Category Archives: Cakes and traybakes

Bringing you a SPLENDID selection of delicious easy to make, gluten free cake and traybake recipes. Lots of step by step pictures to ‘compare notes’ too. Happy baking x

Gluten free pear cake

Freshly baked pear cake on a blue plate

I discovered this rather wonderful pear cake ((Torta di pere e mandorle) recipe by Elisabetta Ludica, on the BBC Food website. The only change I’ve made to the original recipe is to use gluten free flour. And after baking and testing it out a few times, I’d like to share the recipe with you. 

Gluten free buttermilk scones – perfect for a cream tea!

Gluten free scones topped with strawberry jam and clotted cream

Updated 6th May 2023 I do already have a smashing fruit scone recipe on my blog. And of course, it’s also one that can be used to make a gluten free cream tea. However, after enjoying a very delicious scone, as part of a gluten free afternoon tea at Nunsmere Hall, I wanted to share […]

Gluten free pecan squares

Gluten free pecan squares

Bringing you another super recipe that I think you’re going to love! I discovered the recipe for these gorgeous pecan squares over on once upon a chef’s website. These gluten free pecan squares have a lovely buttery shortbread base; however, the star of the show has to be the deliciously moreish, caramel pecan topping.

Gluten free iced coconut cake

Gluten free iced coconut cake

I’m a fan of coconut cake and have wanted to get a recipe for one on the blog for some time. The recipe I’ve gone with is something I popped together as a bit of a trial a few weeks ago and I was delighted with the result. This gluten free iced coconut cake is […]

Gluten free raspberry, lemon and yogurt tea loaf

Gluten free raspberry, lemon and yogurt

I’ve a box full of recipe cuttings that I’ve collected over the years. It’s a real eclectic mix of recipes that have caught my eye whilst looking through magazines/newspapers and ones that have been quickly scribbled down on scraps of paper. It’s from deep within this culinary treasure trove that I came across this glorious […]

Gluten free banana chocolate muffins

Gluten free banana chocolate muffins on a floral china plate

If you are reading this, I just want to say “thank you”. As if it wasn’t for you, I probably wouldn’t have given these delicious banana chocolate muffins a go. Whilst I have a long list of great recipes that I’d eventually like to share with you, I’m always on the hunt for new ones […]

Gluten free sticky toffee pudding cake

Gluten free sticky toffee cake

I’ve been at it again, rustling up a gluten free version of another delicious classic. This time I’m bringing you a rather wonderful recipe for a sticky toffee pudding cake.

Gluten free scrunch

Gluten free scrunch squares piled up

If you’ve never had the pleasure of tucking into a golden square of scrunch, you’ve been missing a real treat! Scrunch is similar in texture to flapjack, with the same familiar flavours going on too. It’s deliciously crunchy, buttery, syrupy and EXTREMELY moreish (you’ve been warned).  

Gluten free butterscotch blondies

Gluten free butterscotch blondies

One of the many joys of writing a gluten free food blog, is testing out recipes. While most of the time this simply involves rustling up gluten free versions of classics that I’ve enjoyed prior to being diagnosed with coeliac disease, sometimes it can be trying something completely new to me; which was the case […]

Gluten free butterfly cakes

Gluten free butterfly cakes

A few months ago, my friend Paula, messaged me to ask would I make a batch of cupcakes for her Birthday. Her request was; “something like a Victoria sponge but as fairy cakes, so a jam and cream fairy cake”. I thought that a batch of freshly made gluten free butterfly cakes, filled with raspberry […]