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Archive for July, 2011

Low Fat Apricot Cake

I googled ‘gluten-free apricot cake’ the other day. I love apricots, and had a box to use up. I will make freezer jam yet, but for the weekend, I wanted a cake. I found this recipe. YUM!! It is obviously not an American recipe, since it’s all measured by weight, and I thought I’d have to make it again and figure out the measurements for my local friends, but really, if you don’t have a kitchen scale yet, and you’re trying to bake gluten-free, just get one!! You can convert many of your own recipes if you use weights to do so.

Here’s the link:

I’m also posting the ingredients with my own notes, though you will need to go to her blog for the directions.   Another of her recipes I will try one day:


3 medium eggs
180g castor sugar (used white granulated sugar)
200g peeled and finely grated carrot
1 tsp almond essence (flavoring)
60g rice flour (my whole-grain gf flour mix)
200g ground almonds
2 tsp mixed spice (I googled this and mixed my own, then discovered I could probably have used pumpkin pie spice.)
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
6-8 ripe apricots pitted and cut in half

The directions are at the link above.

I couldn’t wait to post this one because today is my sister’s birthday, and she is living gluten-free these days. And we all love low-fat… when it tastes this good. We had it with a bit of ice-cream initially, but I made some custard to have with the leftover cold pieces. I’m not sure it would need custard, but we love anything dairy for dessert or with our dessert. Enjoy!