This was okay. The texture was right (which is a pretty big feat in vegan baking), but the quantity of baking soda gave the cake a "soapy" taste (as baking soda is wont to do). I made the recipe exactly as written, and I appreciated the clear, accurate instructions. We probably won't make this again unless I can come up with a way of reducing the baking soda or better masking its flavor; maybe increasing the lemon flavor would help. Thanks for the attempt, Seebee.
What a wonderfully moist and luscious cake! I needed a cake recipe that was non-dairy, non-chocolate, and non-nutty, because I was having a party with friends who have a whole slew of food allergies, and it was one friend's 37th birthday. So I used your lemon cake recipe, and it was well-loved. I did alter it slightly. First, I didn't put the poppyseeds in - yup, someone's allergic to that too! - and I substituted some marmalade instead. I also made a glaze out of 2 cups powdered sugar, 6 tbs lemon juice, plus some store-bought cake decorations. I used fresh lemons for the recipe. My friend whose birthday it was - he was really happy with his cake!