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Simple little gluten-free cakes

Eating pastries is always a treat but if you have a litany of food allergies or perhaps want to indulge while still being kind to the planet, it can be a bit of a quandary. These simple little cakes (courtesy of Isla Rechner) are a cinch to whip up and are bright as a button to boot. Your guests and even your fine self will be surprised at how tasty vegan and gluten free baking can be.

Gluten free and vegan Rose, almond and orange cakes

Sponge base

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100g coconut oil, melted

55g caster sugar

180ml almond milk

60ml orange juice

Zest of an orange

180g gluten free flour

1 teaspoon gluten free baking powder

3/4tsp bicarbonate of soda

100g ground almonds

Agave syrup

100g agave syrup

100g orange juice

½ teaspoon rose water

25ml water

Pomegranate glaze

280g icing sugar

25ml fresh pomegranate juice

20ml lime juice


  • In a medium bowl combine gluten free flour, ground almonds, orange zest, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda.
  • In a stand mixer whisk together coconut oil and sugar. Then add almond milk and orange juice followed by your dry ingredients.
  • Pour into silicon muffin moulds and bake for 20-25 minutes at 160 degrees fan assist three
  • While the cakes are baking make your syrup. Combine agave syrup, orange juice and rose water and heat until combined.
  • Once the cakes are baked and still hot,spoon over generous amounts of the syrup and leave to cool.

Glaze assembly

Sieve icing sugar, whisk with pomegranate and lime juice.

The consistency should be thick enough to coat the top of the cake but spreadable enough to create drips on the sides

Finish with a scattering of dried roses petals

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