Walnut Gluten Free ‘Giant Mug’ Cake

So as you may or may not know – I usually don’t make cakes on order – but a friend of mine asked me so nicely and that she couldn’t find a gluten-free cake she asked if I could make one. The in me was saying NO, however as you can imagine – the polite me said ‘Yes of course’!IMG_5001

I decided to make a gluten-free walnut cake, I had never made this before – so was a complete gamble on if it would work. IMG_5000

I was told she likes walnut cake and loves to drink tea, so I decided to make a giant tea mug complete with a tea bag!IMG_4998

The cake was actually pretty good, moist, great walnut flavour and you couldn’t even tell it was gluten-free.IMG_4997

Ingredients:
4oz Walnuts
8oz Gluten Free Flour
8oz Caster Sugar
4 Eggs
2 Tsp Baking Powder
1 TSp Vanilla
125g Butter

600g Icing Sugar
1 1/2 Tsp Instand Coffee (Dissolved in 1 tsp hot water)
50g Ground Walnuts

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Add whole walnuts into a mill jar and grind the walnuts down to crumbs & small piecesIMG_4978

Using the all in one method add the eggs, sugar, flour, walnuts, IMG_4980

Mix the ingredients for about 2 minutes.IMG_4982

Pour batter about 1/3 full to the cake tins baking for about 20 mins at 170c until slightly brown and baked all the way through.

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Continue until all the cakes have been baked and allow to cool on a rack.

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Add butter and icing sugar and mix at low to medium speedIMG_4985

Add coffee dissolved in a 2 tsp of hot water, milk and ground walnuts.

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Add a little more icing sugar if still a little runny.

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Add layer of walnut butter cream in between each cake layer and slowly stack up.IMG_4988

Cover the cake with icing ( Dirty Ice)IMG_4989

Roll out a little fondant to make a rim of the mugIMG_4990

Cover the cake with coloured fondant icing IMG_4993

Add theme of choice and enjoy!

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