Although I've never been able to attend a formal tea, I've always wanted to! This oh-so-lemony "Mock Starbucks" Lemon Cake is everything I'd imagine a fancy tea cake would be...yet it's quick and easy enough to make for one person in just a few minutes.
I'm blessed to be a part of a Facebook group for families who are losing weight and becoming healthier using the Trim Healthy Mama book. Vanesa Stenberg, a member of that online support group, enjoys Starbucks' Lemon Cake, so she set out to find a healthier option to make this luscious treat. Vanesa is allowing me to share her new recipe with you, and now you can have some lemon deliciousness for your own healthy, low carb, no sugar dessert or snack! Find more of Vanesa's low-carb recipes on her Pinterest site.
I'm sharing with you her original "single serving" recipe - YUM!
Since there are four of us in my family, though, it's easier to make this in a larger quantity for the four of us, instead of measuring out each ingredient four different times into four different bowls. If you'd like to make Lemon Cake that feeds more than one person, you'll find a four-person recipe, below, as well as a free printable PDF file/page that will easily fit into your 3-ring recipe binder.
Single serving in a bowl or mug:
Serve 4 at once!
In a microwave-safe or oven-safe bowl (at least 40 oz.), combine all dry ingredients. Add lemon juice, lemon essential (optional), melted coconut oil, warm water, vanilla, and egg. Stir until well mixed. Bake in microwave for 2-5 minutes, or bake at 350 degrees F for 20-45 minutes until no longer moist on top. (I haven't personally baked the 4-serving size in the oven yet, so hopefully I'm not way off on the time. Check lemon cake several times while baking; bake until top is set and firm. You may also bake this in an 8x8 greased baking pan, although your baking times may vary.) While cake is still hot, spread with Lemon Frosting. For additional flare and flavor, you may sprinkle frosted cake with 1 tsp. lemon zest.
Frosting for 4:
Combine all ingredients and whisk until smooth, or use hand mixer to blend. Adjust sweetener and lemon essential oil to taste. Spread onto hot Lemon Cake. EnJOY!
Here's your free printable recipe page for you to place in a page protector in your 3-ring recipe binder! Just click on the graphic, below:
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