Lemon Shizzle Cake Recipe by Susan Jane White

lemonsshizzlecake by susan jane white

This sticky citrus lemon cake is practically belching with age-defying vitamins like E, C and plant-based calcium. Its fantastical glow comes from a spice called turmeric, also known as poor man’s saffron. Turmeric delivers a cargo of anti-inflammatory artillery for squeaky bones and damaged skin. Think of it as Botox baking.

Makes 16 servings


– 3 cups (300g) ground almonds
4 eggs
– juice of 1 large unwaxed lemon
– 6 tbsp cold-pressed macadamia or coconut oil
– up to 3 tablespoons light agave or honey
– 1 tsp baking powder
– 1 tsp ground turmeric
– 1/2 tsp unrefined salt

For the Drizzle:
– juice of 1 lemon
– approx. 2 tbsp light agave or raw honey


1. Preheat the oven to 170°C/150°C fan/340°F.
2. Line a 20cm x 20cm square brownie tin with non-stick paper.
3. Blend everything in a food processor or electric blender. That’s it!
4. Pour into your prepped tin and bake for 22–25 minutes, removing it from the oven before it browns.
5. Leave to cool in the tin.
6. Now for the shizzle. Gently warm the lemon juice with the agave or honey in a small saucepan.
7. Pour over your cake while still warm. A few piercings from a fork will help.

Susan Jane WhiteSusan Jane White is a specialist cook, a food and health columnist with The Sunday Independent, and former president of Oxford University’s Gastronomy Society. Her first book, The Extra Virgin Kitchen, debuted at No 1 on the Irish bestseller list, gained a cult following and received a nomination for an Irish Book Award. She is the blogger behind the hugely successful www.susanjanewhite.com. Following the enormous success of her debut cookbook, The Extra Virgin Kitchen, Susan Jane White is back with a brand new collection of recipes and advice. The Virtuous Tart is packed full of treats to love that love your body back. As well as delicious recipes for Virgin Drinks, Virtuous Tarts, Saintly Treats and Born Again Truffles – which are all free from wheat, dairy and cane sugar.

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Susan Jane White
Susan Jane White
Susan Jane White

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