As mentioned in a previous post, I'm trying to cut down on my gluten intake, the only thing that gets in the way is my love of cake and baking. Running the Clandestine Cake Club is a definite obstacle, although it's also one of the highlights of my month.
I wondered if there was a way around it and then I came up with the theme for September's Cake Club - Free From Cakes! I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to try different cakes that might be, if not good for me, at least slightly better than some.
I was not disappointed, there were lots of amazing offerings. I made a Gluten and Dairy Free Apple and Almond Cake by Nigella Lawson. It was really good, a subtle flavour of apple; but so moist. It took a while to cook and next time I'd reduce the temperature a little. Other than that I'd highly recommend it. You can find the recipe for the Gluten and Dairy Free Apple and Almond Cake here...
I added caramelised apple slices to the top of my cake - mainly because my cake had a slight crack from where it rose and then sank slightly! I used this recipe by the other Queen of Cookery, Delia Smith, recipe here... She uses butter, so they aren't dairy free; but I'm sure you could find a non dairy recipe if you wanted or just use caramelised sugar instead.
The recipe does use an insane amount of eggs; but since there's no butter of flour I figure it all balances up. It's easy to make, tastes great and you don't miss the dairy or gluten one bit. Win win in my book.
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