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  • May 20, 2021 2 min read

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    Fluffy Lemon Poppyseed Snack Cake

    (grain free // gluten-free // paleo-friendly // keto option)

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    By Sara Stewart, MS, CNS 

    For the cake:
    • 3 cups Happy Day Brands Almond Flour 
    • 1/4 cup vanilla or plain protein powder (optional)
    • 3 tablespoons poppyseeds
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • 6 tablespoons coconut oil, melted (or butter, softened)  
    • 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
    • 2/3 cup sugar (or erythritol such a Swerve granular for low carb/keto)
    • 3 large eggs
    • Zest of 1 lemon
    • ½ teaspoon lemon extract
    • ½ teaspoon vanilla
    • 2/3 cup water
      • 1 cup powdered sugar ( or Swerve/Lakanto confectioner's sweetener)
      • 2 tablespoons lemon juice + 1 teaspoon lemon zest 


          1. Preheat oven to 325 F. Grease an 8x8-inch pan with coconut oil or cooking spray OR line it with parchment paper. 
          2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the almond flour, protein powder, (if using), baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
          3. In a large bowl, beat the coconut oil (or butter), applesauce, and sugar (or sweetener) until well combined. Beat in the eggs, lemon extract, and vanilla extract. Stir in poppyseeds.
          4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir in water; beat until combined. Spread the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top. 
          5. Bake 30 to 40 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely and spread glaze evenly over the top. Enjoy!


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          Meet Sara Stewart:

          Sara Stewart, MS CHES, is a nutritionist, health educator, and recipe developer passionate about inspiring others to live their healthiest lives. She shares easy meal ideas and lifestyle tips on her Instagram page, and helps brands increase digital engagement through imagery and community building. Sara is an avid runner, traveler, and coffee shop-goer. 

          You can find her recipes on Instagram at @sara.haven



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