Saturday, 17 August 2013

gluten free lemon drizzle cake.


so with a whole load of lemons and a few half opened packets of ground almonds, i set about finding a new cake recipe to try out. and when life gives you lemons, i guess the most   obvious choice is to make a lemon drizzle cake! as this bbc good food recipe for lemon cake is gluten free... it has a secret special ingredient to bind it and keep it moist... mashed potato! 

shopping list
♥ 200g butter, softened
♥ golden caster sugar
♥ 4 eggs
♥ 175g ground almonds
♥ 250g mashed potatoes
♥ zest 3 lemons
♥ 2 tsp gluten-free baking powder
♥ 4 tbsp granulated sugar
♥ juice 1 lemon

credit to bbc good food for this yummy recipe :)

preheat the oven to 180s degrees. blend together the sugar and butter until fluffy. then, gradually add in the eggs.


next add in the no so secret ingredients... mashed potato! trust me don't know it until you've tried it!


then grate in the lemon zest, keeping the lemons for the drizzle later on. 


spoon into a greased cake tin and smooth over the top. 


bake for 45 minutes whilst you make the lemon drizzle by mixing the granulated sugar and the lemon juice together.


when the cake has cooled for at least ten minutes, spoon over the drizzle and let it drip down the sides. i then put in the fridge overnight and took to work the next day. 


whilst taking that final slice picture in my kitchen the next morning in my pjs, my housemate came in asking "emily are you having cake for breakfast?" 

well maybe i tried a littttle bit...

do you have any gluten free recipes you'd recommend? if you like these you might like this flourless chocolate brownie recipe based on nigella's :)

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