Celebrate the holiday this weekend with a bright cake that's perfect for spring.
Citrus Brunch Cake with Lemon Strawberry Glaze
Gluten-free and dairy-free
½ cup coconut oil at room temperature
1 cup organic sugar
2 eggs (or equivalent egg replacer)
2 tablespoons honey or agave nectar
1 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp lemon zest
1 Tbsp orange zest
2 cups Elizabeth’s Gluten-Free Flour Blend or Organic All-Purpose Baking Mix from The Pure Pantry
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup water
1. Preheat oven to 350˚F.
2. In a large mixing bowl, cream coconut oil and sugar in electric mixer. Add eggs (or egg replacer), one at a time, mixing until well blended. Add honey (or agave) and vanilla. Add zest.
3. With mixer on low setting, add baking mix and baking powder and blend until combined. Add water and blend until smooth but do not over mix. Pour into greased 4-cup (small) Bundt pan or 10-inch cake pan and bake for 35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool, then turn out onto plate. Pour Lemon Strawberry Glaze (recipe below) on top and garnish with fresh strawberries.
Lemon Strawberry Glaze
½ cup lemon juice
½ cup agave nectar
1 Tbsp strawberry jam
1 Tbsp lemon zest
1 cup powdered sugar
Stir together lemon juice and agave in medium mixing bowl. Add lemon zest and strawberry jam and whisk to combine. Sift in powdered sugar and blend together. Pour glaze over cake.
Elizabeth Kaplan is the founder of The Pure Pantry, an allergen-free natural foods company that creates nutritious, great-tasting, and easy-to-use baking mixes. She is the author of Fresh from Elizabeth’s Kitchen: Gluten-free & Allergy-free Recipes. When she was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2002, and subsequently her children were diagnosed with severe food allergies and gluten intolerance, she focused her passion for the culinary arts on gluten-free cuisine. Elizabeth teaches cooking classes that help others transition to a gluten-free lifestyle, lectures on topics related to gluten intolerance, and writes a lifestyle blog in which she shares recipes, nutrition tips, entertaining and travel ideas, and her first-hand knowledge about raising children with food allergies. Her husband and three children all enjoy being her official taste testers for the recipes and products she creates.