This Paleo Winter Citrus Cake is simple to make, grain free, dairy free and perfect for any occasion!

Who could go for a delicious cake right about now?  I love a good cake recipe, and adding seasonal citrus to the mix is so fun! This cake has cinnamon and cardamom to give a warm flavor, but then the citrus adds some tang that balances so well with everything else.  And of course this cake is grain free and dairy free and still tastes incredible.  One ingredient in here that I often get questions about is arrowroot powder.  Arrowroot is extracted from a plant and is usually used to thicken sauces, much like cornstarch. But I have found when you add it to baked goods it can drastically improve the texture!  Because it is such a fine powder, it helps offset any grainy texture you might get from almond flour in paleo baking,  I am big on texture and when you use all almond flour it can tend to be too moist and grainy, but then adding arrowroot balances it out and really makes it taste like a regular, non paleo baked good!  I find it in regular grocery stores in the baking section with the Bobs Red Mill products, or you can find it on amazon or at thrive market! So if you haven’t gotten some yet, try it out in this recipe!

This Paleo Winter Citrus Cake is simple to make, grain free, dairy free and perfect for any occasion!

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This Paleo Winter Citrus Cake is simple to make, grain free, dairy free and perfect for any occasion!

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This Paleo Winter Citrus Cake is simple to make, grain free, dairy free and perfect for any occasion!

Winter Citrus Lemon Cake


  • Author: Kelsey

Ingredients

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  • 3 cup Almond Flour
  • ¾ cup Arrowroot Flour
  • ¾ tsp Baking Soda
  • ¾ tsp Baking Powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp cardamom 
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • ¾ cup Coconut Sugar
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp Blood Orange juice
  • ¾ cup olive Oil
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup applesauce
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Icing*

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine all ingredients together in a medium bowl and stir until well combined.
  • Spray a 9 inch cake pan with oil spray and line with parchment paper.
  • Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 40-45 minutes, until lightly browned on top.
  • *For icing you can buy a vanilla frosting from simple mills or miss jones (as pictured) or just do the citrus icing:  1 cup powdered sugar + 3 tbsp lemon or blood orange juice