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Suitable For Endometriosis, Crohns ,Celiacs Disease IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) Sufferers - Some Recipes Are Also Nut-Free, Vegan & Raw

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Miracle Quinoa Sponge Cake

Miracle Sponge Cake 

Vegan, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Rice Free, Soya Free, Refined Sugar Free.
Endometriosis, Crohns & Celiacs Disease Safe.

I was sooo excited to try this cake out that i was doing 10 things at once!
I really didn't think i was going to pull it off but it worked...and tasty!
It does rise a little then flattens out when it is cooling, it is understandable as there are no raising agents in this cake.

8oz Quinoa Flour
4oz Arrowroot Powder
7oz Coconut Sugar or Agave Nectar
1 Tsp GF Baking Powder
1 Tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
1 Tsp Xanthan Gum 
200ml Any vegan milk (Quinoa/Hemp/Nut/Seed..etc)
4oz Vegan pure spread
4 Tsp Ground Chia seed or Chia Gel
8 Tbls Hot water
1 Tsp Vanilla Paste or 1 vanilla pod
Homemade Lemon Curd  (optional)

Feeds: 8 or 6 deepens how hungry everybody is

Mix the quinoa flour, arrowroot, sugar. baking powder and xanthan gum in a bowl.
 Add the Pure spread and rub the mixture together.

Once you have rubbed in all of the spread.
Start pouring the milk in slowly and stirring it in.

 beat the mixture to make sure all of the milk is mixed in.
 Mix the ground seeds with hot water and add the vanilla paste and mix it together.

Pour the the mixture into the cake batter and mix well.

 Fold batter to get some air into the cake mixture, you can see that it takes on the resemblance of having egg in it.

 I never (even when baking a normal cake) butter the tin, i always line the tin with tin foil.

 Divide the mixture between two cake tins.

Spread the batter out to the sides of the tins.

Put the tins in the oven on gas mark 4 /180oC for 25-30 minutes
They should be springy to touch and a golden colour.


When you take them out of the oven, quickly place onto a wire rack turn them over and peel the foil easily away from the cake.

Then leave the cakes to cool before decorating.

Pour the Zesty Lemon Curd in the middle and spread it all over, and again on the top.

Sprinkle coconut shavings on the top

Or make raw icing or decorate with carob chocolate cheesecake mix instead of lemon curd!

 I hope you enjoy it
x x x 


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