Healthy lemon poppy seed cake recipe is a classic favorite. The taste of lemon generally pleases everyone…
If you’re a fan of lemon and poppy seed cake, you’ll adore the healthy, naturally sweetened version.
Key Ingredients for healthy lemon poppy seed cake:
Greek Yoghurt provides a protein boost. You can choose a plant-based yogurt if you prefer a lactose-free recipe.
I prefer them organic.
Date Sugar OR Coconut Sugar
No healthy cake is complete without a natural sweetener. Date sugar offers a good level of sweetness and is rich in fiber! You can replace it with coconut sugar or honey.
When using lemon zest, it’s best to choose organic lemons to avoid pesticides. Lemon is the heart of the recipe, providing a tangy touch.
There are two types of gluten, and oat gluten is different from wheat gluten, making it better tolerated. If you don’t have oat flour, you can simply grind oats into flour… easy. Oat flour is also available in a gluten-free version if you’re intolerant.
Ideally, it’s best to use almond flour, which is finer than almond powder. However, the recipe can also be made with almond powder, which is more readily available in supermarkets. The cake might just turn out a bit denser.
Aromatic Goodness: Mixing Lemon Zest and Poppy Seeds into the Cake Batter 🕑🍰
Poppy seeds are essential for a lemon poppy seed cake, adding crunch and style to your recipe. If you can’t find them, you can replace them with chia seeds, which are more commonly available nowadays.
Baking soda & salt:
Essential elements for ensuring the cake rises properly. Remember, salt is crucial in helping the baking soda do its job.
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When to enjoy the lemon poppy seed cake?
Personally, I have a soft spot for cake during afternoon tea… perhaps it’s linked to childhood memories. But you can enjoy it in the morning or at 10 a.m. with your coffee. It’s also a great option for a snack in the forest or at the beach.
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The baking time depends on the shape of your mold. To make this lemon poppy seed cake, I used the Recipe for lemon poppy seed cake