Grain Free Lemon Medeira Cake

Grain Free Lemon Medeira Cake | Real Food Outlaws

 My favorite cake to make over the last 10 years is Nigella Lawson’s Lemon Madeira Cake.

I get a little nostalgic every time I make it because I used to bring it to my Grandparents’ house before they passed away. They always enjoyed it, and it felt good to bring something to them for a change after all they brought to me through the years.

Since I’ve been joyfully baking grain free this year, I wanted to covert this traditional recipe to a grain free version. I did not want to sacrifice texture or flavor so I went to work modifying and am very happy with the results. I wish my Grandparents were still here to have some with me!

There’s something about lemon cake that draws me in! It’s so fresh and light, bringing bold flavor to any batter it’s added to. My family loves it to so adding this grain free lemon medeira cake to our breakfast or dessert repertoire makes everyone very happy!

As with my grain free banana and grain free blueberry breads, I add gelatin hydrosylate for some added nutrients. It doesn’t change the texture at all and is completely optional.


Grain Free Lemon Medeira Cake



  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Line a standard loaf pan with parchment paper.
  3. Combine dry ingredients.
  4. Add wet ingredients and mix well.
  5. Allow mixture to sit for at least 5 minutes.
  6. Spoon into baking dish - batter will be cookie batter consistency.
  7. Bake for 1 hour or until a knife comes out clean.
  8. Remove to a cooling rack.
  9. Cool slightly before cutting.

Grain-Free Lemon Medeira Cake | Real Food Outlaws

 While not as dense as a pound cake, grain free lemon medeira cake has a moist, springy texture without being overly heavy. It’s deliciously lemony and sure to become one of your favorite cakes!

I think my Grandparents would be proud!

Be nourished. Be happy.


PAID ENDORSEMENT DISCLOSURE: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog.


  1. Jessie says

    what is your method of measuring coconut flour — do you sift first & then spoon into a cup or scoop & level? I’ve noticed that with coconut flour recipes, this makes a difference. I’d love to replicate your success!

  2. Sara says

    Making recipe right now!! Excited!!! Can’t wait until it comes out of the oven. 🙂
    Tried tasting batter and it’s delicious!!

  3. katiegupwell says

    I made this today and it was delicious! I used olive oil as opposed to coconut, and the cake was lovely and light! I think mine should have risen more than it did, but it was my first shot at baking with coconut flour, so I think I need a bit more practise! 🙂 x