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gluten free almond coconut lime cake

Gluten Free Almond Coconut Lime Cake

  • Author: nags
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 10 pieces 1x
  • Category: Cake
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Australian
  • Diet: Gluten Free


A gluten cake with almond flour, coconut, and lime zest. Simple and easy recipe that you really can’t go wrong with.


  • 1 and 3/4 cups almond flour
  • 2/3 cup desiccated coconut
  • 180 grams unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • zest of 23 limes
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, loosely packed
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons almond flakes


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 C / 350 F
  2. Grease a 9″ cake pan with some butter
  3. In a bowl, mix together the almond flour, coconut, and brown sugar
  4. Add lime zest to this mixture and stir well to combine. Lime adds a beautiful flavour to the cake so please don’t skimp on it
  5. Add melted and cooled butter to the above
  6. Mix gently to combine
  7. Add vanilla and salt and mix again
  8. Add the eggs and beat again until you get a smooth mixture. You can also beat the eggs separately in a small bowl and add to the batter at this stage which is probably what I’d do if I made this almond cake again
  9. Transfer to the greased cake tray.
  10. Smoothen the top and gently tap the cake pan on the kitchen counter to let out any air bubbles.
  11. Add almond flakes on top evenly.
  12. Bake in pre-heated oven for 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out with moist crumbs
  13. Cool completely, cut, and serve

Keywords: gluten free almond cake