vegan lemon pistachio bundt cake
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This Vegan Lemon Pistachio Bundt Cake is soft, moist, and perfectly sweet! Pair with a hot cup of tea for an indulgent afternoon snack.
Recipe type: Cakes
Serves: 12
  • *for the cake*
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed + 6 tbsp water
  • zest of 2 lemons
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup vegan butter, at room temperature
  • ⅓ cup nondairy yogurt {I used Silk soy yogurt}
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp lemon extract
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • ⅓ cup nondairy milk
  • ⅓ cup fresh lemon juice (about 3 lemons)
  • ½ cup chopped pistachios
  • *for the glaze*
  • 2 tbsp nondairy milk
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar (more or less as needed)
  • to serve - ¼ cup crushed pistachios
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a bundt pan with baking spray with flour, or grease and flour the pan. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, mix up the ground flaxseed and water and set aside to thicken.
  3. In a large bowl, zest the two lemons. Add in the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and vegan butter. Use a whisk and combine until butter has been incorporated and mixture looks sandy.
  4. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, mix together your flaxseed mixture with the lemon juice, nondairy milk, oil, yogurt, lemon extract, almond extract, and vanilla extract. Whisk together.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, and gently mix to combine. Finally, add in your ½ cup of pistachios.
  6. Transfer cake batter to your prepared loaf pan, and bake in preheated oven for 40-45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. If the top seems to be browning too quickly, cover the cake with a piece of foil as it finishes cooking.
  7. When the cake is cooked through, let it cool to room temperature in the pan, then transfer to a serving plate or rack to finish cooling off.
  8. While the cake cools, prepare the glaze. Add your milk and vanilla to a small bowl and add the powdered sugar, a spoonful at a time, until a thick glaze forms. Make it a bit thicker than you think you need - it will melt a bit when it hits the warm cake! Think Elmer's glue consistency. When ready to serve, drizzle the glaze on top of your cake. Sprinkle on additional pistachios. Slice up and enjoy!
Recipe by The Baking Fairy at