lemon upside down cake – gf and df but certainly not flavor free

If you like lemon, you’ll love The Wholesome Pursuit‘s flourless lemon upside down cake! It’s moist and not too sweet with a zesty lemon flavour that’s out of this world. And believe it or not, it’s gluten free, dairy free and healthful!

gluten free lemon upside down cake. gfandme 2014.

See below for the rest of our review, what we did differently, and the link to the recipe.

Looking for flourless baking ideas? You might also like these recipes from gf and me:

sinful chocolate mousse cake

white chocolate lemon truffles

chocolate orange lace cookies

caramel bars

chocolate orange cookies


The lemon slices and lemon zest really pump up the flavour quotient in The Wholesome Pursuit’s flourless upside down cake. Made with almond meal, it’s also super moist and spongy and, unlike many gluten free cakes, keeps its flavour and great texture for days. We served it to a party of non-gf friends and they LOVED it, although some found the lemon peel on the sliced fruit a bit too bitter for their taste. Next time we make this, and there WILL be a next time, we’ll be sure to use thinner slices of lemon on the bottom.

The cake would also be fantastic with pineapple or orange slices instead of the lemon or even without fruit as a sponge shortcake for strawberries and cream. Hmmmm. I have strawberries. I have cream. I think I’ll go whip one up right now!

What we did differently:

We added 1 teaspoon of xanthan gum to the almond meal. This helps the cake stick together and after baking gluten free for so long, it just feels odd not to use it.

We also added the juice from the lemon we zested. The lemons we used were soooo good, I hated not to use every last little bit!

Click here for the recipe.

I highly recommend checking out thewholesomepursuit.com. Although not everything there is gluten free, blog author Casey Campbell has some great healthful recipes (check out this dark chocolate avocado mousse – gf and df) paired with some amazing photography. If you enjoy looking at food, this site is eye candy.

Photo credit: gf and me 2014




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