Monday, October 10, 2011

Vegan MoFo: Lemon Lemon everywhere

One of my earliest memories as a little girl is sitting under our tangerine tree eating them to my hearts content.  And so began my love with citrus.  A few years later we moved to another house and boy was I happy to find we had a lemon tree!   The fruits weren't to tart and you could eat them like an orange.  They were rarely tart.  My sister and I would eat these lemons like there was no tomorrow.  They were so delicious.  The skins were really thick and the lemon was a little sweeter than any I've had since.  How I wish I could get my hands on some of those lemons.

This month citrus season starts in California.  Every time I see the abundance of citrus it puts a smile on my face.  I can't wait to make lots of citrus treats this year.

I've made quite a few tasty treats from The Joy of Vegan Baking.  I saw one for a Lemon Bundt Cake and knew I had my next recipe.

Right out of pan

Not only was there plenty of lemon in the cake recipe but there was also a lemon sauce that just put this cake over the top.  It had rind and lemon juice in it.  YUM!

Lemon Sauce

This cake was airy and lemony (surprise).   I didn't have a feeling of eating something really heavy after finishing the piece.  Perfect balance!  It was a nice change from the muffins and cookies I'd been bringing into work.  

Glazed cake

Judging by the empty plate I found I'd say it was a hit with my co-workers.  Phew another success with vegan treats at work.

What are some of your favorite ways to use lemon?


  1. What a pretty cake! I liked reading about your childhood memories. We have several fruit trees, and I'm hoping they'll cultivate fond memories for my children, too.

  2. I love lemony baked goods and your bundt cake looks fantastic.

    I hope you enjoy Vegan Soul Kitchen!

  3. Yay citrus season! I can't wait for shasta golden nugget mandarins to be at the farmers market. :)

  4. i've never lived anywhere where citrus has a season. it's hard for me to even imagine picking a lemon straight from a tree, but it sounds divine.

  5. I love lemon anything, so excuse me while I drool over this cake for a bit. Picking citrus right from the tree sounds amazing. I'd like to get the chance to do that someday.

  6. I recently bought myself a bunt pan & I've only made a chocolate one so far. I think this'll have to be next.

  7. Yum, that sure looks tasty. My favorite way to eat lemons are in the form of a tart or maybe in a lemon coconut loaf. Lemon + coconut = perfection.

  8. I've been wanting to make this to recover from the maple bundt disaster last Thanksgiving. I will have to give it a try soon.

  9. i have to get a bundt pan.. so many amazing bundt recipes.. and a lemon one is always a keeper!
    Richa @ Hobby And More Food Blog