Two Best Gluten-Free Christmas Cake Recipes

Gluten-Free Christmas Cake

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Christmas is all about indulging in happy treats, meeting families, and cheering, and partying. If you are planning to host a Christmas party this year, and by chance, all your guests are health conscious and prefer gluten-free foods, then we have some pretty amazing gluten-free cake recipes that will make your guests ask for a second serving.

Two Gluten-Free Christmas Cakes and Their Recipes

1. Gluten-Free Christmas Plum Cake

Add this festive cake to your Christmas menu for a showstopping finale. If you prefer to have tropical overtones to the flavour, you can replace some of the fruit and nuts with dried papaya, peaches, mango or anything else that catches your fancy. Decorate it with almond flavoured icing and throw in some glace cherries. If you want to use whisky for your cake, use the finest malt; a mellow blended taste is what is required.

Serves Preparation Time Cooking Time
8 People 15-20 Minutes 2 Hours (baking time)

Ingredient:

  • 100g butter
  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 2 large lemons, finely grated rind and juice only
  • 100g soft prunes, stoned and halved
  • 75g raisins
  • 75g sultanas
  • 75g currants
  • 150g soft dried apricots, chopped in fairly large pieces
  • 75g walnuts, halved
  • 2 eggs
  • 100g rice flour
  • 2 heaped tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 heaped tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 heaped tsp ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 tbsp brandy / whisky (optional)

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 160°C or 300°F.
  • In a bowl, beat the butter or margarine with the banana, lemon juice and rind. Add in the dried fruits.
  • Beat the eggs and keep them aside.
  • In a separate bowl, sieve the rice flour with the spices you like to have.
  • Add the eggs into the fruit mixture and beat it gently. Next, add in the rice flour little by little so that no lumps are there. You can also add some brandy if you want. It will give the cake a slightly bitter or nutty flavour.
  • Line a cake tin with greased paper. Pour in the cake mixture and level off the top.
  • Bake for about two hours or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Invert it out from the tin and cool on a rack.
  • Eat it as is or ice it and serve.
Nutritional Information
Calories 360 kcal
Proteins 6.8 g
Total Fat 19.1 g
Total Carbohydrates 40.7 g
Cholesterol 68 mg
Sodium 90 mg
Potassium  415 mg

2. Gluten-Free Flourless Christmas Chocolate Cake

Chocolate is everybody’s do-gooder. No matter how much you are sad, a bite of that mouth-watering chocolate cake is enough to lift up your mood and make a happy ending. This irresistible fudgy cake is the same thing we were talking about.

Serves Preparation Time Cooking Time
10-12 People 35 Minutes 1 Hour 20 minutes

 

Ingredients:

  • 300 g dark chocolate
  • 6 eggs, whites and yolks to be separated
  • 230 g salted butter
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 100 g brown sugar
  • 30 g cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp coffee powder
  • 2 tbsp vanilla syrup
  • Blueberries or strawberries (optional)

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 160°C or 300°F and grease a springform cake pan and line with a parchment paper.
  • Melt the butter and roughly-chopped dark chocolate in the microwave or over a pan of boiling water.
  • Mix the coffee powder in 2 tbsp hot water and add it to the chocolate and butter mixture. After mixing this, set the bowl aside to cool off.
  • Whisk the egg whites in a large bowl for two minutes until it converts into a froth-like texture.
  • Whisk egg yolks, brown and caster sugars, and vanilla syrup in another bowl for 6-8 minutes.
  • Now add the cocoa powder to the egg yolk mixture and gently combine.
  • Now, add the chocolate-butter mixture into the egg yolk mixture, combine it gently. After mixing, gently mix in the egg whites until you get a final smooth mixture.
  • Transfer the final mixture to the greased pan and bake the batter for 1 hour to 1hour, 20 minutes.
  • Use the skewer method to check if the cake is baked fully.
  • Once the skewer comes out clean, transfer the cake to a wire rack to cool off and slice it into desired pieces.
Nutritional Information
Calories 436 kcal
Proteins 7 g
Total Fat 29 g
Total Carbohydrates 34 g
Sugars 31 g
Sodium 0.5 g
Saturates  17 g

 

These two easy-to-make gluten-free Christmas cake recipes are certainly going to be the star of your Christmas dinner party. So, why wait? Let’s get ready and make this Christmas extra special by baking these cakes for home or for gifting friends and family.

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