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Luscious Vegan Lemon Blueberry Cake

Chocolate vegan cakes are easy. Finding a vegan white or yellow cake that doesn't taste like slightly sweet but dry cornbread is a lot harder. Until now! This recipe produces a light, moist, very flavorful cake that will become a favorite, and the basis for endless desserts.

I have been baking cakes since I was about 9, and baking and decorating cakes since I was 16. I worked a local grocery store bakery and several years later, started my own wedding and cake decorating company, and even briefly had my very own bakery in Fayetteville, TN. So I KNOW how to bake a good cake. A cake containing tasty animal bits that is.

Fast-forward to now, and I've been plant-based for almost 4 years. I've never labeled myself as vegan because there are times that I allow myself to consume some dairy, usually in the form of cheese, often as a matter of convenience or if I'm eating out and I simply can't avoid the dairy or the kind waitperson hasn't listened completely to my request to "leave off the cheese". Or, if I'm on a hot date with my hunky husband and we're at a winery that has the BEST pizza in the mid-South (but I'm digressing).

As a plant-based baker, I absolutely SUCK. No exaggeration. I simply cannot get anything to turn out right (except for that one carrot cake recipe I tried that every single member of my family LOVED and still talks about - now where did I find that recipe and why didn't I add it to my recipe box? Dang it!!) I'm so bad, in fact, that I'd almost given up on baking altogether. I do have good success with vegan chocolate cakes but a white or yellow cake? Forget it. Until now.

Oh, em GEE this recipe is amazing! I stumbled on it on Instagram. The picture of the cake was so very pretty and I absolutely love blueberries, and lemon is a great flavor for just about anything so I worked up the courage to try the recipe and it was an absolute winner. So without further ado, below is my take on Bianca Zapatka's Lemon Blueberry Cake.

(Make sure you get a whole bag of lemons when you shop for your ingredients because you are going to need a lot of them!)