Gluten Free Lemon Slice Cake

Gluten Free Lemon Slice Cake

I have had a few requests to include more gluten free recipes.  As we don’t have gluten intolerance’s in our home it isn’t something I have worked a lot with, however I am always up for a challenge and enjoy expanding my cooking knowledge.

I am starting with a pretty basic recipe – Lemon Slice Cake.  It was a great introduction for myself into the use of the gluten free flour and how adding almond meal can make a cake have a lovely crumb.  I also added blueberries to half the batter and they turned out great too.

When eaten warm from the oven the outside edges had a lovely crunch with a slice chew and a lovely hint of lemon.  I have stored them in the fridge and they taste just as good cold.  Ideally serve at room temperature.

Gluten Free Lemon Slice Cake


125gm Butter,softened and cubed
1 Cup Raw Sugar
2 Eggs
Juice of 1 Lemon (include lemon zest for extra zing)
1 Cup Milk
1/2 Cup Almond Meal
1 1/2 Cups Gluten Free Self Raising Flour
Optional: 1/2 Cup blueberries


  1. Using a food processor, stand mixer or thermostyle appliance.  Place the butter and sugar into the bowl.  Process until combined and creamy (about 1 minute).
  2. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Add the lemon juice (and zest if using), milk, almond meal and flour and mix until well combined.
  4. Pour into a lined 25cm x 15cm baking tray (slice tray) and level out.  If you are including blueberries place onto to the top of the batter.
  5. Place into a pre-heated 180 degree Celsius oven and bake for 40 minutes or until golden and it bounces back when touched
  6. Allow to cool in the tray before removing.

Once cooled slice into 12 pieces and dust with icing sugar to serve.

Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 7 days.  Serve at room temperature.

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13 Responses to Gluten Free Lemon Slice Cake

  1. Chris October 9, 2017 at 6:10 pm #

    Can I use normal SR Flour in place of gulden free SRFlour in the Leomon Slice gluten free. Thank you

    • Amanda October 16, 2017 at 10:29 am #

      Yes you can 🙂

  2. Rachael November 7, 2017 at 7:34 pm #

    Can I substitute the almond meal for more flour to make it school friendly?

    • Amanda May 14, 2018 at 9:23 am #

      It will change the texture. You can try coconut flour as it is has a texture similar to almond meal.

  3. Kim January 7, 2018 at 11:28 pm #

    Is almond meal what we in the UK call ground almonds?

  4. Melanie January 28, 2018 at 3:02 pm #

    Can honey or rice malt syrup be used instead of raw sugar?

    • Amanda February 7, 2018 at 8:00 am #

      Hi Melanie
      I haven’t tried it with either of these alternatives but if I was to, I would try rice malt syrup.

  5. Sooz March 13, 2018 at 7:19 am #

    Is there a nut free version

  6. Corrinne July 14, 2018 at 10:23 am #

    Hi. Can I use coconut flour and baking soda instead of the gluten free self raising flour?

  7. Loretta September 27, 2018 at 4:35 pm #

    Hi, I’d like to know what brand of gf S/R flour you used. Thanks

    • Amanda September 30, 2018 at 9:40 am #

      Hi Loretta, I used the brand you get from Aldi.

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