Healthy 1 Minute Iced Lemon Pound Cake (Starbucks Copycat)

A Healthy Iced Lemon pound cake which takes just 1 minute to whip up and is inspired by Starbucks! This healthy cake is moist, fluffy and the perfect snack or healthy sweet treat to have on hand which comes with a tested oven version too! Naturally paleo and gluten free, there is a vegan and sugar free option too! 

Healthy 1 Minute Iced Lemon Pound Cake {STARBUCKS COPYCAT}- Moist, fluffy and less than 100 calories, this cake takes 1 minute with an oven version too! {vegan, gluten-free + paleo option!}

Dear Starbucks,

You think you won me over with your spinach and feta breakfast wraps, your Gingerbread lattes and your array of cakes, but you know who came out victorious? 

I did.

Love, Arman.

Healthy 1 Minute Iced Lemon Pound Cake {STARBUCKS COPYCAT}- Moist, fluffy and less than 100 calories, this cake takes 1 minute with an oven version too! {vegan, gluten-free + paleo option!}

I’m ashamed to admit how much money I’ve spent at Starbucks on NON beverage products. However, there is a good reason for this. After my less than satisfactory experience with their Spinach and Feta breakfast wrap, I needed to recreate it to make it actually taste appealing. The same thing happened the year before when I was in the States during the peak of the festive season. Gingerbread and pumpkin spice had taken over and I had to sample the former in all it’s glory….which proceeded to give me a sugar headache for the remainder of the day. 

This time around, I sampled several key bakery items in the hopes of recreating them with a fun and much healthier twist to them. This is where my spending has been going towards, as most times, I bought the same item 2-3 times so I could replicate them as accurately as possible…

Okay, fine. They were pretty darn delicious, but when it came to their nutritional profile- Not something I would feel banging enjoying every single day. Anyway, under the guise of ‘recipe development’, I did sample them and over the coming two weeks, I’ll be sharing the recipes on here!

Healthy 1 Minute Iced Lemon Pound Cake {STARBUCKS COPYCAT}- Moist, fluffy and less than 100 calories, this cake takes 1 minute with an oven version too! {vegan, gluten-free + paleo option!}

We’ll start off with my favourite of the three- the Iced Lemon Pound cake. I never thought I’d ever proclaim that a citrus style sweet treat tastes delicious but this one changed my opinion. I had walked into my local Starbucks with the intentions of just buying a coffee and mooching their WIFI but they had these small sample cups at the register. I half-heartedly tried one, thinking it was probably their old stock but it tasted delicious- Imagine what a ‘fresh’ slice would have tasted like! (Well, more fresh than this particular pound cake). I was hooked and made the executive decision to recreate this with a twist- Single serve, in a mug and suitable for most dietary lifestyles- Bingo.

Furthermore, as part of my ongoing collaboration with Bai, I’m hoping to showcase their epic range in recipes OUTSIDE of smoothies and drinks. I showed how it could be used in these No Bake Blueberry White Chocolate Snack bars and now, in this healthy 1 minute Iced Lemon Pound Cake.

Zing. (Get it? No? zing zing zing). 

Healthy 1 Minute Iced Lemon Pound Cake {STARBUCKS COPYCAT}- Moist, fluffy and less than 100 calories, this cake takes 1 minute with an oven version too! {vegan, gluten-free + paleo option!}

This Healthy 1 Minute Iced Lemon Pound Cake is the perfect healthy snack or healthy dessert on hand which reminds you of the infamous lemon pound cake served at Starbucks. Unlike the Starbucks offering, this version isn’t heavy and won’t leave you with a sugar headache. It’s light, fluffy and moist with a cheeky glaze on top (with a high protein option!). This healthy lemon pound cake is also suitable for those following a gluten free, vegan or low sugar diet. For those who follow a paleo lifestyle, you’ll need to swap out the Bai for all dairy free milk. 

As with all my other 1 minute cakes, this has been tested using an oven too. I’ve had several readers advise me that it works well in a toaster oven too so there’s that! (I’d never heard of those until recently. In Australia, we use match sticks to warm things up). 

Healthy 1 Minute Iced Lemon Pound Cake {STARBUCKS COPYCAT}- Moist, fluffy and less than 100 calories, this cake takes 1 minute with an oven version too! {vegan, gluten-free + paleo option!}

Make this Healthy 1 Minute Lemon Pound Cake inspired by Starbucks and use your dollars saved to buy me a Starbucks gift card.

You know, for recipe development. 

Zing. 

