Paleo Lemon Olive Oil Cake

I know this sounds weird, but I promise, it's crazy delicious: lemon olive oil cake. It's super moist and the glaze soaks in to the cake to give it a nice sweetness, but the tartness of the lemon keeps it from getting overly sweet. It's not difficult, so just give it a try! This recipe is inspired by a recipe on A Calculated Whisk but uses a glaze inspired by Connie's Finally losing It. My biggest struggle with paleo baking is attempting to find frosting, glazes, etc. that don't lose the taste and texture of those that use powdered sugar. This glaze does a decent job.

For the cake you'll need:

2 + 1/2 cups almond flour

3/4 cup arrowroot starch

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

3/4 cup honey

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup lemon juice

1 tsp vanilla

1 Tbsp lemon zest

3 eggs

Preheat your oven to 350F and grease a large bundt pan. Whisk together all dry ingredients in a large bowl (almond flour, arrowroot, baking soda, salt). In a small bowl, whisk together all wet ingredients + lemon zest. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until thoroughly combined.

Pour batter into the prepared bundt pan and bake at 350F for about 30 minutes (or until a toothpick comes out mostly clean). Once cake is baked, remove from oven and allow to sit for about 30 minutes before removing from pan. If the pan is greased well, the cake should come out pretty easily after you run a knife gently along all of the edges.

While the cake is baking, create the glaze using:

2 Tbsp butter or coconut oil (I used coconut oil)

2 Tbsp honey

2 Tbsp milk of choice

Zest + juice from 1 lemon

1 tsp vanilla extract

Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir ingredients together until they begin to simmer. Once they start to simmer, remove from heat. Let cool while the cake finishes baking. Once the cake has been removed from the pan and the glaze has cooled some, pour glaze over cake. Refrigerate for 30 minutes if you'd like the glaze to harden slightly. Serve and enjoy!