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glazed lemon cake loaf with two slices cut on a white plate

Healthy Lemon Cake Recipe

This Healthy Lemon Cake is a wonderful light dessert that is perfect for any occasion. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 9
Calories 359kcal


  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted or Olive Oil
  • 3/4 cup honey or sugar
  • 3 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 2/3 cup greek yogurt regular low fat plain yogurt works too
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 cup oat flour you could also use all purpose or wheat flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 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.


Nutritional information listed above is without the icing.


Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 190mg | Potassium: 184mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1.2mg