Flourless Lemon Cake Recipe


For the cáke:

  • 1 cup (200g / 7oz) white gránuláted sugár
  • 200 g unsálted butter, softened
  • 4 lárge eggs, sepáráted
  • 1 teáspoon vánillá
  • 2 táblespoons lemon zest, not pácked - (notes)
  • 1 táblespoon lemon juice - (notes)
  • 2 ½ cups (250g / 8.8) álmond meál
  • 1 teáspoon báking powder
  • ¼ teáspoon sált

For the icing:

  • 1 ¼ cups (163g / 5.7oz) icing (powdered / confectioners) sugár
  • 2 táblespoons lemon juice - (notes)
  • Lemon zest


  1. Preheát oven to 180C / 350F / 160C fán forced. Greáse  ánd line á 20cm (8 inch) round springform tin with báking páper.
  2. Beát the butter ánd sugár together until light ánd creámy, then ádd the yolks, one át time until fully combined ánd the mixture looks fluffy. Add the vánillá, zest ánd juice ánd beát until incorporáted.
  3. Mix the álmond meál, báking powder ánd sált together then ádd to the butter ánd egg mixture in 3 párts, mixing gently between eách áddition.
  4. Now, whisk the egg whites until soft peák stáge. Add 1/3 of the egg whites to the bátter ánd mix through. Add the lást 2/3 in 2 párts but just fold through in gentle, meásured folds until áll combined. Keep the mixing to á minimum to keep ás much áir in the mix ás possible.
  5. Báke for áround 50 minutes until golden on top ánd á toothpick comes out with just á moist crumb or two.
  6. Allow to cool for hálf án hour before removing the springform tin. Tránsfer to á cáke pláte ánd állow to cool completely.
  7. For the icing: Mix together the lemon juice ánd icing sugár, then pour over the cáke. Sprinkle with lemon zest.


  • I use á stándárd Austrálián 20ml táblespoon (4 teáspoons worldwide)
  • Not áll báking powders áre creáted equál - double check thát yours does not contáin gluten if you áre áfter á GF desserts
  • For best results you should álwáys weigh ingredients like flour ánd sugár. Kitchen scáles like these áre relátively cheáp but if you cán’t weigh the ingredients, use the spoon ánd level method (don’t scoop).
  • Please visit here: https://www.sugarsaltmagic.com/flourless-lemon-cake/

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