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gluten free cakes

(4 Posts)
LadyP Fri 29-Mar-13 13:30:57

My daughter is home for Easter and I would like to make her an early birthday (gluten free) cake which the whole family could enjoy. Any tried and tested recipes ?

kittylester Fri 29-Mar-13 14:21:16

absent gave me a brilliant one LadyP


Butter for greasing
3 large eggs separated
150 g caster sugar
55g potato flour
150 g ground almonds
Almond extract
Juice 1.5 oranges
Finely grated rind 1 orange.

Preheat oven to 180 or gas 4
Grease 20 cm springform tin

Beat egg yolks with sugar until pale and thick
Gently stir in potato flour and ground almonds
Add 2-3 drops almond essence, juice and rind and gently mix
Whisk egg whites till stiff
Fold in
Spoon into tin and bake for 45-50 minutes.

Leave to stand for 5 minutes before removing the tin.
Sprinkle with icing sugar

I usually put more orange rind in. It keeps really well if uneaten, which is unlikely. grin

Delia's all in one sponge also works well with GF self-raising flour. It doesn't rise quite so well but is totally acceptable. I fill mine with whipped cream and raspberries, partly crushed with a little icing sugar, for special occasions so the fact that it isn't quite as well risen as it might be is disguised. And anyway - it's cake. GF people are grateful for small mercies.

I am going to attempt a chocolate version for Easter Sunday tea.

Hope this is some help and I look forward to seeing what others come up with. smile

kittylester Fri 29-Mar-13 20:01:41

I've bumped this because I can't possibly be the only GF GN can I? confused

nanaej Fri 29-Mar-13 20:37:17

I have a Harry Eastwood recipe book with some fab recipes using ground almonds /rice flour etc and veg instead of fats to keep cakes moist. Google and you may find some recipes on line. I have made a few and they turn out OK!