Almond Lemon and Rhubarb Cake – Vegan

I’ve been making so many cakes recently! Thank goodness I’m living with my sister and her family so I have many mouths to eat them.

Today’s is a lovely almond and lemon cake topped with seasonal rhubarb and its so good – fluffy and moist at the same time and not too sweet. The rhubarb cooks perfectly on top (remember to slice it to make it thinner), becomes soft and is a nice little slightly sharp contrast to the sweet cake.

I love it with some creamy oatgurt in the afternoon or for breakfast.

I hope you love it as much as we do.

Much love, Niki xxx

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  8-12 servings
  15 minutes preparation time
  45 minutes cook time


For the cake;

  • 300 ml almond milk
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 130ml light olive oil 
  • 245g self raising flour 
  • 125g ground almonds 
  • 115g caster sugar
  • Zest 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate


  • 3 sticks rhubarb
  • 2 tsp caster sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C
  2. In a bowl, stir the milk, cider vinegar, vanilla and oil.
  3. In a separate bowl, add the flour, sugar, baking powder, ground almond, and lemon zest. Stir to combine.
  4. Now add in the liquid to the dry mix. Stir thoroughly to combine.
  5. Pour the mixture into a lined loose bottomed cake tin.
  6. Slice the rhubarb in half lengthways and then into aprox 2 inch slices, top the cake mix and press in a little.
  7. Sprinkle with sugar.
  8. Now place into the oven to bake for roughly 40-45 minutes or until the middle in cooked. Check by inserting a tooth pick into the middle – if it comes out clean it’s cooked.
  9. Once baked, remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
  10. Keep cake in the fridge. 

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  3. Plant Lover on May 16, 2021 at 6:49 am

    This is excellent. Absolutely delicious! Thank you x

    • Niki on May 20, 2021 at 7:53 pm

      Wonderful, so happy you like!
      Love, Niki xx

  4. Rae Aflatooni on May 13, 2021 at 4:16 am

    This looks incredible. Even as a food blogger, I have never cooked or baked with rhubarb. How crazy is that!? I’ll have to get some from the Farmer’s Market this weekend to make this recipe!

    • Niki on May 20, 2021 at 7:53 pm

      Hey lovely!
      he he I hear you.
      Hope you enjoyed xxx

  5. Anya on May 3, 2021 at 3:58 am

    This cake is incredible! I’m so glad I gave you a follow on Instagram because now every day I see your recipes and they look sooo good and I’m inspired to make them. I saw this and immediately asked my mom to buy rhubarb, only to realize when I was in the middle of making it that I didn’t have self-rising flour. So I just used all purpose and added an extra 1 1/2 tsp baking powder, and it worked totally fine. OMG it came out delicious!!! So fluffy and the perfect amount of sweet, with an amazing tartness from the rhubarb. Definitely making this again!

    • Niki on May 4, 2021 at 4:54 pm

      Hi Anya
      Fantastic! And good tip with the flour.

      Sending love, Niki xxx

    • Chantale on May 17, 2021 at 9:42 pm

      Oh wow! This is delicious!!! Thank you.

      • Niki on May 20, 2021 at 7:52 pm

        So happy you like!
        Much love, Niki xx

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