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Dispensary's gluten-free lemon and coconut cake
3 whole lemons, deseeded
1 cup caster sugar
3 cups ground almond
1 cup shredded coconut
2 tsp baking powder
¼ cup caster sugar
juice of 2 lemons
Place sliced, deseeded whole lemons into a blender and blend to a pulp, add sugar and eggs and blend until smooth.
Put all dry ingredients into a mixing bowl, pour wet mix over and combine.
Pour into a greased cake tin and bake at 180degC for 40-50 minutes.
To prepare the syrup, place all ingredients in a saucepan and heat over a moderate heat until the sugar has dissolved.
Pour over warm cake.
Recipe requested by Sarah Hedges, Dunedin.
Recipe provided by Dispensary Cafe, Dunedin Hospital.
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