Nutritious Treats

Lemon Cake with Blueberry Yogurt Frosting

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ingredients for lemon cake with blueberry yogurt frosting

  • fresh blueberries
  • blanched almond flour
  • gluten free oat flour
  • cinnamon
  • salt
  • baking soda
  • eggs ⠀
  • coconut oil or butter
  • light brown sugar
  • maple syrup
  • lemon juice + lemon zest
  • 4% vanilla yogurt
  • almond extract
  • mascarpone cheese
  • confectioners’ sugar
  • arrowroot powder or corn starch

equipment/ utensils:

  • mixing bowls
  • 8X8 pan

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Moist lemon cake with blueberry yogurt frosting

Lemon Cake with Blueberry Yogurt Frosting

  • Author: Maggie Michalczyk, RDN
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 9 slices 1x
  • Category: nutritious treats
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: american

Ingredients

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for the cake: 

  • 1 + ⅓ cup blanched almond flour
  • ⅓ cup + 4 tbsp. gluten free oat flour
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 eggs ⠀
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil or butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • juice of 1 lemon  ⠀
  • ⅓ cup 4% vanilla yogurt
  • 1 tsp. almond extract

for the blueberry frosting:

  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1/4 cup
  • 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8X8 pan with parchment paper or grease with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together the almond flour, oat flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together eggs, coconut oil, coconut sugar, maple syrup, lemon juice, yogurt and almond extract.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the try and mix until just combined. Bake for approximately 25 minutes. Check to make sure a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. While the cake is baking prepare the frosting. Heat the blueberries over low heat in a small saucepan stirring with a spoon until you start to see their juice. Mix the all of the ingredients together until combined and strain the juice so that you’re only adding the juice to the yogurt. Mix until combined.
  6. Once the cake has baked, let cool and frost. Top with the left over blueberries and  enjoy!
  7. Store covered in the fridge.

Keywords: lemon cake; blueberry lemon cake

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