The following recipe has been adapted from The Civilized Caveman. This recipe is not Whole30 approved because of the “fakeness” of it, but it is completely paleo.
Lemon Pound Cake
- 2 cups almond flour (185 grams)
- 1/2 cup coconut flour (63 grams)
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 tsp baking soda (3 grams)
- 2/3 cup raw honey, melted
- 2/3 cup coconut oil, melted
- 4 large eggs
- 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons unsweetened full-fat coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons pure lemon extract
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 1/2 cup Enjoy Life brand chocolate chips
- freshly squeezed lemon juice from 2 lemons
- lemon zest from 1 lemon
- 1 vanilla bean pod
- 4 tablespoons raw honey
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Prepare a 9×9 baking pan by coating the interior lightly with coconut oil.
- Cut parchment paper to fit the bottom of the pan and place it over the coconut oil.
- Sift dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir with a whisk to combine.
- Place oil and honey in the bowl of a food processor for 2 minutes.
- Add eggs, mixing after addition of each.
- Add coconut milk, lemon extract, and lemon zest, until combined.
- Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients and thoroughly combine until smooth
- Fold in the chocolate chips
- Pour batter into prepared pan and bake until it passes the toothpick test, approx. 30 mins
- Let cake cool in the pan for 10 mins
- While cake is in the oven, cut vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape the beans into a small saucepan.
- Add the vanilla bean pod, lemon juice, zest, and honey to the pan over medium heat.
- Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Let cool to room temperature. Remove pod and discard.
- Using a fork, poke several holes in the top of the cake
- Pour glaze over the cake
- Serve immediately or cover and store in the refrigerator.
I was not a big fan of the glaze. I liked this cake better without it. The chocolate chips were my brilliant addition though 🙂 This cake is great for breakfast with some strawberries or as a nice bite after dinner. Some warm it up, but I really liked it cold.