Almond Flour Lemon Cake | Vegan, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free

Almond Flour Lemon Cake: a delicious, light and fluffy cake that is very easy to make and only requires a few ingredients. Vegan, gluten-free, oil-free and refined sugar-free.


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Almond Flour Lemon Cake

Okay, here it is – my favorite easy vegan almond flour lemon cake!

This cake is very light and fluffy and it also happens to be gluten-free, oil-free and refined sugar-free. I’m very happy with its airy texture and I can tell you everyone loved it at home 😍

For the glaze I simply used soy lemon yogurt to which I added a tablespoon of lemon juice to enhance the lemon flavor. Of course, you can also make a classic glaze with powdered sugar, water and lemon juice.


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Vegan and Gluten-Free Lemon Cake

Since I wanted this cake to be gluten-free, I used a mix of rice flour and almond flour.

If you don’t have almond flour at home, I recommend you to make it yourself instead of buying it because it’s very easy and cheaper. You just have to blend whole almonds in a food processor or high-speed blender until a fine meal is achieved.

Then, you will need lemon soy yogurt, agave or maple syrup, lemons and baking powder. I highly recommend you to add a few drops of lemon essential oil to the batter because it enhances the lemon flavor a lot. Without it, the lemon flavor is still present but very subtle.


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This Lemon Cake is Moist and Fluffy

Have you ever tried baking with almond flour? It makes cakes very light and fluffy and it’s safe to say that all my family approve.

I don’t know how to describe more precisely the texture of this cake but I’m sure you know what I’m talking about just by looking at the pictures 🙂


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Alright guys, it’s time to bake! I hope you will love this Almond Flour Lemon Cake! It’s:


  • Very light and fluffy
  • Easy to make
  • Free from refined sugar
  • Delicious
  • Family approved 🙂


Have fun baking!

Nolwenn ☀




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Almond Flour Lemon Cake | Vegan, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Almond Flour Lemon Cake: a delicious, light and fluffy cake that is very easy to make and only requires a few ingredients. Vegan, gluten-free, oil-free and refined sugar-free.

Course: Cake, Dessert
Keyword: Almond Flour Lemon Cake
Servings: 8 slices
Author: Blooming Nolwenn
For the cake:
  • 1 cup rice flour (150 g)
  • 1/2 cup almond flour (50 g)
  • 1/2 cup lemon soy yogurt (125 g)
  • 3-4 tbsp agave or maple syrup
  • 5 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon zests
  • 8 g baking powder
  • 10 drops lemon essential oil (optional)
For the glaze:
  • 1/2 cup lemon soy yogurt (125 g)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (optional)
Make the cake:
  1. Preheat your oven to 350F or 180C.

  2. In a mixing bowl, combine rice flour, almond flour and baking powder.

  3. Add in lemon soy yogurt, agave syrup or maple syrup, lemon juice, lemon zests and lemon essential oil if using.

  4. Gently whisk or stir the ingredients together until just combined. Don't over-mix the batter because that could make the cake dense and compact.

  5. Pour the batter in a lined loaf pan and bake for 30-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Baking time can vary a lot depending on your oven so start checking on the cake after 30 minutes.

  6. Let the cake cool completely before glazing.

Glaze the cake:
  1. In a bowl, combine lemon soy yogurt and lemon juice. Pour onto the cake and serve immediately. Keep the remaining cake in the fridge for up to 3 days. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes
  • Cover the top of the cake with a piece of parchment paper if it starts to brown too much while cooking.

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Here are some of the items I used to make this vegan lemon cake:

High-Speed Blender | Rice Flour | Almond Flour | Agave Syrup | Maple Syrup | Stainless Steel Measuring Cups and Spoons


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