This gluten free banana bread cake recipe is incredibly simple and quick, requiring only about half an hour of your precious time. But it’s half an hour well spent, for the cake is moist and soft and crumbly, with a sinfully delicious caramelised top that is pure crispy caramelised goodness and ohmygosh so delicious.
Recently, I’ve been interacting more with the gluten free community. I personally don’t have a super-serious gluten allergy, but an excess of gluten makes me “puff up” (hiii, water retention) and just feel blah. It’s disconcerting reading stories of people with coeliac disease – way too many start viewing food as their enemy. I had someone say to me that the one thing they really need is to “be reminded of a time when food used to be enjoyable”.
This delicious chocolate peanut butter cake with salted caramel sauce combines everyone’s favourite flavours into one amazingly tasty and scrumptious looking drip cake. Layers of airy but moist peanut butter sponge are sandwiched between decadent silky chocolate buttercream, and the salted caramel sauce adds the finishing touch.
This will be a quick one. You see, it was my birthday yesterday. Which necessarily and logically means that I’ve spent the whole Sunday afternoon baking my own birthday cake. ‘Cause that’s just what foodies and food bloggers do.
These coconut orange mini cakes may be ‘mini’ but they have the taste of a cake giant. Fluffy yet dense sponge chock-full of dessicated coconut. Silky and rich ultra orange-y buttercream. Smooth orange curd with just the right amount of tartness. Textures galore. These mini cakes have the ability to transport you to an exotic island where you can enjoy the feeling of sand between you toes and the heat of the sun on your skin, all in a single bite.
How many people are already fed up with winter? Raise your hand. That many (on the northern hemisphere, at least)? Thought so. It’s all wet and cold and dreary and not nice at all. Oh, you’re not from the UK and all you can see is brilliant sunshine and fluffy snow and it’s all basically straight from a fairytale? Well, good for you. For the rest of us, I’m providing an escape – in the form of these delectable coconut orange mini cakes. They may look like adorable little heaps of fluffy snow but they taste like a vacation on an exotic island. Where it’s sunny. And pleasantly hot. And there’s a clear cerulean ocean stretching beyond the horizon. And warm sand between our toes. And also the potential hazard of a coconut falling on our heads. You know, that kind of island. You’re welcome.