Cakes & Slices dairy free gluten free Healthy Baking

Flourless Lemon Syrup Cake

A deliciously soft and fluffy teacake with zesty lemon and sweet honey syrup.

Combining my two loves of teacake and citrus this Lemon Syrup Cake ticks all the boxes. Made with almond meal so it is gluten free, also sugar free and deliciously soft and fluffy. Lemon in baking would have to be one of my all time favourite ingredients, it’s not heavy or sickening and the zesty citrus and honey gives just the right amount of sweet/sour combination.

Flourless Lemon Syrup Cake

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free, Dairy Free Option


4 eggs, separated

1/2 cup honey

rind of 1 lemon finely grated

1/2 cup buttermilk or nut milk of choice (DF)

1/3 cup lemon juice (around 2 lemons)

2 cups almond meal

1 tsp GF baking powder

Honey Syrup

2 tbsp honey

2 tbsp water

2 tbsp lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 180’C/160′ Fan forced. Grease and line a round 20cm cake tin with baking paper.
  2. Combine egg yolks, honey, lemon rind in a large mixing bowl whisk together until pale and creamy. Gradually whisk in buttermilk until combined.
  3. Stir in the lemon juice, almond meal and baking powder
  4. Using electric mixer beat the egg whites in a clean separate bowl until soft peaks form. Add the buttermilk mixture to the egg whites and fold gently to combine.
  5. Pour into prepared cake tin and bake in the oven for 40 minutes or when a skewer is inserted comes out clean.
  6. Leave in the tin and Set a side to completely cool
  7. Make honey syrup by placing honey and water into a small saucepan and bring to a simmer then stir in lemon juice simmer for a minute then remove from heat.
  8. Let it cool slightly then pour syrup over cake. Serve

Hello I’m Caz, founder of Green Leaf Living Australia. I live in the coastal city of the Gold Coast in Queensland. Living a naturally healthy lifestyle has been my focus and passion for many years. Here I share my experiences and knowledge with you, hoping to benefit your life in someway. Whether it be by trying one of the delicious food recipes, learning about herbs and how to use them. Traditional remedies, detoxifying your home and replicating a DIY non- toxic natural product for body and home. Using essentials oils to compliment your life or just listening to some wellness tips that help me live a more mindful and balanced life. Follow along with me as I share my love of all things food, health and wellbeing as I keep things real, honest and simple.

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