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Gluten Free Cake Recipe - Kid’s Party Cup Cakes

Published 4 February, 2007

I knew there was an urgent need to find a gluten free cake recipe when my 19 month old daughter got a banana whilst all her nursery buddies got chocolate cake. Talk about unfair! So, here is a gluten, egg, dairy and soya free cake recipe for all those food freaks out there!

You can freeze these cakes and take them out and decorate as needed. I'm giving the nursery a bag of frozen cakes so they can take one out when there's birthday cake on the menu and my daughter willl be part of the celebrations.

(The good news is that since we've kept her gluten, egg, dairy and soya free, here eczema has finally cleared up - at long last! We are going to re-introduce each carefully over the next few months and see what happens).

Gluten Free Kid's Party Cup Cakes
Makes about 12 - 15
125g dairy free margarine
125g superfine (caster) sugar
2 eggs or equivalent egg replacement (I used Orgran's)
150g gluten free flour (I used 100g corn/maize and 50g tapioca)
90g rice flour
3 teaspoons gluten free baking powder
125ml rice drink (make sure it's a gluten free variety)
Optional - 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Preheat the oven to 180oC. Line 1 or 2 12 hole muffin tins with paper cases.

Either by hand or in a mixer, beat the margarine and sugar until it's light and fluffy. Add the eggs or egg replacer, one at a time, beating it in well.

Sift the flours into a large bowl. Fold the flours into the margarine mixture, adding a splash of rice milk with each spoonful of flour. Gently beat until the mixture is smooth and slightly runny.

Spoon the mixture into the muffin paper cases, then bake for 15 to 20 minutes. The cakes will have a pleasantly spongey texture. Either freeze immediately for future use, or dust with icing sugar or glace icing. (Glace icing is just a small amount if icing (confectioners) sugar and water, heated slightly to make it runny. You can add flavours/essences or colours too, such as mint or chocolate powder).

This is another straightforward and reliable gluten free cake recipe. Enjoy these lovely gluten free buns - they're not just for the kids!

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