Next week I’m attending a Christmas in July dinner with work, so I decided I would get into the into the Christmas spirit a little early and bake this Gluten Free Spiced Chocolate Fruit Cake.
I feel like most people either love or hate fruit cake. Do you agree? I for one LOVE fruit cake and think it deserves to be eaten a few times a year rather than just at Christmas time! So with that being said, I decided to add chocolate to the mix. The chocolate flavour is subtle but makes this cake so so good. I will definitely be making it again at Christmas!
Today II’m sharing these Gluten Free Mini Carrot Cakes with Cream Cheese Icing. I was craving cream cheese icing and these carrot cakes certainly hit the spot (and then some) for afternoon tea. Though in all honesty I made these cakes for friends, as a way to say thank you for all their recent support.
Speaking of support, I couldn’t have made these cakes without Jesse’s help (that’s my husband for those new to my blog). I’m sure I irritate him at times but I don’t think he truly minds helping me in the kitchen when he gets to “taste test” the recipe at the end of it all!
How about you? Do you have family or friends who love to bake with you? Feel free to bake this recipe with them or try out my wedding cupcakes for something a little less traditional.
Hope you all have a lovely weekend and thanks for stopping by The Naughty Dietitian, Amanda xx
If you like the chocolate and coffee, you will LOVE this Gluten Free Chocolate Espresso Cake! It has a lovely subtle espresso flavour and is super moist. The cake doesn’t sit heavy in your stomach like some other flourless cakes can and is just an all round winning recipe.
I made this Chocolate Espresso Cake to celebrate my brother in law’s birthday a few weeks back and it was an absolute hit! I noticed he kept creeping back to the kitchen to cut another slice. That is really the reason why I love baking. I love to spoil others and make them enjoy and feel good about food.
I would love to hear what you love about baking? Feel free to comment on this post, on my Facebook or Instagram account or send me an email! Thanks also to Martha Stewart for the recipe I adapted
A few weeks ago I made this Gluten Free Lime and Poppyseed Syrup Cake for morning tea with friends. The catch up was postponed (due to sick children) but the cake didn’t go to waste with Jesse’s work colleagues graciously accepting their new role as my taste testers!
Admittedly this is the second time I’ve made this cake. The first time around I wasn’t satisfied with the cake’s texture. So after a few additional modifications I’m happy to share the recipe with you. The original recipe comes from the Women’s Weekly Afternoon Tea Cookbook.
Chocolate Lamingtons have always been on my “to bake gluten free” bucket list. So what better time to test out baking these Gluten Free Chocolate Lamingtons with Australia Day next week.
I really enjoy Australia Day. We go on a road trip to a different beach each year and get to spend the day hanging out with my family. For those that don’t know much about me, I have one brother and three sisters. I’m the youngest of the family with two nieces and two nephews. I adore them all so much and love that Lyla has so many aunties, uncles and cousins to play with and protect her in this crazy world.
Anyway, getting back to the baking – these chocolate lamingtons are really tasty and quick to make. You can slice them in half and add a little jam or cream if you fancy. If you’re really after something different, you can also try making my lime lamingtons. They’re filled with lime curd and are ridiculously good, but then again, I’m a sucker for anything with lime or lemon curd.
Hope you have a fabulous Australia Day and don’t forget, I’d love to hear from you if you make any of my recipes. Thanks to the McGrath Foundation High Tea cookbook for the original recipe which was then adapted to be gluten free and modified for my baking preferences.