Lemon Cake

lemon cake

This week my flatmate came home from a trip away with lots of lemons! Naturally I had to do something with them, as they were just sitting there screaming at me “bake something.” As I have never really baked with lemons before I based my recipe off the Paleo Newbie’s lemon pound cake. I changed some ingredients and baked it in a flat cake tin rather than a loaf tin.


1 and 1/2 cups of almond flour

3 tablespoons of coconut flour

1 teaspoon of baking soda

1 teaspoon of baking powder

1/4 teaspoon of salt

Zest from 2 lemons

1/3 cup of lemon juice (squeezed from 2 lemons)

2 teaspoons of vanilla essence

3 eggs

1/3 cup of almond milk

1/3 cup of maple syrup

2 tablespoons of coconut oil (melted)

Shredded coconut for topping


Blend all dry ingredients together in your food processor or mix by hand

Add in wet ingredients and mix until well combined

Pour mixture into a lined baking tin

Bake at 180 for 25-30 minutes

Leave to cool 

Garnish with shredded coconut and serve with fresh cream/yoghurt.