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This is a delicious alternative to carrot cake and can be enjoyed at tea time or as a dessert.

gluten free cake
Preparation Time:

15 minutes

Cooking Time:

30 minutes at 180 C


8 -10

Gluten Free Cake Ingredients:
    • 2 cups grated courgette
    • 1/3 cup desiccated coconut
    • 2 eggs , beaten
    • 4 Tbsp. melted butter
    • 1/4 cup canola oil
    • 120ml Lactose free yoghurt
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
    • 1 ½ cups Gluten free Flour
    • 1/2 tsp. Bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 tsp baking powder
    • 1/3 cup chopped almonds
  • ½ cup castor sugar.
  • ½ tsp almond extract.
  • 2 tsp water or more.
  1. Preheat oven to 180 C
  2. Grease a 22 cm square baking tin.
  3. Combine courgette, eggs, melted butter, oil, coconut and yoghurt in a mixing bowl.
  4. Add sugars and essences.
  5. Slowly blend in the flour, baking powder and bicarb.
  6. Add the chopped almonds.
  7. Pour into the prepared baking tin.
  8. Bake for 30minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  9. For the glaze mix together the sugar, almond essence and enough water to create a thick soup consistency. Drizzle over the warm cake and allow to cool before serving. Enjoy your Gluten Free Cake!

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