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Gluten Free Lemon Cake for Two
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Gluten Free Meyer Lemon Coconut Cake

You won't believe this delicious Meyer Lemon Coconut cake is Gluten free! But the best part is it's just big enough for two so you won't overindulge.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gliten free dessert, gluten free cake
Servings: 2
Calories: 376kcal
Author: Chef Dennis Littley



  • 2 medium eggs 3oz.
  • 6 Tbsp rounded sugar 3oz.
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 Tbsp brown rice flour 1.6oz
  • 4 Tbsp tapioca flour/starch 1.2oz
  • 2 Tbsp millet flour .6oz
  • ½ tsp xanthan gum
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 7 Tbsp unsalted butter melted and cooled a bit (3oz.)
  • 2 Tbsp Meyer lemon juice (about juice of 1 lemon)
  • zest of one Meyer lemon


  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter soft
  • 3 cups powered sugar
  • ½ cup coconut milk full fat
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • zest of 1 Meyer lemon
  • unsweetened coconut chips to decorate available at health food stores



  • Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly grease cake pans and set on a baking sheet.
  • Combine the flours, gum and baking powder in a small bowl and sift twice.
  • Place a small pot of water on to simmer. In a bowl that will fit on top of the simmering water, whisk eggs, sugar and salt. When the water begins to simmer, turn off the heat and put egg mixture on top. Whisk until just slightly warm, about 10-15 seconds (do not cook the egg).
  • Pour mixture into the bowl of standing mixer fitted with a whisk attachment and beat until it triples in size and becomes light and creamy, about 4 minutes (or beat by hand on high speed).
  • Fold in sifted flour mixture.
  • Add lemon juice to the butter and fold in.
  • Fold in zest.
  • Pour equally into pans and bake for 18 minutes or until springy to the touch. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans and inverting onto a cooling rack.


  • Beat butter until light and fluffy.
  • Add sugar and coconut milk, alternating wet with dry, and beating thoroughly in between.
  • Slowly add lemon juice and ½ zest and beat to combine. Continue beating until light and fluffy.
  • If desired, chill before frosting to thicken a bit.
  • Layer frosting between cakes and decorate with remaining zest and unsweetened coconut chips.


Special Equipment: Two 4-inch round springform cake pans


Calories: 376kcal | Carbohydrates: 227g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 91g | Saturated Fat: 58g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 68mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 120g | Vitamin A: 4380IU | Vitamin C: 28.4mg | Calcium: 215mg | Iron: 7.5mg