Lemon Chia Cake Bars Recipe

This lemon chia cake bars recipe is a healthy treat!

Flavor pound cake with lemons to give it a sweet-tangy kick. Once you master the basic pound cake recipe, you can easily make other variations, too. Here, chia is added to the mix. This ancient grain is considered a superfood because it packs a lot of nutrients; you only need a small amount to reap its benefits. It definitely makes this option a healthy treat!

Lemon Chia Cake Bars Recipe

Carmela Villegas
This lemon chia cake bars recipe is a healthy treat!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 48 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Others
Servings 10 (1½x4-inch) mini loaves


Lemon Chia Cake Bars Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 2/3 Cup unsalted butter softened slightly
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • lemon zest
  • 2 large Egg
  • 1/3 Cup sour cream
  • lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • lemon zest
  • 1/4 Cup milk
  • 1 Cup confectioners sugar
  • chia seeds to top


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a baking pan with mini-loaf molds with butter and line with parchment paper.
  • Sift together cake flour and baking powder into a bowl. Add salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, cream butter, sugar, and lemon zest on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Add flour mixture in 3 parts, alternating with sour cream and lemon juice.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool before unmolding and glazing, about 5 minutes.
  • Make the glaze: Whisk together lemon juice and zest, milk, and confectioners’ sugar in a bowl until well combined.
  • Spoon glaze over mini cake loaves. Sprinkle chia seeds on top.
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