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Keto Lemon Drizzle Loaf Cake
This deliciously light sponge is a low carb take on a classic lemon drizzle cake.
Xylitol replaces sugar in both the cake and to create a perfectly crunchy lemon infused topping.
Made with ground almonds, the batter is blended in a food processor until perfectly smooth creating a fluffy yet moist cake.
Perfect with afternoon tea!
Beverages Almond Milk Unsweetened Shelf Stable
Almond Meal Finely Ground by Simple Truth
Pure Vanilla Extract Gluten Free by Mccormick
Sliced Almonds by Mariani
Lemon Juice Raw
1 lemon yields
Lemon Peel Raw
Xylitol by Now
Step 1Preheat the oven to 340 degrees Fahrenheit and line a loaf tin with baking paper.
Step 2Add the ground almonds to a large mixing bowl with the baking soda and salt. Stir to combine.
Step 3Bring the butter to room temperature to ensure it is soft and add to a mixing bowl with 5 tablespoons of xylitol.
Step 4Cream the butter and xylitol together to a smooth paste and add the eggs and vanilla extract. Beat together well to combine until smooth (you can do this by hand or in a mixer).
Step 5Add the dried ingredients to a food processor along with the wet ingredients, the almond milk, half the lemon juice and all of the zest. Blend on low to create a smooth cake batter.
Step 6Pour the batter into the lined cake tin and smooth over so that the top is level.
Step 7Transfer to the oven to bake for 40-45 minutes until cooked through by testing the center with a tooth pick – this should come out clean.
Step 8Leaving the cake in its tin, add ¼ cup of xylitol and the rest of the lemon juice to a small bowl and mix to combine.
Step 9Use a skewer to pierce multiple wholes across the top of the cake, about halfway down into the sponge. Pour the lemon and xylitol mixture over the top of the warm cake.
Step 10Scatter the cake with sliced almonds and remove from the tin to cool completely before serving.
MollymaeBrown 3 months ago
I enjoyed a piece of this with clotted cream, sugar free raspberry jelly and lemon tea. I know the points are a little high with what I added but it’s a treat and I drank my tea in a pretty tea cup and saucer sitting on my patio watching the blue birds.
UnbelievableCauliflower659017 4 months ago
Is almond meal flour? I live in the UK and the ingredient names are often referenced differently. Thanks
ExcellentArugula802200 4 months ago
Almond meal and almond flour are the same. You’re good to use almond flour instead
Foodie43 a year ago
This cake was the star of the evening 😋, thank you!
Annggie a year ago
Amazing,my fav 🍋 🥮
StellarRadish175858 a year ago
Nomes 2 years ago
Not a fan. Too eggy for me. Thanks for the recipe though.
Cindy 9 months ago
‘Too eggy’ is what I dread with keto cakes/bread. Thanks
Jlcrevier 2 years ago
Bev 2 years ago
Just made it absolutely delicious!!
KarenLuvsKeto4success 2 years ago
Wonderful treat. I followed a few other suggestions and reduced the sweeteners by about 1/3 and doubled the amount of lemon. It is delicious.
Pam 2 years ago
I used confectioners Erythritol- worked great I also added 1/4 c oat fiber , 5 large eggs (didn’t have medium eggs)and extra lemon juice as I ♥️ Lemon. I used a buttered and oat fiber dusting on a Bundt pan and it worked beautifully WOW- HAPPINESSES
Slarouche 2 years ago
Can I use monkfruit instead of xylitol?
Jc 2 years ago
What is the difference between xylitol sweetener and xylitol
Jemzy 2 years ago
I figured the xylitol for the cake has the consistency of normal cane sugar, but the xylitol for the icing is more powdered. I used powdered erythritol (NKD Living from Amazon) if that helps
kathyyax52ea 2 years ago
Be careful that your puppy does not eat this bc Xylitol is poison for dogs. Cost me $450 at Vet emergency when my puppy ate entire pack of gum containing Xylitol! I got rid of the Xylitol in my house.
AnaO7373 2 years ago
Thanks for the heads up! It’s very good to know.
Jenkittycat 2 years ago
Amazing!! I used more lemons as I like the taste
Mariemulholland 2 years ago
Just hoping to clarify. You note 5 T xylitol and then 1/4 c xylitol by now. These are the same thing, correct? And is almond flour ok to use instead of almond meal? Has anyone tried coconut flour? Thanks for your help. Sounds amazing
Teresa T 64 2 years ago
Coconut flour only need 1/4 of the total weight of almond flour and slightly more fluid
Montse 2 years ago
I have tried coconut flour, made the cake too dry.
Madihari 2 years ago
Yum!! I used the whole lemon in the batter and another in the drizzle. I like more lemon zing!
AwesomeKale 2 years ago
I want to try this but what’s happens if I can’t find the exact same as they ask for ?
Denver1978 2 years ago
Super yummy. I ended up added more lemon juice to the top bc I love the taste.
Faiza 2 years ago
This was good.. I made cupcakes by this recipe.. looked nice
Erin_Bretherick 2 years ago
It is a very nice flavor but I think next time I may skip the lemon drizzle. Too sweet for me.
Natasha 77 2 years ago
Easy recipe to follow, the texture of the cake was so light and fluffy. Tastes amazing!
Claireeden 3 years ago
Hi Can you use cocnut mik rather than almond milk? (The one in the carton not in the tin)
Natasha 77 2 years ago
I used coconut milk in mine, I thought it was good