Lemon Cake

Recipe Details:

This lemon cake has become a favorite of my friends and family. It is the 'go-to' birthday cake, and it rarely lasts a day. No one ever dubs it 'that gluten free cake' or 'that egg free cake' or 'that milk free cake', even though it's all of the above. Don't skip the step of sifting the confectioner's sugar on the glaze, or you will get lumps. Still edible lumps, but not as pretty. If you haven't heard about my HazelCream milk substitute, please check out our video for the super simple instructions. This product is designed to be a one-to-one milk substitute, and it really works!

TOTAL TIME: 130 - 200 mins

ACTIVE: 35 min

INACTIVE: 95 - 145 min

Makes 12 - 16 servings

SERVING: one slice

Equipment List

  • Bundt pan
  • Mixer
  • Various bowls
  • Wisk, lemon zester


Cake batter

  • ¾ cup + 1 Tbs non-dairy milk (Cheri’s HazelCream recommended)
  • 2 Tbs lemon juice
  • 337.5 grams of gfJules Gluten Free All Purpose Flour (2.5
  • cups)
  • 1 Tbs baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cups non-dairy butter
  • 1 ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbs lemon zest
  • ¼ cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 Tbs vinegar (apple cider or white)

Cake glaze

  • 1 ½ cups sifted confectioner’s sugar
  • 3 Tbs lemon juice
  • 1 Tbs lemon zest

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Mise En Place

Gather all the Ingredients.

Stir together milk and lemon juice. Set aside.

Stir together baking soda and vinegar. Set aside.

Lemon cake ingredients

Prep Ingredients

Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt in a large mixing bowl.

Oil & flour the bundt pan.

Preheat over to 350F.

mixing cake batter

Combine 1

In an electric mixer, whip butter and sugar for 6 minutes.

Add in vanilla & lemon zest.

Sugar and Butter

Combine 2

Add apple sauce, mix.

Add half the flour mixture, mix.

Add soda and vinegar, mix.

Add remaining flour mixture, mix.

Mix ingredients

Combine 3

Add milk and lemon juice, mix.

Do a final mix until batter is smooth.

Pour into pan, smooth out the top.

Mix in milk


Baking time varies depending on your pan:

Small loaf pan – 30 mins

Large loaf pan – 75 mins

Bundt pan – 60 mins

The cake is done when a toothpick comes out clean.

Batter in bundt


Gently remove cake from bundt pan.

Let cool.

Cool cake


Whisk together icing ingredients.

Pour over cake.


Pour icing

The 2 Cooks can happily recommend the following ingredient suppliers to you in preparing this recipe:

gfjules All Purpose Gluten Free Flour

Try Cheri's HazelCream- its great to bake with

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