Thursday, January 30, 2014

Almond Flour Lemon Cake Recipe

Almond Flour Lemon Cake Recipe



Lemons and baking. Is there any better combination? Think about your favorite baked treat or a delicious meal you've had lately. Anytime you ask "What's that I'm tasting" nearly every time the response is "Lemon!"

Yes, whether it's pies, pastries, cakes, or cookies, nothing makes a sweet dessert even better like the tangy, sweet taste of lemon! So you can imagine how excited I was when I found this delicious cake recipe, focused specifically on, well, lemons! Even better, it uses our amazing Blanched Almond Flour! I pulled the original recipe from josefbrandenburg.com and knew I had to share it with you. It's completely gluten-free and has a sugar free option if you choose to substitute our granular erythritol for the sugar. Either way, you simply can't pass on this one. Grab some lemons from grandma's old lemon tree and let's get baking Almond Flour Lemon Cake!



Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups Honeyville Blanched Almond Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
Dash of Salt
Lemon zest form 1 lemon
2 tsp Lemon Juice
1/2 cup Butter, softened
4 oz Cream Cheese
1 cup Sugar
5 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla

Lemon Frosting:
4 Tbsp Butter, softened
Juice of 1 Lemon
1 1/2 cups Powdered Sugar

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, cream cheese, and sugar together with an electric hand mixer until smooth. Add eggs, vanilla, almond flour, baking powder, salt, lemon zest, and lemon juice and mix until a smooth batter forms.


Pour batter in a greased 9-inch cake pan and bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Place cake on cooling rack and allow to cool for 15 minutes, then remove from pan and cool on rack for an additional hour.



While cake is cooling, begin your frosting. Combine butter, lemon juice, and powdered sugar, and mix together until a soft frosting forms.

Frost cooled cake, slice up and serve.

This cake bakes up so moist and delicious, you won't believe it's gluten-free! The sweet taste of lemon is packed in every slice, and the lemon frosting is the perfect addition to this already delicious treat! Bake this up for a tasty after-dinner dessert, or for a simple family get-together. This is everything you've wanted in a lemon dessert, and the whole thing is gluten-free! Did we mention that already?


Lemons and baking, they've never tasted so good!