I have been trying to bake a great gluten free cake and to be honest, only managed it a couple of times. I've always thought mine are never as good as teashop ones and could do with some improving.
Well during my son's catering class at college he had to bake a chocolate cake. My goodness this is the cake of all cakes and I'm so jealous that he just cracked it first time. It is gluten free, spongey, light and completely cakey. I don't go in for chocolate cake so much but this is so light and fluffy it would be a temptation for anyone.
So what did he do I hear you ask? What is the secret? Well according to his teacher it is the oil, it makes it spongey. Here is the recipe so you can give it a try. It is actually a recipe taken from the BBC Good Food website but we adapted the ingredients to make it gluten free.
We used the Doves Farm self raising flour and instead of making the icing we whipped some cream up and used that instead. It tastes divine honestly. So a big well done to Mr T for making this gorgeous cake, I will definitely be using this recipe from now on. In fact I like the BBC Good Food site as it has some really good recipes and they are easy to follow too. I don't like anything complicated when baking and they also have so many good gluten free treats to make. You can print the recipes off and even set up a shopping list for your ingredients, great eh?
I'm off to devour the rest of this cake. I will be back tomorrow for Autism Support Saturday but for now take care.