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2 layer gluten-free lemon cake with buttercream frosting on white marble cake stand. slices of lemon on top of cake

12 Recipes using King Arthur Gluten-Free Flour: Lemon Cake

Author: Janet Harlow
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 8" or 9" 2-layer cake
This gluten-free lemon cake is light, fluffy and bursting with lemon flavor. It is also dairy-free and such a simple, easy recipe. Plus, 11 more recipes that use King Arthur Gluten-Free Flour to try!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins


  • 2 1/2 c gluten-free flour blend* King Arthur Measure for Measure
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 c sugar
  • 1 cup dairy-free milk
  • 1 c oil I prefer sunflower
  • 4 eggs
  • zest of 2 lemons
  • 1 Tbsp lemon extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 350° and grease and line 2 round 8 or 9" cake pans.
  • Zest the lemon and whisk into the oil and milk. Set aside, This will allow time for the lemon zest to give up its flavor to the liquid. I do this the night before I make the cake and store in the fridge.
  • Whisk the all dry ingredients, except the sugar, together in a large mixing bowl.
  • An electric mixer is not needed for this recipe. A silicone spatula and whisk are perfect tools.
  • Beat the sugar with all of the wet ingredients together in a small mixing bowl. Beat until the mixture is pale yellow and creamy.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until smooth.
  • Divide the batter evenly between the 2 pans and bake 35-40 minutes for 8" layers and 30-35 minutes for 9" layers or until the top is set and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool the cakes in the pan for 5-10 minutes, then remove them from the pan and finish cooling on a wire rack.


*If you use a flour blend that does NOT contain xanthan gum, guar gum or inulin (binders), add 1 tsp xanthan gum to the recipe.
The recommended King Arthur Measure for Measure contains binders and is the preferred certified gluten-free flour for this recipe.
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