Gluten-Free Lemon Jelly Cake recipe made a little bit healthier with a low-sugar moist lemon cake, and a Naked Cake frosting style helping to cut down on that sugar. Still with all the delicious lemon and strawberry flavor. (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan Friendly)
There is one thing though.. I’ve been pretty darn sick anddddd didn’t really over indulge this holiday because of that. Well, besides eating cookies for a snack in between sleeping a bajillion hours a day. /// Note: totally should not do that again.
R’s birthday is actually Christmas day. AKA The day I got extremely sick.
That day consisted of sleep, and R playing video games the entire day. There was one thing missing… the cake.
It was a wife fail. I planned on making it ON his birthday (instead its made one week later), but let me give you a little history on this cake.
Google has confirmed to me that a Lemon Jelly Cake is not a normal birthday cake. *GASP*
Even though R has been trying to tell me this since the day we started dating. It is however what my husband grew up with and his ENTIRE family makes for any birthday.
The criteria: Lemon Cake, Strawberry Jelly Center and Vanilla Frosting.
I refuse to make anything in our kitchen that I can’t eat. It took a couple years to convince him to finally let me make him a gluten-free lemon cake base. // I always win… not really, but in this case I did.
A moist but slightly denser lemon cake (think coffee/breakfast cake almost) with my favorite (and family favorite) vanilla frosting. To cut back on the sugar (also R isn’t a huge frosting fan), he let me not frost the sides and itttttt was on point.
So while your sweet tooth might be slightly on overdrive, I HIGHLY recommend to stash this in your back pocket for when Easter brunch roles around.
Or, in R’s family for every birthday. 😉
I’ll take my Chocolate Ice Cream Cake for my birthday still, but this Gluten-Free Lemon Jelly Cake definitely deserves to be made for his birthday.
2 layer lemon cake
Gluten-Free Lemon Jelly Cake
Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan Friendly
Yield: 2 layer lemon cake
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 25 min
Total Time: 60 min