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Thursday 24 October 2019

Italian Lemon Cake : Low Carb

I know many readers, like me, love lemon cake! I'm sure this Low Carb Italian Lemon Cake will delight! It's light, zesty, moist and crumbly, and makes a delicious Italian dessert or afternoon snack, oh yes, and it’s sugar-free! 

Who needs frosting when you have a cake this perfect? Just a sprinkling of powdered sweetener is all this Keto/Low Carb Italian Cake needs! 

This Low Carb Olive Oil Cake recipe makes 16 serves. 1 serving is 1 slice of cake, which has 2g net carbs. 

Any leftover Keto Olive Oil Cake may be kept in the fridge for up to 1 week. It can also be frozen for up to 3 months, and when needed defrost the cake overnight in the fridge. 

Ingredients needed are:-
6.2 ounces (175g) of Almond Flour
1 ounce (30g) of Coconut Flour
1 ½ teaspoons of Baking Powder
Pinch of Salt
4 large Eggs
5 ounces (140g) of Natvia
2 Lemons, zest only
⅔ cup (5floz/150ml) of Mild Olive Oil
2 ounces (56g) of Unsalted Butter, melted

2 tablespoons of Sukrin Melis, for dusting 

What you do is:-
1. Preheat your oven to 175C/350F/Gas Mark 4. Grease a 9in cake pan and line with parchment paper.
2. In a mixing bowl, add the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix well and set aside.
3. Add the eggs, natvia and lemon zest into your stand mixer, whisk on high speed for 8 minutes, until pale and fluffy.
4. Add the flour mixture, followed by the oil and butter. Mix well.
5. Pour the mixture into the prepared cake pan.
6. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until the cake springs back when touched.
7. Leave to cool in the tin for 15 minutes, before turning out onto a cooling rack.
8. Once cooled, serve sprinkled with Sukrin Melis.

This recipe and more can be seen here
Need help with weight/measurement conversion, see here 

If you'd like more guidance about low carb flours (which the recipe above uses) then Libby, at 'Ditch The Carbs' site has a very good article called, 'The Ultimate Guide To Low Carb Flours', find it here 

So why not make yourself a nice cup of tea or coffee to go with a slice of cake and relax a while. You may also like to read a page or two of that book you are currently reading ...

You will find a variety of recipe ideas within this blog. Please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


Catarina said...

I will definitely make this cake once I buy the flour.
Thank you!!

Valerie-Jael said...

This sounds gorgeous, lemon cake is always a favourite. Valerie

Rain said...

That looks great!

Fun60 said...

That cake looks delicious and is making my mouth water but I am trying to lose weight and cakes, however delicious are off my list. I discovered I had put on 10lbs over a 12 month period. I was horrified as I knew it was due to overeating. I do a lot of exercise but if you eat too much the weight will still go on. So it's out with the cake, crisps and biscuits!

Tom said...

...Sukrin Melis is new to me.

Elephant's Child said...

Mmmm lemons...

Christine said...

This looks so good! Thanks for the brussels sprouts recipe!

Lowcarb team member said...

Tom said...
...Sukrin Melis is new to me

Hello Tom, thanks for your comment.
You, and other readers, may be interested to know that:-
Sukrin Melis (Icing Sugar) is a natural origin zero calorie alternative to regular powdered sugar with the sweetness, flavour and texture of powdered sugar, it is made of erythritol.

You can read more about it here

There is also a good guide to 'low carb' sweeteners here

Hope this is helpful.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Christine said...
This looks so good! Thanks for the brussels sprouts recipe!

Thanks Christine, it's a lovely cake recipe.

Hope you may enjoy the Brussels Sprouts and Cheddar Cheese Soup recipe.
If other readers are curious, please find it here:-

All the best Jan

Chatty Crone said...

That looks so good!

Rose said...

Does it count if you eat the entire thing????

William Kendall said...

That sounds good!

Bill said...

I love lemon, that looks so good I would love to have some right now with my tea.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

The lemon cake looks tasty. The book I am reading is the latest editorial of my book to be published soon.

God bless.

CJ Kennedy said...


Martha said...

Really delicious. I've always liked lemon cake.

Louca por porcelana said...

This looks delicious!Thanks for the recipe!

Conniecrafter said...

my hubby really likes lemon treats, he just bought a bag of lemon oreo cookies

Lee said...

Almond flour is so expensive. In a couple of weeks time a friend and I will be celebrating our birthdays...which are a week apart, and every year, just the two of us, get together at her home for a decadent morning tea. My old tradition of arriving with decadent treats has to be altered this time around as she is now on the Keto diet.

I intend making a couple of special treats for us to feast upon (with some left-over for her husband to share when he arrives home from work later in the day!)...but I'll be using coconut flour, not almond. I'm making blueberry muffins, coconut blondies and a cheese-bacon loaf...I'm considering tossing some sun-dried tomatoes into the loaf ingredients.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I also love lemons. The cake looks great, too.

Jo said...

It looks delicious. I do love a lemon cake.

Sue said...

This looks delicious, perfect for Neil who is missing his sweet treats, and thanks so much for the guide to flours, I will definitely check it out. My file of low carb recipies is growing day by day thanks to you Jan. Take care and have a lovely weeken, Sue xx

Jeanie said...

Lemon is my favorite! Thanks for this!

handmade by amalia said...

A lovely recipe, Jan, it looks very tasty indeed. I wish I could have a slice right now for my tea.

sandy said...

this would look perfect on my table right now.

Sally said...

Another good one! I love CAKE! :)


carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful and so yummy looking!

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eileeninmd said...

Hello, the lemon cake sound yummy. I love lemon! Have a great day!

Lorrie said...

I love lemon cake and this sounds delicious!

Magic Love Crow said...

Thank you Jan! I love lemon cake!!!!

Jeanie said...

Lemon is my favorite -- thanks for this!