Flourless Cakes

Some people are finding it difficult to buy flour currently, as lots of people are home baking during social isolation.

If you want to avoid flour or have none in the house, you can still make cakes. If you like making cakes, try and choose recipes that have less or even no sugar in and don’t have lots of butter.

There are plenty of flour substitutes for cake but these 2 recipes attempt to use ingredients you’ll have in your cupboard.

Choc Chip Cake with Oat flour

Take a measuring jug and measure out 250ml porridge oats.  Blitz these in a food processor to make flour.

125ml Oil

125ml Sugar

75ml Water

4tbs Cocoa Powder

1tsp Bicarbonate of Soda

3 Eggs

1tsp Cinnamon

Handful Choc Chips

Heat oven to 180 C, 160 C fan, Gas Mark 4.  Grease and line with greaseproof paper two 18cm (7in) sandwich tins.

Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blitz for a few seconds until combined.

Pour into the sandwich tins and bake for 25 minutes until firm. Test with a skewer to check cooked.

Cool for 10 minutes in the tin and then turn out.

Banana Polenta Cake

2 Bananas ripe

150g Polenta

50g Butter or Oil

2tsp Baking Powder

1 egg

2 tsp honey (optional)

Handful of blueberries

Grease and line a 18cm sandwich tin. Heat oven 180 C, 160 C fan, Gas Mark 4.

Place bananas in a food processor and puree.  Add rest of ingredients and process until combined.  Put mixture in the tin.  Bake 35 minutes.  Use a skewer to check cooked.  Allow to cool slightly before turning out.

The chocolate chip cake has healthy oats and is full of fibre, the banana polenta cake has no sugar and the handful of berries contain phytonutrients.

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