Elderflower has the most amazing smell, its sweet and creamy!

I collected a lot of elderflower and decided to do something different and add the flowers to my favourite vegan cake! It worked great – It has a gentle sweet flavour and looks really pretty!

Vegan Elderflower Lemon Cake

Delish Summer dessert!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Cuisine Foraging, Plant Based


  • baking tray 10cm x 21cm



  • 1 ½ cups plain flour
  • 1 tsp bakingn powder
  • 3 tbsp xylitol
  • ½ cup oil olive oil or rapeseed oil
  • ¾ cup plant-based milk
  • lemon juice of a half lemon 
  • 2 tbsp elderflower heads

Elderflower drizzle:

  • 1 tbsp grounded xylitol
  • ½ tsp boiling water
  • 1 tsp elderflower heads 


  • Preheat oven to 180°C
  • In a bowl mix the flour, baking powder and xylitol together.
  • In a separate bowl whisk the oil, plant-based milk and lemon juice.
  • Add the liquid mix to dry mix and combine.
  • Add elderflower heads and mix gently.
  • Pour into a lined loaf tin and bake at 180C for about 40 minutes
  • Use the cake tester to check if the cake is fully baked. When its ready take it out and prepare the elderflower drizzle. 
  • To make the elderflower drizzle mix the grounded xylitol with the boiling water, add the elderflower heads and pour it over the cake.


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Keyword baking, comfort food, delicious, diary-free dessert, easy baking, vegan cake