Looking for a delicious gluten-free treat? Our Gluten Free Lemon Drizzle Cake is a must try! This delicious cake has a unique twist that will pleasantly surprise you. The secret ingredient that keeps it incredibly juicy is none other than mashed potatoes! Yes, you heard it right – mashed potatoes! This unexpected addition gives the cake an irresistibly fluffy texture and ensures that every bite tastes heavenly. Garnished with a squeeze of zesty lemon, it’s a touch of zesty deliciousness that’s sure to impress. Enjoy a piece of this gluten-free deliciousness today!
- 200 g butter, soft
- 200g golden powdered sugar
- 4 eggs
- 175g ground almonds (to make it nut-free, see below)
- 250g mashed potatoes
- Zest 3 lemons
- 2 tsp gluten-free baking powder (Supercook makes one)
- 4 tbsp granulated sugar
- Juice 1 lemon
If you have one, use a potato ricer to mash
your potatoes; there will be a fantastic light
and fine texture.Make it nut-free
If you would like to make this nut free too
Wheat-free, substitute ground almonds
Polenta or wheat-free flour.
- Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/gas 4.
- Butter and line a deep, round cake tin (20cm).
- Mix sugar and butter until mixture is light and fluffy.
- Gradually add the egg, stirring after each addition.
- Fold in the almonds, cold mashed potatoes, lemon zest and baking powder.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and level the lid.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the cake is golden brown and a skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
- After 10 minutes of cooling, turn the cake out onto a wire rack.
- Mix granulated sugar and lemon juice.
- Pour the sugar and lemon juice mixture over the cake and let it drip down the sides.
- Allow the cake to cool completely before cutting.
Equipment and tools
- Potato press
If you have one, mash your potatoes with a potato ricer. it results in a fantastically light and fine texture.
Gluten-Free Lemon Drizzle Cake Recipe:
- Gluten free
- Without wheat
- Contains eggs
- Contains dairy products (butter)
Note: To make it nut-free, replace the ground almonds with polenta or wheat-free flour.
Storage and leftovers
Store gluten-free lemon drizzle cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. For longer storage, you can store it in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Leftovers can be enjoyed cold or gently warmed up in the microwave.
Health Benefits of Gluten Free Lemon Drizzle Cake
Gluten-free lemon cake is not only a delicious treat but also offers several health benefits. This cake was specifically designed for those with gluten intolerance or celiac disease to ensure they can still enjoy a delicious dessert without any side effects. Let’s explore the health benefits of this delicious gluten-free lemon cake.
Avoiding gluten intolerance
Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye that can cause digestive problems in people with sensitivities or autoimmune diseases such as celiac disease. Using gluten-free baking powder and alternatives like polenta or wheat-free flour for the ground almonds makes this cake a safe option for those who need to avoid gluten. This allows them to enjoy the flavors and textures of a traditional lemon cake without any negative health consequences.
Rich in ground almonds
The recipe contains ground almonds as a replacement for regular flour. Almonds are packed with essential nutrients, making this cake more nutritious compared to traditional versions. Ground almonds are an excellent source of protein, fiber, healthy fats, vitamin E and magnesium. These nutrients contribute to heart health, improved digestion, and reduced risk of chronic disease.
Using mashed potatoes
An unexpected ingredient in this gluten-free lemon drizzle cake is mashed potatoes. This additive not only moisturizes but also provides several health benefits. Potatoes are rich in potassium, vitamin C and B vitamins. They are also a good source of complex carbohydrates, which are essential for energy production and brain function. The mashed potatoes in this cake help improve its texture and add valuable nutrients to each piece.
Refreshing lemon zest and juice
Lemons, with their peel and juice, are the main ingredient in this cake. They provide a refreshing citrus flavor, but their benefits go beyond taste. Lemons are rich in vitamin C, which boosts the immune system, helps the body absorb iron and promotes healthy skin. They also contain antioxidants that fight free radicals and reduce inflammation. Incorporating lemon zest and juice into this cake adds a nutritious twist to an already delicious treat.
In summary, gluten-free lemon cake not only satisfies your taste buds but also offers a number of health benefits. By avoiding gluten and using nutritious ingredients such as ground almonds, mashed potatoes and lemons, this cake becomes a healthy option for those with gluten intolerances or for those looking for a healthier dessert. So treat yourself to the delicacies of this delicious, gluten-free lemon cake without feeling guilty.