There are some who will quote that ‘love is what love does’. It is possibly one way of looking at it I suppose. Today is my birthday ( shh don’t tell anyone) and the first session of choir for the summer term, so I thought I would bake a cake. A gluten, dairy free cake. A lemon, almond polenta cake made with olive oil. The problem is, I reallly am not a cake maker and when the cake was finished it looked decidedly rough! Dippy in the middle and a different colour. I was a bit worried as I replaced several of the ingredients.

I did not have almond milk, so I chucked in coconut milk, and I did not have almond essence, so I used vanilla, and I used dark brown sugar, and something spooky happened, when I liquidised the lemon, all this wierd  scientist experiemental vapour came wafting out of the blender.

Well the cake is out now, I left it in for 20 minutes longer than allotted and we tried the middle slice and darn me, if it is not the moistest most delicious cake I have ever tasted

6 Responses to ““I Love You”…”Bake me a Cake then!””

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  1. Marion says:

    Oh yes yes yes yes yes please! My girlfriend has found out just yesterday that she is a coeliac and she already was dairy intolerant, I would love to bake a cake to say ‘I love you and it’s not the end of the world’! It sounds so yum, the recipe would be wonderful!! Thanks xx

    • this is where I got the recipe from though I actually replaced the almond milk with coconut milk as that was all I had , and used vanilla essence instead of almond essence,also i dont have a fancy food procecssor so liquidized the nuts and lemons ( be warned lemons give off a wierd smoke from the lemon oil when you blend them,) and I cooked the whole thing a bit longer as I have a fan assisted and had the temp down to compensate…then it needed an extra 20 mins…it was completely delicious and my choir polished all of it off…oh i used dark mouscovado sugare too, so the cake was very dark…good luck ..let me know how you get on.

  2. Marion says:

    made it eventually this weekend and it’s super yummy, used the regular ingredients, so i’ll have to try you version! Thanks again ! 🙂

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