Gluten Free Cake Tips

How can I tell when my cake is cooked?

Just like a traditional cake, insert a cocktail stick into the middle of the cake and if it comes out clean it is cooked.

Can I make my cake in advance and then freeze it?

Most gluten free cakes freeze really well. Freeze the cake as you would a traditional one.

My favourite cake recipe is not gluten free - how do I adapt it to make a gluten free version?

Follow your recipe as usual, except with the following changes: swap your flour for the gluten free alternative and simply add water, a tablespoon at a time, until your cake batter easily falls from the spoon. Due to the extra liquid needed to rehydrate the gluten free flour, your cake may need an extra 5 minutes in the oven.

What is Xanthan Gum?

Xanthan Gum is used to replace the gluten in traditional flour, it helps to improve the crumb structure and reduces crumbling in bakes. It should always be mixed with dry ingredients as it is more difficult to combine with liquids. If your flour doesn’t already contain Xanthan Gum, we recommend adding 1/4 tsp to every 200g of flour.

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