This Lemon Cake is a wonderful light dessert that is perfect for any occasion.
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I have tried many recipes over the years and have found after changing things around a little, this one is really, really yummy. It’s not too sweet and not too tart. And No butter..yay!
It’s perfect for a snack with a cup of tea too. My favorite way to indulge. 🙂
Lemon Cake Recipe Ingredients
½ cup Coconut Oil (melted) or Olive Oil
¾ cup of honey
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
⅔ cup greek yogurt (regular low fat plain yogurt works too)
¼ cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoon lemon zest
1 ½ cup oat flour (you could also use all purpose or wheat flour)
¾ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
For the Icing
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 TBP milk of choice
1 teaspoon lemon juice (optional)
How to Make a Healthy Lemon Cake
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix together the oil, granulated sugar, eggs, yogurt, vanilla extract, lemon juice, and lemon zest.
In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and whisk together as you do.
Add the batter into a lightly greased 9 x 5 or 8 x 4 inch loaf pan.
Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean
Let cool for 10 minutes and remove from pan. Cool completely before icing.
Mix together confectioners sugar, milk and lemon juice (optional) for the icing.
Pour the icing over the cake.
Healthy Lemon Cake Recipe
- ½ cup coconut oil melted or Olive Oil
- ¾ cup honey or sugar
- 3 large eggs lightly beaten
- ⅔ cup greek yogurt regular low fat plain yogurt works too
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 ½ cup oat flour you could also use all purpose or wheat flour
- ¾ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
For the Icing
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- 1 tablespoon milk of choice
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix together the oil, granulated sugar, eggs, yogurt, vanilla extract, lemon juice, and lemon zest.
- In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
- Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and whisk together as you do.
- Add the batter into a lightly greased 9 x 5 or 8 x 4 inch loaf pan.
- Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean
- Let cool for 10 minutes and remove from pan. Cool completely before icing.
- Mix together confectioners sugar, milk and lemon juice (optional) for the icing.
- Pour over the cake.
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At that heat and cooking time, the top of the cake burned while it was still uncooked in the middle. The batter was also very luiqudy and it didn’t even turn out good in taste.
Can you give the calories and carbohydrates measures for this cake without the icing. A 10 year old baked this cake and I eat and loved it very much
Hi there, for a 1 inch thick slice it is 314 calories, 39 Carbs | 16 Fat | 3 Protein.
I am in the process of adding the nutritional information to all of my recipes. It may take me a while but I will get there 🙂
Thanks! !! This was the best!
I was looking for a healthy cake recipe and this turned up. The best part was using oats flour. I had never used it before. It turned out quite nice. Big thumps up. It’s quite healthy too. One question, if I want to skip eggs what can i add instead?
So, I made this cake exactly as the directions said. I used honey instead of sugar and King Arthur all purpose flour instead of oat flour. I put in a glass loaf pan as directed. My cake ended up over flowing all over the place. I pulled it out after 45 min. After it cooled down I cut off the burnt edges and got myself a slice. The cake inside tasted good but I’m concerned about what a hot mess it made. I’m wondering what went wrong. It doesn’t look nearly as pretty as yours. Hmmm…??
It was the regular flour Jana. You probably wouldn’t need any soda if you were using regular flower. Oat flour doesn’t rise as easy that’s why the recipe calls for soda and baking powder.
Yum! I juiced about 10 cups of lemon today and needed some ideas to use it. I doubled this recipe and added some ground ginger. It is delicious–thank you!
Wonderful! I love the ginger addition! I will have to try that for sure!