Avoiding dairy, egg, gluten, nut and wheat ingredients can be daunting when it comes to baking. This sponge layer cake is the answer and would be perfect as a birthday cake.
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I don't understand the other reviews. I followed the instructions and the cake didn't rise at all. It ruined my daughter's birthday cake.
Hi, with regards to your query; due to the nature of this cake and without the addition of baking powder and eggs, the only rise should be from the raising agents contained within our Self Raising Flour and also the bananas which will in turn help for a deliciously moist cake. Many thanks, Doves Farm.
Hi Rachel. Umm, sounds good. We haven't done this but we suggest you perhaps try a small teaspoon of xanthan gum and a teaspoon of flax seeds to replace the banana. All the best, Doves Farm
Yes this recipe is soya free. ~ Doves Farm
Adding 2tsp of baking powder to plain flour will create a self raising flour. So for this recipe you will need 3 level tsp
Sponge cake can be successfully frozen. Allow to defrost completely at room temperature before eating. Top Tip: if you want to decorate a gluten free sponge cake with royal icing, freeze it first then decorate. The sponge will thaw underneath the icing keeping the celebration cake from drying out or losing shape.
Adding half a banana in this recipe helps to keep this cake moist during cooking. It will impact on the flavour very little. You could swap for grated apple, courgette or carrot instead if you preferred, or omit altogether, replacing with just slightly more liquid. - Doves Farm
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