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Healthier Lemon Olive Oil Cake (Gluten Free)

The flavor and texture of this lemon cake will mesmerize you.

We couldn’t get over how delicious and simple to make this lemon olive oil cake was. This one is definitely going on my list of desserts to make for a family party or friends get together. Its a really crowd pleaser and even the kids really enjoyed it.

We used almond flour and coconut flour hear for a more nutrient dense combination. The lemon flavor really comes through thanks to the good amount of juice and zest. I also love using olive oil in make desserts because it is definitely and healthier for you ingredient.

healthy lemon olive oil cake

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healthy lemon olive oil cake


Healthier Lemon Olive Oil Cake

Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 30 minutes Total Time 35 minutes

Servings 8
Calories 269kcal
Author Stella


  • 6 inch cake pan


  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ¾ cups almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Optional Lemon Glaze:

  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1-2 tbs lemon juice

*You can also skip the Glaze and garnish the cake with Powdered Sugar instead.

    US Customary – Metric


    • Preheat oven to 350℉. Line a 6 inch cake pan or spring form pan with parchment paper.
    • In one bowl, whisk together the lightly beaten eggs, olive oil, maple syrup, lemon juice, zest and vanilla until smooth. Add in the almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt until a thick dough forms. Transfer it to your prepared cake pan and press down gently with a small rubber spatula until the top is smooth and flat. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to set in pan for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack, remove parchment and allow to fully cool before topping with powdered sugar or Lemon Glaze. I also like to garnish with extra lemon zest on top!


    Nutritional Info is for CAKE ONLY (does not include Glaze or Powdered Sugar toppings)


    Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.004g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 193mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 1mg