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Gluten Free Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

  • Author: Ansley Beutler
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Bundt Cake 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This citrus-filled gluten-free lemon poppy seed bundt cake makes the perfect brunch item or light dessert.  It's moist and fluffy with hints of fresh lemon and crunchy poppy seeds.  Drizzled with a sweet vanilla glaze, this bundt cake is sure to be a crowd hit!



For the Cake

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1.3 cup fresh lemon juice (approx. 3 lemons)
  • 4 cups almond flour
  • 1/3 cp tapioca flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 3 Tbsp lemon zest (approx. 2 lemons)
  • 3 Tbsp poppy seeds

For the Icing

  • 1 cup powdered sugar (sifted)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 - 3 Tbsp cold water


For the Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.  In a bowl, beat together the eggs and coconut sugar until light and creamy.  Add the vanilla, coconut milk, and lemon juice and continue to mix well
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the almond flour, tapioca flour, baking powder, lemon zest, and poppy seeds.  Slowly fold the flour mixture into the bowl with the eggs until no flour clumps remain
  3. Great a bundt pan (I used this one) and pour batter into pan.  Pick the pan up and lightly tap on the counter a couple times to level out the batter.  Bake in oven for 30 - 35 minutes until you can insert a toothpick in the cake and it comes out clean. Prepare the icing while the cake cools in the pan

For the Icing

  1. In a bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, vanilla, and 2 Tbsp cold water until the powdered sugar lumps are throughout mixed.  If icing is too thick, add another Tbsp cold water.  Likewise, if the icing is too thin, add another Tbsp powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency
  2. Drizzle over the cooled bundt cake and enjoy!
  • Category: Cakes
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake, Gluten-free Bundt Cake, Paleo Bundt Cake, Healthy Lemon Poppy Seed Cake