Monday 29 April 2019

Love Cake April 2019 round up

Easter has been the main focus of our baking this month but there's been plenty more to enjoy as well! Let's see what cakes we've been making this month.
Chocolate cupcakes are welcome at time but getting the right recipe for a gluten free version can be tricky. Kate at Gluten Free Alchemist has been revisiting her Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcake recipe and decorated them especially for Easter with some Italian buttercream and mini eggs.
Kate always comes up trumps when it comes to gluten free celebration cakes and her Banoffee Sponge Cake is her latest triumph. It's layered with freshly whipped cream, toffee sauce, crunchy biscuit crumbs and topped with chocolate curls.
Also going gluten free this month is Choclette from Tin and Thyme. She has been inspired by the Filipino Christmas treat of bibingka to make a batch of gluten free coconut cakes. Traditionally bibingka are made with rice but these have a mixture of gluten free flour and coconut flour in. They are usually eaten at breakfast time but I think one would go down well at any time of the day!
I got into the Easter spirit with a batch of White chocolate blondies with Mini Eggs. Without the Mini Eggs they can be made at any time of year. These will be a particular favourite of those who like white chocolate as there is a lot of it in this recipe!

I went back and revisited one of my classic Easter recipes with a traditional Simnel cake. Any excuse to be to eat some marzipan!
Since it was National Tea Day this month I thought I would do a twist on afternoon tea and put the clotted cream in a cake. If you prefer a plainer cake this is perfect for you but the flavour of the cream still comes through. It was decided this was like eating vanilla ice cream in cake form!

That's it for April and thank you to everyone who joined it. I'll be back in a couple of days with May's linkup.

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