Honey & Orange Drizzle Cupcakes – Gluten Free

Decided to try out these little beauties as I am a fan of honey in baking and they sounded lovely with the sweet, sticky topping and the mix of honey, cinnamon, spices and orange. They are so light and delicate and full of delicious flavours. Definitely worth making!

You can make them dairy free too by using a dairy free spread of your choice. You can choose to use walnuts as per the recipe or substitute with pecans or pistachios. All work really well.

They are perfect for taking on picnics, for a packed lunch and would be great sellers at a cake sale or charity event. The smell though …. oh the smell is simply divine!

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Iced Lemon Polenta Mini Cakes

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A very delicious gluten and wheat free recipe full of gorgeous lemon flavor and topped with a fabulous lemon icing. These Iced Lemon Polenta Cakes look so dainty and lovely. Topped with an edible viola each, you will have a perfect Afternoon Tea treat for you and your guests.

They do have a more crunchy texture due to the polenta and some people find this different but it’s a good different 🙂

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Raspberry, Blueberry & Lime Drizzle Cake – Gluten, Wheat & Dairy Free

Where do I start about this gorgeous recipe? It’s impossible to tell the difference between this and a cake made with traditional ingredients and I’ve made enough to know. I’m always dubious about people claiming their cakes made with all sorts of strange ingredients taste exactly as a normal one as I’ve yet to have that experience, but this recipe delivers and how.

You can keep it dairy free using a dairy free or soya spread but if not, just use Stork. The flour is Doves Farm which I always use and it’s gluten and wheat free, comes in both self raising or plain.

If you’re going to try gluten and wheat free baking, then you will need to have Xanthan Gum in your larder. It’s essential to hold together cakes and pastry and stop them from crumbing. It’s easily available in most supermarkets and mine is the Doves Farm one.

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Cinnamon Apple Cake – Gluten Free

I could wax lyrical about this amazingly comforting and delicious Cinnamon Apple Cake but it does all the talking for itself. Considering it’s a gluten free recipe, the lightness and moistness of the cake is such a welcome surprise.

I reduced the original sugar quantity as ground almonds are quite sweet and the totally delicious cinnamon sugar topping is heavenly and doesn’t need extra sweetness to fight with it.

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Gluten Free Strawberry Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

I wasn’t sure about making these as strawberries can misbehave when baking and become mushy and unpleasant to eat but this recipe proved to be the exception and got thumbs up from everyone, even non gluten free tasters. It simply is a delicious recipe and the pretty pink frosting really finishes them beautifully. I like them without the frosting and they would be perfect for breakfast or a mid morning treat this way.

Decorated with pink frosting, fresh strawberries and freeze dried strawberries, they make a perfect tea party addition. You would not know these beauties are gluten free as they turn out so light and fluffy.

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