Friday, 30 May 2014

A Little bit of Crafting, a little bit of baking

New Brooches

My Best Ever Gluten-free Baking

I am so pleased with this Apple Cake, beautifully moist with a sweet crust, perfect for a summer picnic, afternoon tea or served warm with home made ice cream.

Here is my recipe: 

4 oz Pure Soya Spread
5 oz Golden Caster sugar
2 Eggs
5 oz Doves Farm Self-raising White Flour
1/2 tsp Gluten-free Baking Powder
1 tsp Xanthan Gum
2 Bramley Apples - peeled and grated

Oven 180
Line a 2lb loaf tin 
Beat the spread and sugar together until soft and light.
Beat in the eggs.
Sieve flour, baking powder and xanthan gum into the mixture and mix well.
Carefully fold in the apple.
Pour into the tin and smooth the top of the mixture.
Bake for approximately 45 mins or until golden and just firm. Check with skewer to make sure centre of cake is cooked.
Serve cake warm as a pudding with home made ice cream or leave to cool before slicing. 



  1. Mary, the cake looks yummy. My father in law is just embarking on a gluten free diet so will have to pass on the recipe. Hope to see you at the next event for SCN. Have told Claire I will not be taking part in any more but will always come and support everybody.xx

  2. Thanks Louise, it's always great to see friends and family at events. One of the nice things about belonging to a crafty community like the SCN is the support and friendships, I've met many lovely people and made some great friends. xx