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Dairy free lemon pound cake slices on a plate next to a napkin and lemons.

Dairy Free Lemon Pound Cake

This dairy free lemon pound cake has the perfect amount of citrus flavor, and is perfect for brunch or dessert.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy free lemon pound cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 10 slices
Calories 383 kcal
Author Dairy Free for Baby


For the pound cake:

  • 1 cup dairy free butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • cup extra creamy oat milk

For the lemon glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ tablespoon extra creamy oat milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang off both sides, and grease the pan well.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, and lemon zest until light and fluffy, using either a stand mixer or hand mixer.
  3. Add the lemon juice and eggs and continue mixing, until light and fluffy again.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, and add the oat milk as well. Stir until just combined.
  6. Pour the batter into the loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 to 55 minutes, or until a toothpick pulls out clean from the center.
  7. Let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then use the parchment paper overhang to lift the cake and place on a metal cooling rack. Let cool completely.
  8. While the cake is cooling, prepare the glaze: Mix the powdered sugar, lemon juice, and oat milk in a small mixing bowl.
  9. When the cake is cool, pour the glaze over the top and let it spread over the cake. Wait a few minutes for the glaze to set, then dig in and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

  • For dairy free butter, I recommend Country Crock plant butter sticks with avocado or Earth balance soy-free sticks.


Nutrition analysis (approximate per slice): 383 calories, 19.5 g fat, 6 g saturated fat, 335 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 32 g sugar, 4 g protein, Vitamin D: 2%, Calcium: 5%, Iron: 7%, Potassium: 1%