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Gluten-Free Marble Cake

This beautiful marble cake is not only gluten-free but absolutely delicious too ... look out for the amazed expressions of guests as you cut into the marbled interior of the cake.

Perfect for an afternoon tea, or an any-day treat!

Makes: 1 loaf
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 100g butter/margarine
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 50g cornflour
  • 50g potato flour
  • 50g rice flour
  • ½ tsp xanthan gum
  • 1 tsp gluten-free baking powder
  • 2 tbsp milk, if needed
  • 1-2 drops natural green and red food colouring
  • 1-2 drops vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/170˚C fan/gas mark 5. Grease and line a 450g loaf tin with baking parchment.
  2. Cream the butter/margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and beat between each addition.
  3. Sieve the flours, gum and baking powder together in a separate bowl, then add the flour to the egg mixture in three batches, folding it in with a metal spoon rather than an electric mixer, mixing well between each addition. The mixture should be a dropping consistency and if it seems tight, add some milk, half a tablespoon at a time, until the mixture softens.
  4. Divide the creamed mixture into three small bowls. To the first bowl add 1-2 drops of red food colouring and stir well until the mixture becomes a soft pink colour. To the second bowl add 1-2 drops of green food colouring and mix well. To the last bowl add 1-2 drops of vanilla extract.
  5. Fill the cake tin, alternating scoops of each mixture until they have all been used up.
  6. Bake in the centre of the oven for approximately 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tin before turning out. When the cake is cold and you cut it, you will have a marbled effect of the pink, green and cream colours.

Per Serving 214kcals, 11.8g fat (6.9g saturated), 25.2g carbs, 10g sugars, 3.1g protein, 1.3g fibre, 0.204g sodium

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