Gluten & Sugar Free Almond Cake October 28, 2013 15:21

A really easy to make Gluten & Sugar free cake.

Ingredients     

  • 200g ground almonds
  • 75g unsalted butter
  • 50g Xylitol
  • 30g Sweet Freedom/honey/Maple Syrup
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract or 1 vanilla pod, seeds scraped out
  • 5 egg whites

Method

  • Pre heat oven 160 degrees C.
  • Mix the butter with xylitol and syrup/honey until creamed.
  • Add the vanilla, ground almonds and mix well.
  • Whip the egg whites until stiff peaks and first spoon 1 spoonful into the almond mixture and mix, then add the remaining egg whites and fold them in carefully.
  • Line an 8” cake tin with greaseproof paper.
  • Gently pour the mixture into the tin and place into the oven, middle shelf (no higher).
  • Bake for 25-35 minutes or until the cake is golden on top. If unsure prick with a knife and make sure it comes out clean, then it’s done.
  • Leave the cake to cool and then slice in half so that the middle of the cake can be filled.
  • Fill the cake with a natural sugar free jam (not with artificial sweeteners), I use St. Dalfour, and some cream. I use mascapone mixed with a little coconut nectar.