Lemon Lavender Coconut Cake (Gluten Free)

So today is Fat Tuesday, aside from all of the Paczki’s I plan to stuff in my pie-hole, there is a potluck at work.

I’ve been sitting on this recipe for awhile, and really wanting to make it -but not having an occasion to.  On top of that a few of my colleagues are gluten free (time to bust out the coconut flour)!!!!!!!!

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Ingredients & Steps:

Pre-heat oven to 350, grease a loaf pan with coconut oil

Cake Ingredients:

-4 Large eggs

-1/3 cup melted or softened coconut oil

-1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

-1/4 tsp lemon juice

-1 tsp vanilla extract

-3 tbsp raw honey

-1/2 tsp baking soda

-1/2 cup coconut flour

-1/3 cup shredded dried unsweetened coconut

1/2 tsp of dried French Lavender buds

> Take all of the above ingredients, and in order add them to a food processor with a basic “mixing blade”- EXCEPT the lavender buds.  Once you have a batter formed, fold the lavender in last.

>Put the batter in a loaf pan, and sprinkle buds on top

>Place in ove, and bake at 350 for about 33-35 minutes – or until when you insert a knife or toothpick – it comes out dry.

>While the cake is baking you can make the glaze

Glaze Ingredients:

-3 tbsp filtered water

-1 tbsp + 1 tsp raw honey

-1 tbsp coconut butter/manna (i.e. marantha coconut butter)

-1/4 – 1/2 tsp lemon juice

-1/4 tsp lavender buds

>whisk all together, and pour on top of cake before serving

>what I did – I let the cake cool, put a little of the glaze on, then I cut it, and put more of the glaze on.

I was pleased with this decision.

This also turned out to be a fairly healthy recipe- the macros are below.

Serves 12, Serving size: 1/12

Calories: 136//Total Fat: 10 g//Saturated Fat: 8g//Sodium: 86 mg//Total Carbohydrate 9 g//Dietary Fiber: 2g//Sugar: 6g//Protein: 3 g

And not only does this taste amazing – the lavender makes it so incredibly fragrant!  My apartment smelled divine last night.  This is a great dessert to take somewhere or make just in general – it being gluten free is a plus, but I personally enjoy coconut, so I loved the flavors!

Original recipe found here at Nurture My Gut

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