Makes 12 servings
Do you know that this is one of the first recipes I ever created? That was all the way back in 2014 and now I’ve given it a bit of a revamp. This low FODMAP lemony lemon cake helped me find my food joy again while keeping my grumpy tummy at bay.
I know lemons seem like such a regular ingredient… however in cake form, this ingredient is bright, zingy and oh so fresh! The secret is to use lots of lemon zest to bring out the flavour.
Now let’s talk about texture. This isn’t your ordinary cake. This is more like a hybrid between a brownie and a cake, kind of like if those two had a baby. This means it has a super moist crumb and will stay fresh for ages… this also means the cake will settle a little bit when you pull it from the oven. Don’t fret about that – it will still taste awesome!
How to make self raising flour: If you can’t find gluten free self raising flour that’s okay. Instead try taking your 3/4 cup of gluten free all purpose flour and adding 1 & 1/4 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Mix these ingredients together before adding any other ingredients.
Make sure the self raising flour is gluten free. I used one made from a mixture of rice flour, maize starch, tapioca starch, sugar, raising agents (450, 500), vegetable gum (Xanthan). Avoid flour blends that contain soy flour, chickpea/besan/gram/garbanzo bean flour, lentil flour, coconut flour, amaranth flour, or lupin flour.
Make your lemon juice and lemon zest from fresh lemon.
Most icing sugars (powdered sugar) are gluten free, however some do contain wheat starch. This means you should check that your icing/powdered sugar is gluten free.
Use a dairy free spread or olive oil spread instead of butter. Butter is considered low FODMAP.
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