Gluten free christmas cake

coolkat11, Oct 27, 9:44pm
Hi just wondering if anyone has a recipe for a gf christmas cake!Preferably one that doesnt cost the earth to make if possible

melford, Oct 27, 10:41pm
Gluten Free Christmas Cake 850g dried mixed fruit
1 cup brandy
150g butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
3 eggs, at room temperature
1 cup gluten-free plain flour
1/4 cup gluten-free self-raising flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
3/4 cup blanched almonds
1/4 cup apricot jam
Place dried fruit and 2/3 cup brandy in a large airtight container. Mix well. Cover and stand overnight or preferably for 1 week, stirring occasionally.
Preheat oven to 150°C. Lightly grease a 7cm deep, 20cm (base) round cake pan. Line base and side with double layers brown paper and baking paper Using electric beaters, cream butter and sugar in a large bowl until pale and creamy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
Sift flours and spices over butter mixture. Add fruit mixture and stir until well combined. Press mixture into pan. Smooth surface. Decorate top with almonds.
Bake cake for 2 to 2 1/4 hours or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Pour remaining 1/3 cup brandy over hot cake. Allow to cool completely in pan.
Place jam in a heatproof, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH (100%) for 30 seconds or until warm. Remove cake from pan and brush top with warm jam. Allow to set. Serve.

earthangel4, Oct 27, 10:56pm
yeah I bake this one every year,and is just like a bought one,yum.

frances1266, Oct 27, 11:38pm
Does it keep well!

melford, Oct 28, 8:32am
yes keeps for ages as it has brandy in it.

coolkat11, Oct 30, 7:28am
Thank you thats great!

maddi7, Oct 30, 8:58pm
Would anyone have a recipe for making there own gluten free flour, plain and self-raising! Thanks

melford, Oct 30, 11:20pm
I use Bakels gf plain flour and Orgran SR gf flour. I find these give better results than any homemade flours

nzbadger, Oct 31, 3:20am
I use the Bakels & find it the best. Have tried all sorts of ones & keep coming back to Bakels :-)

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