por ninguna parte, así que supongo que con almendras funcionará igual 🙂 xx

  • Reply Mischelle June 30, 2015 at 10:37 am

    >.< I wanna make thissss right now.

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