One of our dedicated supporters has kindly shared a tasty gluten, sugar, dairy & caffeine free fair trade cake recipe! The recipe is adapted from one called ‘Jo’s Cake’ in ‘Eat Smart Eat Raw - Detox Recipes for a High Energy Diet’ by Kate Magic (website: http://katemagic.com). It has a delicious, light taste and is quick and easy to make.
The ingredients marked with an asterisk are available from the One World Shop.
Preparation time: 30 mins.
Cooking time: 60 - 70 mins.
These quantities make 2 x 17 cm cakes which you can sandwich together or leave as single layers. To make one single layer, half all the quantities.
|Amount metric||Ingredient||Amount imperial||Cost|
|250 g bag||Quinola organic quinoa flour*, seived||8 oz||£3.50|
|185 g, soaked||Traidcraft organic dates* (fair trade)||6 oz||£3.30 for 250g bag|
|150g bag, soaked||Tropical Wholefoods banana chips* (fair trade)
If you are using fresh bananas, this is 3 bananas (300g)
|125 ml||Zaytoun organic extra virgin olive oil* (fair trade)||4 fl oz||£6.95 for 250ml bottle|
|3 tsp||Organic gluten free bicarbonate of soda e.g. Dove’s Farm, seived||3 tsp||£1.69 for 200g|
|½ jar (135 g)||Equal Exchange organic dark tahini* (fair trade)||5 oz||£3.29 for 270g|
|80 ml plus extra as required||Liquid from soaking fruit||2½ fl oz plus extra as required|
|¼ tsp||Vanilla essence||¼ tsp|
|1 tsp||Cinnamon||1 tsp|
|½ tsp||Cardamom||½ tsp|
|½ tsp||Cloves||½ tsp|
- Soak the fruit overnight in a bowl in enough water to cover it. Alternatively, simmer in a pan with enough water to cover for about 15 mins. until the dates start to break up.
- Keeping the liquid, drain the fruit.
- Blend the fruit a food processor.
- Add extra virgin olive oil and blend until mixed.
- Put the fruit and oil in a big mixing bowl.
- Using a sieve, add 2 oz of the flour.
- Stir with a wooden spoon to make a smooth batter.
- Using a sieve, add the rest of the flour and the baking soda. Stir until they are completely mixed in.
- Spoon into 2 x 17cm / 6.5 inch-diameter cake tins. If you have non-stick tins, don’t grease them. If your tins are not non-stick, grease them.
- Bake at 160°C / 325°F / gas mark 3 for 60 - 70 mins.
- When the cakes are baked, take them out of the oven and lay them in their tins on a wire tray for c. 5 - 10 mins.
- Turn out the cakes onto the wire tray.
- Make the icing:
- Put all the ingredients in a food processor.
- Blend, adding more of the liquid if required until it is the right consistency - thin enough to spread, but not too runny.
- Ice the cakes when cool using a spatula to cover the sides. If you are making a sandwich cake, ice the lower layer first, then add the upper layer and ice it.
Makes 16 single slices or 8 sandwich slices.