Gluten Free Butter and coconut cake

An impressive cake for a special occasion…

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Gluten Free Butter and coconut cake whole

Need to bring a cake to a bridal shower, high tea or having friends over for coffee? Well this is the perfect cake that looks impressive, tastes delicious and surprise’s friends. Best of all it’s gluten free!!!

Let’s face it, we all want to prove to our Gluten eating friends that Gluten Free deserts are just as scrumptious if not, BETTER!

I made this little beauty for my birthday and it went down a treat. YUM!

Gluten free buttercream and coconut ingredients

What you will need:
For this recipe you will need to make 2 cakes (or you might decide to make one large one and cut it in half however this is risky business and I prefer just to make two cakes).

Each cake will need the following (keep in mind that you will need to have two of the below for the cake ingredients only):
125g butter, softened
2 tsp vanilla extract

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Chocolate Whoopie Pies (g/f)

So tempting…

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I finished my first three shifts this week! It’s amazing to be back out there, working, earning, and doing things! I have to say, I’m glad that I got this job, and I’m glad to have something productive to do to during the week. It does mean, however, that I’ve had to take a good hard look at my schedule and my budget, and figure out the things that I can and can’t do. I get paid per fortnight, so that was another thing to adjust to. However, the earnings are far better now than in any of my other jobs, so I’m able to keep up with bills and the medical expenses much better now!

But because I am focusing on keeping to a budget, it does mean that I need to plan in advance for what I’m going to make. I can’t splurge on random ingredients for recipes, no sir, no…

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Lemon Cupcakes

Quick and easy cupcakes…

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In a rush and need to  cook up a batch of cakes quickly.  Then with a bit of thought, you can turn a cake packet mix into something a little different.


1 pkt Basco Golden Butter Cake MixLemon Cupcakes

2 eggs

3 tablespoons softened butter/margarine

2/3 cup milk

1 teaspoon lemon zest

60 ml lemon curd (store bought)


4 tablespoons lemon curd

1 tablespoon lemon juice

50 g sugar




Place all ingredients in a large bowl and with an electric beater, mix on low until all ingredients are combined.

Beat for 2 minutes on medium speed.

Put 1 dessert spoon of mixture into bottom of cupcake papers. Top with 1 teaspoon lemon curd. Top with remaining cake batter.

Bake in a moderate oven 180 C (fan forced 160C) for 15 – 20 minutes until a skewer comes out clean.


Microwave the lemon curd and lemon…

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Coffee and Hazelnut Cake

For a special morning tea…

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Coffee and Hazelnut

Moist, delicious and liked…

This recipe caught my eye as I was leafing through the latest Coles food magazine and I duly ripped it out.

There are those recipes that I know my son will like immediately. There are those cakes that will withstand the knocks of a school bag.

And there are those recipes that if I make the cake look like a muffin minus the icing then maybe it will be liked and stay in one piece until at least morning tea.

So with a few spare minutes to myself this afternoon, I made the cake for a lunch with friends tomorrow and I made a couple of muffins for the lunch box.


3 eggs, at room temperature

1 cup caster sugar

200 g hazelnut meal

2/3 cup gluten free plain flour

1/2 teaspoon gluten free baking powder

2 1/2 teaspoons instant coffee granules

1/4 cup water

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Lime Syrup Cakes

Moist, tangy and delicious…

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 Lime Syrup Cakes

Citrus season is upon us again and while I only have one lime tree, I always manage a good supply of limes for baking, salad dressings and main meals.

These Lime Syrup Cakes can be eaten on their own or dressed up with a dollop of cream.  Whatever way you serve them, they are deliciously moist and tangy.  Enjoy.


125 g butter, chopped

2 teaspoons finely grated lime rind

1 cup caster sugar

3 eggs

1 ¾ cups gf self raising flour

¾ cup desiccated coconut

¾ cup plain yoghurt

1 tablespoon lime juice


1 lime

¼ cup lime juice

1 cup caster sugar

½ cup water



  1. Grease a 12 hole muffin pan.
  2. Beat butter, rind and sugar in a small bowl with electric beaters until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until just combined between additions.
  4. Stir in sifted flour…

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Butter Cake (g/f)

Better than a sponge…

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It’s a bit belated, but here I am for fiesta Friday! This post is actually about  cake I made before I started training, for  friend’s birthday. So I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

It’s a terrible idea to leave me unattended in a discount bookstore. I will inevitably start looking at the cookbooks, and after thoroughly examining all the options, will find one which suits me so well, and which I know I’d regret if I didn’t purchase. So, as you can imagine I’m often wary of letting myself go alone into bookstores, especially as I promised myself I wouldn’t start a cookbook collection until I started working properly later this month, and we don’t have that much more space for even a couple of books. But I was at the mall, as my old friend James and I were combining forces to get another friend of ours…

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Coffee and Walnut Cake (g/f)

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Here I am again for Fiesta Friday! It’s been a long two weeks with the job training, but very satisfying. I like learning new skills, and I like having something to do during the day. It really does make your free time all the more special, because you know it’s more of a reward, and there’s less of it. I’m using mine to enjoy the pleasure of making even more cakes! It’s been great to be able to just flip through my books and pick whatever cake recipe I want to try, and then to go and make it with confidence! Although in the case of this cake I wasn’t able to get more than one cake tin’s worth of cake out of it, despite it having been described as a layer cake…But anyway. Our new little street – thing, which is really just a block of about ten…

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