I’m talking about cake, of course.
Well, a person needs something to keep her going when in the final throes of quilting something. And I’d seen a perfectly yummy orange poppyseed cake on this post from The Cheergerm and The Silly Yak, which I felt morally obliged to try in a gluten free form. The Husband wasn’t too averse, either…
I’m not one bit sorry. It’s fabulous.
Get over there now and collect her recipe. The only thing I’d change is adding a bit more orange zest, but perhaps my orange was a bit weak and feeble and not zingy enough. The juice wasn’t very tart either, so the icing sugar/orange juice frosting (1 cup icing sugar, 2 tblsp orange juice) I made for it wasn’t zingy enough. All useful learning. Next time I might add some lime or lemon juice if I don’t think it’s up to scratch. The other difference was that I substituted a commercial gluten free self-raising flour for the wheat flour, same volume, and it worked perfectly. The Cheergerm says she’s also going to experiment with different GF flours to get what she feels is a healthy and balanced equivalent.
And actually, I really want to try the same recipe with limes, and maybe half a cup of coconut flakes instead of poppyseeds. You see what happens when I get my teeth into a slice of cake…? Yup. More cake.
I’ll keep you posted.