This gluten and dairy free orange polenta cake is supercharged with citrusy goodness. It’s soft and dense, moist and crumbly, and most certainly delicious. The cake is soaked with an orange and lime syrup, which brings it to a whole new level. (Psst, there’s a video with step-by-step instructions, as well!)
Okay, first of all: raise your hand if you know what “polenta” is.
Polenta is basically the Italian version of grits. If you go into more detail, it turns out that polenta and grits are made from different types of corn… but they’re both some sort of coarsely ground cornmeal in the end.
This gluten and dairy free roll cake combines the taste of comfort food with the appearance of a sophisticated dessert. The gluten free vanilla sponge is fluffy and flavourful, and goes wonderfully together with the dairy free chocolate frosting. The polka dot pattern adds the finishing touch, and only contains natural colourings.
I love polka dots. I also love complicating things. So, knowing this, and also knowing that I’ve never made a roll cake before… of course my first roll cake would be gluten AND dairy free, with a polka dot pattern. Of course.
This fun and delicious gluten free zebra cake is super easy to make and bound to impress just about anyone. Chocolate and vanilla batters complement each other perfectly in this sweet, moist and airy cake that is suitable for all occasions, from posh afternoon tea to a children’s party, on its own or frosted in buttercream, dusted with icing sugar, or smothered in chocolate ganache.
There are many things to love about this delightful gluten free zebra cake.
It’s super fun – to make, to eat, to look at.
It’s chocolate and it’s vanilla, no need to decide between the two.
It’s incredibly easy to make (although you might not think so).
And it looks ridiculously impressive.
Oh, and it’s simply delicious.
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”.