Gluten Free Lemon & Orange Cake

I’ve tried a number of gluten free cake recipes and this may be the best yet. It uses a secret ingredient – mashed potato!

Odd, I know, but it really does work to provide a moist texture and it holds the whole cake together, so it doesn’t have the crumbly consistency that a lot of other gluten free cakes do. Also, it tastes bloody great.  From BBC Good Food.

Gluten free lemon and orange cake
Serves 10
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573 calories
88 g
128 g
23 g
8 g
14 g
187 g
367 g
46 g
1 g
7 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
187g
Servings
10
Amount Per Serving
Calories 573
Calories from Fat 199
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g
35%
Saturated Fat 14g
68%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 128mg
43%
Sodium 367mg
15%
Total Carbohydrates 88g
29%
Dietary Fiber 4g
15%
Sugars 46g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A
16%
Vitamin C
59%
Calcium
13%
Iron
11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 250g softened unsalted butter
  2. 250g golden caster sugar
  3. 4 eggs
  4. 250g gluten free self raising flour (I always use Dove Farm's - available from most supermarkets)
  5. 2 tsp gluten free baing powder
  6. 250g mashed potato, forked through to remove lumps
  7. 2 lemons, zest and juice
  8. 1 orange, zest and juice
To decorate
  1. 175g icing sugar
  2. squeeze lemon juice
  3. candied lemon and orange slices (or anything - I just had these in the cupboard)
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 180c/160c fan/gas 4. Grease and line a deep 20cm round cake tin. Beat the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, then gradually beat in the eggs one by one. Fold in the flour, baking powder, mashed potato, zests and juices. Scrape into the tin and level the top.
  2. Bake for 45 mins until golden and a skewer comes out clean. Cool in the tin for 10 mins, then move to a wire rack.
  3. Sift the icing sugar and mix enough lemon juice (and possibly water) to make a stiff, but still runny icing. (I turned my cake upside down at this point, so the icing would be going on a flat surface.
  4. Then spread the icing on top and arrange the decoration.
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calories
573
fat
23g
protein
8g
carbs
88g
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