Blackberry Lemon Cake

blackberry lemon cake //

I knew you were coming so I baked a cake. Wasn’t that nice of me? I don’t think that’s how the song goes, but as I write this post, I can’t get it out of my mind. All I can think about is that song… and cake. And how I wish the leftovers of this one were still around.

Lemon cake is one of my favorite things (surprise, surprise). I’m usually too lazy to make cakeΒ and frosting, but I’ve been obsessed with coconut cream. This time I added a few drops of lemon oil into it, and I just have to tell you… it really, well, took the cake.

blackberry lemon cake // blackberry lemon cake // I also posted this yesterday on Style Me Pretty Living.

blackberry lemon cake
Serves: serves 4-6
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1 cup spelt flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted
  • juice and zest of one lemon (equalling ¼ cup juice)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
blackberry topping:
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • pinch of salt
coconut cream frosting:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 6" round cake pan or equivalent.
  2. In a medium bowl, sift together all dry ingredients except for the sugar.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the almond milk, sugar, coconut oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, lemon oil and vanilla. Gradually add in your dry ingredients, whisking together each addition.
  4. Pour the batter into your baking pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out nearly clean.
  5. While the cake cools, mix together the blackberries, sugar, and a pinch of salt. Using your hands or a fork, gently mash some of the berries. Set aside.
  6. Once the cake is cool, frost & top with the blackberries.
Note: This cake is on the crumbly side since it has no egg. For best cohesion, let it cool completely before digging in.

This cake is best served same-day otherwise the coconut cream melts (at room temp). If you intend to keep it longer, make smaller cakes, store the frosting separately in the fridge and frost as you're ready to eat.

If you make this, let us see! Tag your photo with #loveandlemons on Instagram.


  1. Kelly from on said:

    This looks absolutely amazing! πŸ™‚

  2. So nice of you to bake us a cake! haha I love lemon in cakes too and this recipe is lovely!

  3. Elen from on said:


  4. Erika from on said:

    I just adore your photos. This is gorgeous! And so perfect for summer πŸ™‚

  5. claudia from on said:

    I’ll be right over! I’ll bring the ice cream πŸ™‚

  6. Emma from on said:

    I’m gonna make these in minis! Lemon, blackberry and coconut cream sounds divine.

  7. Blackberry and lemon is such a great combo. Love the use of coconut cream as the frosting!

  8. Tieghan from on said:

    Well, thank you! This cake is gorgeous!

  9. Those blackberries look wonderful – darn you up there in the northern hemisphere! I bet this is delicious, and beautifully photographed.

  10. Sophie from on said:

    Oh my word. Asbotootly loverly.

  11. Lemons go with cake like bread goes with butter. At least I think so. πŸ™‚

  12. Lily @ Life, Love, and Cupcakes on said:

    Your pictures are gorgeous!! I’ve been loving lemon even more than usual lately and this sounds fabulous!

  13. Katie Brigstock from on said:

    Your photos are just gorgeous! such great inspiration. xxx

  14. This looks incredible! Wow! I love eating vicariously through your photos πŸ™‚ keep up the vegan cakes! Those are the one thing that I always have a problem with making vegan, I’m really trying to up my recipe collection πŸ™‚

  15. Amanda from on said:

    Yuuummmm that looks and sounds absolutely wonderful.

  16. Kasey from on said:

    What a beauty! Cakes topped with cream and berries happen to be my favorite, thank you!

  17. Alexe from on said:

    I think my friend made this same recipe for dessert last night, and it was out of sight. Thanks for your gorgeous pictures too, they really inspire me to get cookin’!

  18. Yum! I also love lemon cake, and topping it with the coconut cream sounds like an excellent idea. This will be a perfect recipe to bake before summer is over!

  19. Oh yum! This looks so beautiful and summery! And easy too! I would love to make it! (:

  20. Pop Chef from on said:

    Thanks for sharing the recipe. It seems so delicious and it’s simple to make. Good post.

  21. Akhila on said:

    I was wondering if I could mix in some fresh blackberries into the batter.

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