Gluten-Free Lemon Drizzle Cake

Gluten-Free Lemon Drizzle Cake

Mantra FoodsMarch 10, 2021

A good opportunity to make a tasty gluten-free snack for you to share at home (or eat all by yourself because it is so good). 

Cake Ingredients

Drizzle Ingredients

  • ½ cup (104g) granulated sugar
  • 2½ tablespoon lemon juice (from about 2 lemons)

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 175°C. Brush a loaf pan with butter and line it with a sling of parchment paper. 
  2. In a medium bowl, sift together oat flour, almond flour, rice flour, tapioca flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes, scraping down the sides as needed.
  4. Add the lemon zest and beat until evenly distributed.
  5. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing until combined and scraping down the sides after each addition. Beat in the lemon juice and vanilla until just combined.
  6. Add the dry ingredients in two additions, alternating with the crème fraîche, scraping down the sides after each addition and mixing until just combined.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and smooth out the top with an offset spatula or spoon.
  8. Bake on the middle rack for 60-65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or with just a few crumbs. Note: if using a different size pan, your bake-time will vary.
  9. While the cake bakes, make the crackly lemon drizzle, if opting for the drizzle. Whisk together the sugar and lemon juice until smooth.
  10. When the cake comes out of the oven, pour 1/2 of the lemon drizzle on the cake and use a spoon or pastry brush to spread it evenly over the surface. Let cool for 5-10 minutes in the pan before using the parchment paper sling to lift the cake and transfer it to a wire rack. Brush the remaining lemon drizzle over the front, back, and sides of the cake and let cool completely, at least 1 hour, before slicing.
  11. Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days.