(Paleo) 1-Minute Iced Lemon Pound Cake

May 13, 2016

(Paleo) 1-Minute Iced Lemon Pound Cake

If you’ve ever had Starbucks’ Iced Lemon Pound Cake, you know how good it is. Full of lemon flavor, dense, rich, and so so moist.
I haven’t had it in years — last time was probably 2006 and I was still in college — but I remember perfectly how awesome it is. Maybe a bit too sweet (at least for me) but awesome nonetheless.
A tasty little lemon cake goes great with just about any drink you can think of: coffee, tea, latte, hot chocolate, cappuccino, mocha, etc.

(Paleo) 1-Minute Iced Lemon Pound Cake

So today I recreated a grain-free and gluten-free version that you can make in minutes.
It’s full of bright citrus flavor, soft, spring, and moist without being heavy. Nor is it oily, a problem which often plagues poundcakes. It’s sweet but not uber sweet.
Plus, you probably have all the ingredients on hand to make it and I’m sure you can pronounce every single ingredient used.

(Paleo) 1-Minute Iced Lemon Pound Cake

If you love lemons, you’ll love this 1-Minute Iced Lemon Pound Cake. Since it’s Friday and I like to keep things short and sweet on the last day of work week, I’m going to leave it at that.

(Paleo) 1-Minute Iced Lemon Pound Cake                                                                                 Print this recipe!
Adapted from Life of Liz and The Big’s Man World



1 tablespoon almond flour
1 ½ tablespoons coconut flour
Zest of half lemon
1 to 2 tablespoons granulated sweetener of your choice (I used coconut sugar), adjust to taste
½ teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of fine grain salt
1 large egg
3 tablespoons milk of your choice (I used almond)
Drop of lemon extract (optional)


1 teaspoon coconut oil, softened
1 heaping teaspoon honey (preferably mild tasting)
½ teaspoon teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of fine grain salt


In a small bowl, combine almond flour, coconut flour, lemon zest, granulated sweetener, baking powder, and salt. Mix well and set aside.
In another bowl whisk milk, egg, and lemon extract (if using).
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until just combined, do not overmix.
Lightly grease a mug, pour the batter in it and microwave on high for 60 to 90 seconds, depending on how powerful your microwave is.
In the meantime make the icing by creaming together coconut oil, honey, vanilla extract, and salt, until well combined.
When ready top the lemon cake with icing, allow to set for a couple of minutes and enjoy!

Nutrition facts

One serving yields 369 calories, 15 grams of fat, 55 grams of carbs, and 10 grams of protein.


  1. Bless you for this recipe!

  2. Just found your website off of Pinterest a few days ago and after finding out that I failed to print off the recipe for your chocolate chip sqookies yesterday, I find myself back for more healthy torture only to find it in the form of lemon. I have recently been introduced to the Wild Diet by Abel James and love this new way of living! What I love the most is finding so many people out there, such as yourself, trying, testing, perfecting these wonderful morsels to share with the rest of the world! Thank you for guinea-pigging and all of the extra workouts you probably had to do to get these down pat-you are appreciated! P.S. A box of new spoons are in the mail

  3. Oh yes I remember that lemon pound cake from Starbucks! I definitely appreciate this individual portion and healthy version.

  4. Glad you've enjoyed the recipes, Mike! This is one of my favorites!

  5. Oh man I loved the iced lemon pound cake from starbucks. So good, but so not good for you. If pumpkin muffins weren't in, this was usually what I got. Healthier versions are always a plus

  6. Love these microwave cakes, instant gratification. Need to make this asap.
    Hope you are doing good Mike. Have a fab weekend.

  7. This sounds amazing! I've never had the pound cake from Starbucks, but I love all things lemon.

  8. This looks so like a dangerous new habit, I love sweets with coffee, and then you go and tell me that I can have this in just 1 minute - seriously amazing!!!

  9. My son loves lemon stuff, but it's not popular with everyone, so this is a great recipe for him without having to make a full batch of something that doesn't get eaten

  10. Curious how I'd do this in the oven ... because we don't have a microwave at home. Help :D

  11. Sound delicious. Is it really 55 grams of carbs... I think it's just a typo but wanted to make sure.