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.
4tbs Cocoa Powder
1tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
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
50g Butter or Oil
2tsp Baking Powder
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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