Lemon Cake with Apple Blossoms

nan bday cake

You know you’re a “foodie” when you post multiple pictures of your cake creation and none of the guests at the party 😉 (Really that is more because I put my iPhone down when folks start arriving)

This post is a bit different from most of what you’ll find on my site. It isn’t raw or vegan but it is free of any artificial colors or flavors and gluten, too! It’s a birthday cake that my daughter dreamed up weeks prior to my mother’s birthday. We picked apple blossoms, juiced and zested lemons and sifted flour. It was truly a love explosion cake and when I posted pics on Facebook everyone PM’ed me for the recipe.

This is hands down the moistest and lightest gf cake I have ever tasted in my life. We even ate it cold out of the fridge for brekkie (yes!) and it was still soft and heavenly!

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Cake

1/2 lb unsalted butter

4 large eggs

2 cups coconut sugar

1/3 cup lemon, zest of, grated on microplane

3 cups all purpose Gluten Free flour

dash mineral salt

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

3/4 almond milk

1 teaspoon pure vanilla

 

Glaze

2 cups organic confectioners sugar

3 1/2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice

 

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Grease the bottom of a 9″ springform pan.

Cream butter, using paddle attachment, and 2 C coconut sugar in bowl of electric mixer until light and fluffy, approximately 5 minutes.

With mixer on medium speed, add eggs, 1 at a time, and the lemon zest

Sift together flour and salt into a bowl

In another bowl, combine 1/4 C lemon juice, almond milk and vanilla.

Alternately add flour and milk mixture to batter, beginning and ending with flour mixture.

Bake 40 – 45, until tester comes out clean.

When cake is done, cool 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Allow to fully cool.

Glaze: Combine confectioners’ sugar and lemon juice in a bowl, mixing with whisk until smooth.

Pour over the tops of the cakes and allow to drizzle down the sides.

Garnish with raspberries, lemon slices and apple blossoms.

nan bday cake candles

 

These are changes I made from the original recipe of wheat flour and included a lemon jelly. It is totally not even necessary IMHO. Click here for original recipe from Food.com

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