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Gluten-free Delicious Lemon Cakes Recipe

Gluten Free Delicious Lemon Cakes

Credit: Danielle Minnebo

A long lazy lunch is not complete without something sweet to finish. These lemon cakes are very simple to make and a healthier version than the traditional ones.

Makes: 12



  • 100g butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup coconut palm sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 200g blanched almond meal
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • zest & juice 1 lemon
  1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Grease and line 12-hole muffin tray.
  2. Add butter, coconut palm sugar and lemon zest to bowl. Beat together until mixture is light and fluffy.
  3. Add 1 egg and continue to beat until combined. Add second egg and beat until combined.
  4. Add almond meal, baking powder and lemon juice. Gently mix together to smooth batter.
  5. Spoon mixture into each mould and bake for 20 mins until golden brown. Allow to cool before serving.



Danielle Minnebo

Danielle is a university-qualified nutritionist, a passionate home cook and founder of Food to Nourish. Danielle’s love affair with cooking started at a very young age in the kitchen where she was taught to cook by her mother. Danielle is passionate about helping people form a better understanding of nutrition and a healthier relationship with the food they eat. In fact, she’s on a mission to help spread the real food message to as many people as possible. Throughout her work as a nutritionist, Danielle’s basic principles have always come back to how we cook and prepare our food. She believes it really is as simple as combining wholefood ingredients in the right way to create tasty dishes that are nutrient-dense and full of flavour.