Simple lemon coconut almond cake


Many individuals have tried this now and nobody thinks of it as a gluten free cake. It’s only a scrumptious cake! Love the coconut + lemon + almond meal mixture, and the springy, moist crumb. BONUS: Simply in regards to the quickest, best cake recipe I do know.

Slice of Lemon coconut almond cake

Lemon coconut almond cake

It is a cake that’s as delightfully straightforward to make as it’s scrumptious to eat. Simply put all the pieces in a bowl and blend! There’s no must whip softened butter or pull out your electrical beater.

It’s been likened to the fan favorite orange cake in texture – springy but with an interesting moistness about it. And the flavour! Adore, adore, adore the coconut lemon mixture. Thought swiped from my native espresso store the place I’ve been eyeing lemon coconut cake bars for years. That is my copycat.

I don’t truly know if theirs is gluten-free. Mine is, as a result of I’ve by no means come throughout a flour-based cake recipe with a crumb as moist as you may make utilizing almond meal.

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What you want for this lemon coconut almond cake

Right here’s what it’s essential to make this pretty cake:

Ingredients in Lemon coconut almond cake
  • Almond meal (aka floor almonds) – That is uncooked almonds which can be blitzed right into a effective powder. Simply discovered these days, bought within the dried fruit & nut part and well being meals part of grocery shops. Or make your individual by blitzing uncooked, unpeeled, unsalted almonds in a robust blender (I take advantage of a Vitamix) till it turns into a effective powder.

    Almond flour may also be used (not as frequent right here in Australia). It’s finer so offers the cake a barely fluffier texture and fewer almond flavour. Hazelnut meal may also be substituted although you’ll have pretty hazelnut flavour as an alternative of almond.

  • Butter – The fats on this recipe, offers it a ravishing buttery flavour.

  • Baking powder – That is what makes the cake rise.

  • Eggs – Ensure they’re at room temperature in order that they incorporate extra simply into the batter.

  • Coconut – Desiccated coconut which is finely shredded, unsweetened coconut. Normal shredded coconut (which is like effective strands) will work however you’ll get extra coconut texture within the cake. I don’t assume coconut flakes (shavings) will work on this cake, it’s not absorbent sufficient.

  • Sugar – Use caster / superfine sugar if you happen to can as a result of it’s finer so it should dissolve simpler. In any other case, common / granulated sugar can be utilized.

  • Vanilla extract – For flavour. To not be confused with synthetic vanilla essence which is…effectively, synthetic. So not as good!

  • Lemon – We’re solely utilizing the zest on this cake, for lovely lemon flavour. As a result of the zest is the place all of the lemon flavour is – the juice is generally simply bitter.

  • Flaked almonds – for sprinkling on the floor. Provides pretty texture to the cake, appears good and protects the floor from browning an excessive amount of. However you’ll be able to skip it you don’t have it!

  • Salt – Normal inclusion in most of my candy recipes lately. Only a contact, to convey out the flavours on this cake. Doesn’t make it salty!

The right way to make lemon coconut cake

Put all the pieces in a bowl and MIX! How good would life be if all baking recipes have been this straightforward??? (Although, my waistline begs to vary).

How to make Lemon coconut almond cake
  1. Soften the butter in a bowl utilizing your microwave.

  2. Moist elements – Whisk in all the opposite moist elements (eggs, vanilla, sugar – sure, sugar is taken into account a moist ingredient in baking as a result of it liquifies when blended with different moist elements).

  3. Dry elements – Whisk within the almond meal, coconut, baking powder, salt and zest.

  4. Pour it right into a 20cm/8″ lined spherical cake pan. DO NOT skip lining the pan! Even greasing very generously isn’t sufficient to cease it from sticking to the pan, regardless of how non-stick you assume your pan is. (As you might need guessed, I’m talking from first hand expertise right here).

  5. Bake 40 minutes – Sprinkle the floor with almonds then bake for 40 minutes at 180°C/350°F (160°C fan) or till a skewer inserted into the center comes out clear.

  6. Cool for 1 hour earlier than chopping to serve. I used to be a bit impatient in early variations and located that as a result of the cake is kind of moist, it will probably seem undercooked if you happen to lower it whereas nonetheless heat. (However it’s not undercooked, it simply appears that approach if you happen to lower whereas nonetheless sizzling!).

Lemon coconut almond cake fresh out of the oven

Serve it plain!

Whereas some desserts I like to recommend serving with a dollop of cream, ice cream or different such accompaniment, it is a cake that undoubtedly stands by itself two toes. Nice flavour (lemon + coconut with a touch of almond) with a really moist crumb which is nearly not possible to duplicate with flour-based desserts.

So it’s a terrific cake for taking locations – comparable to for a piece morning tea, ebook membership, faculty bake sale. Simply lower and serve. And those that are gluten-intolerant can get pleasure from it too. Although actually, don’t simply make this since you want a gluten-free cake. Make it as a result of it’s only a actually nice cake that occurs to be nearly one of many best, quickest cake recipes I do know. – Nagi x

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Slice of Lemon coconut almond cake

Simple Lemon Coconut Almond Cake

Servings10 – 12

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Recipe video above. Many individuals have tried this now and nobody thinks of it as a gluten free cake. It is only a scrumptious cake! Coconut and lemon is a stunning flavour mixture with the refined flavour of almond meal. Pretty springy, moist crumb just like the fan-favourite orange cake. Bonus: Simply in regards to the quickest, best cake recipe I do know!1 1/2 tsp of lemon zest mightn’t sound like a lot however the lemon flavour comes by means of simply the correct amount, in my view. 🙂


  • Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F (160°C fan). Grease a 20cm/8” spherical cake pan (or springform pan) with butter then line with paper.

  • Soften butter – Place the butter in a big microwavable bowl and soften within the microwave. Let cool for a few minutes.

  • Moist elements – Add egg, vanilla and sugar and whisk till mixed.

  • Dry elements – Add almond meal, salt, baking powder, coconut and lemon zest. Whisk till mixed.

  • Bake 40 minutes – Pour into pan. Sprinkle over almonds. Bake 40 minutes. Cool quarter-hour in pan then rigorously prove onto cooling rack.

  • Cool a minimum of 1 hour earlier than chopping slices to serve. Moist sufficient to serve plain – would not want cream or something!

Recipe Notes:

1. Almond meal is floor almonds, frequent ingredient used to make gluten free baked items with the bonus that it retains the crumb moist + has pretty flavour. Almond flour is finer and often made with peeled almonds however works as a direct substitute for almond meal. Hazelnut meal may also be used.
2. Sugar – Sub unusual/granulated white sugar, caster/superfine sugar is simply safer as a result of it’s finer = dissolves simpler. Be aware: This cake isn’t overly candy, 3/4 cup of sugar in a complete cake isn’t that a lot!
3. Almond flakes on the floor is non-compulsory. I initially added it to guard the floor a bit – with out, it’s deep golden. However I additionally like the additional texture and the way it appears. 🙂
4. Retains completely for five days – greatest within the fridge if it’s sizzling.
Diet per slice assuming 12 slices.

Diet Info:

Energy: 208cal (10%)Carbohydrates: 15g (5%)Protein: 3g (6%)Fats: 16g (25%)Saturated Fats: 10g (63%)Polyunsaturated Fats: 1gMonounsaturated Fats: 4gTrans Fats: 0.4gLdl cholesterol: 81mg (27%)Sodium: 73mg (3%)Potassium: 103mg (3%)Fiber: 1g (4%)Sugar: 13g (14%)Vitamin A: 392IU (8%)Vitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 34mg (3%)Iron: 1mg (6%)

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