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Cake slices piled next to lemons on a plate.
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Paleo Lemon Cake

This paleo lemon cake is easy to make and bursting with lemony flavour.
Prep Time12 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 12 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon
Servings: 10
Calories: 215kcal


  • The zest of 2 lemons
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt


  • Add the eggs to a large bowl and whisk well.
  • Add the extra virgin olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, raw honey, vanilla extract, salt and unsweetened apple sauce and whisk once more to mix the ingredients.
  • Add the coconut flour and baking soda and mix once more.
  • Pour the cake batter into a greased (just use a little extra olive oil) and parchment lined medium sized loaf pan (my loaf pan is 9.25 x 5.25 x 2.75 inches).
  • Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 60 minutes.
  • Let cool completely before removing the cake from the pan.
  • Makes about 10 slices of paleo lemon cake.


  • This recipe also works well with lime, grapefruit, or orange. Just substitute the juice and zest of whichever citrus fruit you prefer.


Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 174mg | Potassium: 63mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg