Sunday, 20 January 2019

Traybake Cake - GF, WF, EF, DF, SF, NF

This is a new favourite here! It's basically a simple sponge cake mixture with everything substituted as necessary. It can be a cup cake, single cake or traybake cake, whatever takes your fancy, the basic ratio is 4:4:4:2 or 6:6:6:3 for sugar:margarine:flour:eggs and you can scale it up to suit. So 6oz sugar, 6oz margarine, 6oz self raising flour and three eggs. the numbers don't sound quite so neat with grams, but it's the same ratio! I decorated with Betty Crocker frosting and safe marshmallows and sprinkles. 

My youngest son pronounced it delicious - then post on Instagram as "Archie Berry" that it was "very tasty, very soft on the inside, crisp on the outside with a beautiful blend of flavour."!! Praise indeed! It didn't last long... but definitely kept well overnight.



#traybake #cake #glutenfree #eggfree #dairyfree #soyafree #nutfree

Ingredients
  • 170g (6oz margarine 
  • 170g (6oz) caster sugar 
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 170g (6oz) self-raising flour (I use Doves Farm) 
  • tsp additional gluten-free baking powder
  • 3 eggs or egg replacer for 3 eggs
  • your choice of icing/decoration

 Method
  • Preheat the oven to 180C (170C Fan) then lightly grease an 8" square tin, or similar capacity tin
  • Beat together caster sugar and margarine until light and creamy.
  • Mix up egg replacer for 3 eggs or break 3 eggs and whisk.
  • Sift flour, baking powder and mixed spice into a large mixing bowl. 
  • Gradually add the eggs/egg replacer to the sugar/margarine mixture.
  • Add the vanilla essence
  • Sift flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl. 
  • Now combine first the eggs slowly if beating by hand, then gradually add the flour and additional baking powder.
  • TIP :  if the mixture curdles add some flour!
  • If you are using a mixer, you can safely add eggs and flour all together, then combine.
  • Tip the mixture into the prepared tin, levelling the top with the back of a spoon. 
  • Bake for 20-25 mins until golden on top. 
  • Leave to cool for ten minutes before transferring to a wire rack. DO NOT CUT until fully cool.
  • Decorate as you please!

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