Before dinner or after noon? I couldn’t decide. If you’re looking for a no-fuss cake, here it is. Mix it up by hand in about 10 minutes.
The mellow zing of Meyer lemon is worth seeking out. If you can’t find Meyers, use regular lemons. They’re more tart, so make adjustments as needed.
Easy recipe for moist and delicious gluten free lemon cake. Great plain or topped with a simple glaze and sparkling lemon chips. Layers of Meyer lemon flavor subtly enhance this sublime cake. A sorghum flour blend works well, but use whatever all-purpose blend you like.
- 1 1/4 cups bread flour blend
- 1 cup sugar
- 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon guar gum
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup lemon Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste
- 2 teaspoons Meyer lemon zest
- 1.5 tablespoons Meyer lemon juice
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- Meyer lemon chips for garnish
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9" cake pan with parchment or grease the pan and dust with sorghum flour.
In a large bowl combine: sorghum flour blend, sugar, baking powder, guar gum, and salt. Set aside.
In a large cup combine: eggs, yogurt, olive oil, vanilla and lemon zest.
Add liquid ingredients to dry and blend thoroughly. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until tester inserted remains mostly clean.
For glaze, blend lemon juice with powdered sugar. Pour over warm cake. Garnish with Meyer lemon chips.
Store extra cake frozen to defrost as needed. I'm thinking cake balls, but enough about my problems.
If you squint, lemon chips look a bit like gold medals. Let’s Lunch (a virtual potluck) celebrates the 2014 Olympic spirit. Check out all the winning posts rounded up by Mai from Cooking in the Fruit Bowl.
Anne Marie’s Sochi Sliders (and a super cute photo of her carrying the torch from the 2002 Olympics) at Sandwich Surprise (make gf buns with caraway seeds and ground coriander added for Russian flair)
Betty Ann’s Ham-Pineapple Garlic Rice in honor of Filipino Olympic athletes at Asian in America
Cheryl’s Solyanka at A Tiger in the Kitchen
Grace’s snowboarding adventures and her Coconut Hot Chocolate with Kahula at HapaMama
Linda’s Guinness Ice Cream in honor of the Jamaican bobsled team at Spicebox Travels (use Green’s Discovery or whatever gf beer you like)
Lisa’s Hot Borscht and the story behind this twist on a traditional Russian favorite at Monday Morning Cooking Club
Lucy’s Russian Tea (and cheer for her hometown girl Elena Meyers) at A Cook and Her Books