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Gluten-Free Lemon Pound Cake with Maple Syrup, 3 Types of Coconut and No Dairy at All

Gluten-Free Lemon Pound Cake with Maple Syrup, 3 Types of Coconut and No Dairy at All
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Want a luscious Paleo dessert that’s a take on a beloved classic? Try this fluffy and soft lemon pound cake bursting with lemon flavor!

A love for coconut

In addition to the sour citrus flavour we all love, this recipe is made with all things coconut. Coconut in all its glory and various forms has won over the hearts of many health-conscious, dairy-free people. From coconut milk to coconut oil to coconut butter, this tropical fruit keeps finding new ways to surprise us, and satisfy our needs and our health.

By now, most of us are now pretty well acquainted with coconut oil and many of us have been introduced to coconut butter. In addition to these two ingredients, this recipe uses coconut flour. If you love all things coconut, you’ll love this too! Like the rest of the coconut family, coconut flour is also packed with health-enhancing nutrients. 

Not only is it gluten-free, coconut flour is rich in fiber, protein and healthy fats. Moreover, it is low in sugar, calories and has a low score on the glycemic index. The medium chain fatty acids found in this natural flour support our metabolism, aiding with weight loss. And the high fiber content is good for our digestion and promotes healthy bowel movements. What’s not to love?

This take on your traditional lemon loaf is perfect for dessert, breakfast, or snacks. I prefer it over brownies and even chocolate cake!

Tips for best results

  • To get the best results, use pastured eggs (for maximum rising power) and quality coconut flour (should be fine-textured and cream colored, not white).
  • Make sure to get a loaf pan that’s the correct size. A standard loaf pan will make a cake that won’t rise as high, so use a pan that’s 7.5” by 3.5”.
  • Don’t forget coconut butter — it has lots of healthy coconut fats, while the maple syrup adds a delicious natural sweetness.

You’ll be surprised at how quickly and easily this cake comes together. Just one bowl for the cake, one for the icing, then bake, and you’re done!

It’s a dessert that will satisfy your sweet tooth on any occasion!

Lemon Pound Cake with Coconut Butter Glaze


Serves: 6

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 40 minutes


  • 5 eggs
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 T coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup tapioca starch
  • 1/2 t baking soda
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/3 cup coconut butter, for glaze
  • 2 T maple syrup, for glaze
  • 2 T lemon juice, for glaze


1. Preheat the oven to 350℉ and grease a 7.5” by 3.5” loaf pan.

2. In a mixing bowl, whisk the eggs with the coconut oil, maple syrup, lemon juice, and lemon zest.

3. Add the coconut flour, tapioca starch, baking soda, and salt. Mix well.

4. Transfer to prepared loaf pan. Bake for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.

5. Remove from pan and cool completely.

6. In a small bowl, mix together the coconut butter, maple syrup, and lemon juice for the glaze. Spread on cake.

7. Slice and enjoy.



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