Healthy One Minute Iced Lemon Pound Cake (Starbucks Copycat)
A Healthy Iced Lemon pound cake which takes just 1 minute to whip up and is inspired by Starbucks! This healthy cake is moist, fluffy and the perfect snack or healthy sweet treat to have on hand which comes with a tested oven version too! Naturally paleo and gluten free, there is a vegan and sugar free option too!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 T almond flour
  2. 1 1/2 T coconut flour, sifted
  3. 1/2-1 tsp lemon zest (can use a citrus zest)
  4. 1 T coconut palm sugar*
  5. 1/2 tsp baking powder
  6. 1 large egg or egg white (sub for 1 flax egg to keep it vegan)
  7. 3 T + dairy free milk of choice**
  8. Drop lemon extract
For the icing
  1. 1 T coconut butter, melted
  2. 1 T granulated sweetener of choice
  3. Milk to thin out
  4. Drop of lemon extract (optional)
For a high protein icing
  1. 3 T vanilla protein powder
  2. Milk to thin out
  3. Drop of lemon extract
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine the dry ingredients and mix well.
  2. In a separate small bowl, combine the dairy free milk with the egg (or flax egg) and whisk with the lemon extract. Add the mixture to the dry mixture and mix until just combined.
  3. Grease a large mug or deep bowl (I used a cereal bowl) generously and pour the batter in it and microwave for at least 50 seconds, depending on the microwave.
  4. While it's cooling, make the icing by mixing all ingredients to a desired consistency then top the lemon cake.
Notes
  1. * Adjust to desired sweetness- I prefer my glaze to be sweeter than the cake
  2. ** Depending on the coconut flour you use, you may need less/more. Adjust accordingly
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Healthy 1 Minute Iced Lemon Pound Cake {STARBUCKS COPYCAT}- Moist, fluffy and less than 100 calories, this cake takes 1 minute with an oven version too! {vegan, gluten-free + paleo option!}

Starbucks fans, do you have any bakery favorites? 

Have you ever tried a pound cake before? The generic store bought chocolate version in Australia is epic. 

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67 thoughts on “Healthy 1 Minute Iced Lemon Pound Cake (Starbucks Copycat)

  1. You’ve moved from no-bake to 1-minute creations…I love it! Next up should be 2 minutes, right? 🙂 So pound cake may very well be my all-time favorite dessert. Well, maybe one of them. It’s too hard to pick just one! And lemon…I love lemon desserts. Needless to say, I’m on board with this one! I think I need to get up to the kitchen and make one right now. It’ll only take a minute!

  2. I had to google toaster oven when I first started blogging – obviously we just make do with either a microwave or grill… I think America may be alone in this one!
    I remember years ago, pre paleo, I used to love any of the starbucks muffins that had icing on them, I think there was a ginger one that was good. But to be honest I think I just wanted the top bit with the icing! 😉

  3. What is Bai Limu Lemon? And as to your liking Starbucks cakes, I hope that you’re not serious. Their stuff is nasty and I’d sooner eat one of your protein powder-laced desserts than take a bite of one of their terrible, dry pastries. Sorry for ranting, but it’s a pet peeve of mine that Starbucks, with all of its resources, can’t do better in the pastry dept.

  4. Did you know Ray’s favorite terribly-unhealthy dessert at Starbucks is the iced lemon pound cake?! Well, now you do.
    PS I bought coconut flour this past weekend at WF SPECIFICALLY because of you. So…yay.

  5. I used to be a huge fan of the cake pops! Now I try to stay away from purchasing any bakery items at Starbucks because of all the weird additives they put in! I think you are such a better baker than Starbucks anyways 🙂

  6. I’ve made this a couple times now! It has a wonderful light fluffy texture. The first time I used an egg white and 1/4 tsp lemon extract (with no Bai–couldn’t track down that flavor). The second time I used a flax egg and 1/2 tsp lemon extract, and it was even better! Very lemony with a great texture. My mom loved it too. I might try making it with a bit of ground lavender, because I’m currently obsessed with lavender-flavored desserts. Great recipe!

  7. I love all things lemon and thank you for this! I’m also GF and allergic to eggs so will try this with gelatin egg. I think I love you, but not in a creepster way- just love all your recipes!

  8. I loved this Cake! Lemon is one of my favorites. I added a little more lemon extract because I like it very lemony. It’s so moist which rarely happens when I use coconut flour. I also love the glaze. It could be used for so many things. Thanks for the recipe!

  9. I love this recipe! I had a crazy idea though, to kick up the lemon flavor do you think I could add lemon juice to my flax seeds I stead of water?

  10. Can you make this iced lemon pound cake into a full recipe for the whole family instead of individual servings. I wasn’t sure how that would work.

  11. My daughter is allergic to tree nuts so I was wondering if I could sub another flour for the almond flour. Would additional coconut flour work? Or maybe oat flour? Thank you so much! I am SO excited to find your blog and recipes because we have numerous other allergies in the house (including wheat, egg, soy…). Your recipes have opened up so many delicious options for us!!

    1. This means so much, Kristen! For this, you can swap it for oat flour, as that has the most similar texture- Just be wary of the amount of liquid you add.

      That was something I found important when writing my cookbook- To ensure that there were tons of options for everyone 🙂

  12. Hi Arman I saw that one of your cakes can me cooked in the oven I was wondering if you could cook all of them in the oven if so at what temperature and for how long. Cant wait to try them. Thanks for such good healthy recipes.

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