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Gluten free almond and cherry fruit cake πŸ’

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JerryAdministrator
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Hi everyone,

As it's National Baking Week here's a cake I made today with ground almonds and gluten free SR flour. It's a simple variation of a basic sponge cake by adding 55g ground almonds to it. A basic sponge cake uses 4 equals parts of flour sugar butter and eggs, to make it denser so the fruit didn't sink I added the ground almonds.

Another thing I do is soak the fruit in boiling water with 1/2 teaspoon of brown sugar and some mixed spice, you can whack it in the microwave and the fruit absorbs a lot of the liquid so is softer and bulkier in a couple of minutes. By giving the dried fruit an extra flavour I use less sugar overall in the cake. I put flaked almonds on top as I really like them baked like this.

175g GF self raising flour 175g butter 3 large eggs 155g brown sugar 175g dried fruit and cherries 55g ground almonds with 1/2 tea spoon mixed spice, baked for about 45/50 mins @160C until cooked through.

We'd love to see any photo's you have of your home baked goodies... 😊

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Kitten-whiskers profile image
Kitten-whiskersVegan star

Jerry, that is so professional, I bet that was really enjoyable - did all the neighbours smell it baking and come racing over for a slice πŸ˜€

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JerryAdministrator in reply to Kitten-whiskers

LOL...Hey thanks Debs thats a lovely thing to say πŸ˜€

That looks and sounds like a delicious cake Jerry, well done.

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Aw thanks Alicia I was pleased with how it rose as I used ground almonds and no extra baking powder. 😊

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That's really good Jerry on how it rose, particularly without extra baking powder. I do love ground almonds.πŸ˜€

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ZestStar

Wow Jerry - your homemade cake looks fantastic, and I bet it was very tasty. Thanks for sharing the recipe too.

Zest :-)

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JerryAdministrator in reply to Zest

Hey thanks Zest thats a great compliment from the Queen of cakes...I was thinking of baking a ginger cake but thought as you were I'd bake this.

I have had a slice and it went down a treat with a cuppa...😊

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ZestStar in reply to Jerry

Oh I hope you do a Ginger cake sometime, as I am not likely to make mine till Christmastime - as it's quite a rich one, and I thought it would be suitable for the festive period! :-)

Zest :-)

p.s. I'm still contemplating trying to bake the bread that has yeast in it - maybe on the weekend...

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Fran182716Prediabetic

That looks lovely Jerry, I’m planning on making a cake using apple purΓ©e instead of sugar over the weekend, will be my first try at a sugar free cake as I’m still trying to keep my added sugar low, of course the apple will have quite a bit but overall it should be lower sugar for an occasional treat.

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JerryAdministrator in reply to Fran182716

Thanks Fran a cake made with apple puree sounds wonderful so I hope that it's a great success. And I for one would love to see a photo. 😊

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Fran182716Prediabetic in reply to Jerry

No photo I’m afraid Jerry, it was a disaster! Didn’t rise at all and tasted like a soggy bagel πŸ˜–

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JerryAdministrator in reply to Fran182716

Oh no I am sorry Fran182716 we all have disasters and it sounds such a good idea using apple puree.

Better luck next time. 😊

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