Lemon & Fig Mini Tea Cakes (Gluten & Dairy Free)

by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016 | Read time: 1 minute

If you love lemon—the scent and the taste—these miniature tea cakes are sure to delight your senses. Like two bites of heaven, they’re light as a feather and not overly sweet like other tea or coffee cakes. Figs pair perfectly with lemon, flavor-wise, and they add just the right amount of moistness for a melt-in-your-mouth cake texture. Invite your friends over—it’s time for a tea party!

 Lemon-Fig Tea Cakes


Lemon & Fig Mini Tea Cakes (Gluten & Dairy Free)

Makes 21 mini tea cakes


1 cup gluten-free all-purpose baking flour
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. sea salt

1 whole egg
½ cup applesauce
¼ cup coconut oil
2 tsp. lemon extract
½ cup raw honey

¼ cup or 6 whole organic black mission figs, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 2 mini muffin pans with coconut oil (or line with mini muffin cups); set aside.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, combine dry ingredients.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together wet ingredients.
  4. Pour wet mixture into dry; mix 1-2 minutes until blended well. (Note: Be sure not to over stir batter.)
  5. Stir in chopped figs.
  6. Scoop 1-1/2 tablespoons of batter into each mini muffin cup.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until done. Allow to cool before serving.

Nutrition info per serving:  81 calories, 3 grams fat, 13 grams carbs, 9 grams sugar, 1 gram protein