Lemon sesame seeds loaf cake

This plum cake is so fluffy and flavourful. The delicate taste of lemon goes so well with the strong taste of sesame seeds.

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And how pretty does the pink glaze look? To make it, I just combined some lemon juice with a dash of blood orange juice.

Lemon sesame seeds loaf cake

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Author: Yukiko Tanzi @foodie.yuki


Dry ingredients

  • 300 grams spelt flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Wet ingredients

  • 200 ml oat milk
  • 80 grams agave
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1 1/1 organic lemons, juice and peel
  • 120 ml sunflower seeds oil
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp balck sesame seeds

Ingredients for the frosting

  • 50 grams vegan cream cheese
  • 70 grams powdered sugar *
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 Tbsp blood orange juice


Make the plum cake

  • Preheat oven to 180° C degrees.
  • In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients.
  • In another bowl, combine lemon juice,soy milk and oil. 
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Pour the batter in a greased loaf pan (25x11cm).
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes ot until a toothpick comes out clea.
  • Let the plum cake cool down completely before frosting.

Make the frosting

  • In a small bowl, combine lemon and orange juice with powdered sugar. Add the cream cheese and whisk until smooth.


*To make the recipe completely refined sugar-free, replace powdered sugar with agave. You’ll get a thinner frosting.

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