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Twelve Days of Christmas Recipes!

Are you ready for Christmas? Are you winding down and preparing for the big day? Feeling festive? Have you already decorated your tree and wrapped all the gifts?  Santa’s cookies all baked and ready? If you’re still looking for recipes, I’ll be posting one a day for the next twelve days.

The first recipe that I’m sharing for the holidays, is one from my free E-book, on page 29.

My first Christmas recipe book, ‘Cozy Gluten Free Christmas Recipes’, which you will find on the top right-hand side of my blog, is free for downloading. Yes, it is free. No hidden fees. No links to click on that lead to other sites. No email collecting (as so many of the other sites do). No friend sharing. It is just FREE to enjoy!

So, this recipe uses a microwave.  I don’t particularly like using a microwave to cook, but sometimes, I do.  You can of course bake this in an oven, but then you’d have to adjust the recipe.

merrysantacake
Decorated with coloured granulated sugar

Surprise centre Santa cake (gluten free, egg free, soy free, oat free)

Ingredients for one cake:
  • 6 Tablespoons of gluten free flour *(my own blend)
  • 1 teaspoon of white granulated sugar (you can add more if you wish)
  • ½ teaspoon of baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 Tablespoon of cooking oil (I use sunflower oil)
  • 4 Tablespoons of non dairy milk
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla essence (or other)
  • 1 heaped teaspoon of chocolate peanut butter (or an alternative butter with a few chocolate chips thrown in)
* My blend consists of: white rice flour, tapioca starch, non dairy milk powder and buckwheat flour
1 - Mix all ingredients in a bowl 2 - Pour half the batter into a mould and spoon 'surprise' filling on top 3 - Now cover with remaining batter 4 - Turn mould over onto a plate and rest for a couple of minutes before removing
1 – Mix all ingredients in a bowl
2 – Pour half the batter into a mould and spoon ‘surprise’ filling on top
3 – Now cover with remaining batter
4 – Turn mould over onto a plate and rest for a couple of minutes before removing

Directions:

1. In a medium sized bowl, combine the gluten free flour, milk powder, baking powder, salt and sugar
2. Mix with a spoon until incorporated
3. Add the milk and vanilla essence, mixing until smooth
4. Add the oil and mix in well
5. Place half of the batter into a 200ml microwave safe cake mould or bowl
6. Gently spoon the peanut butter (the surprise!) down the centre
7. Cover with the remaining batter
8. Microwave, uncovered, on 80% power for 2 minutes
9. Remove from microwave and cool slightly
10. Remove from mould, and either decorate or eat as is
Note: The cooking time will vary depending on the size of the microwave oven. To make this nut free, and dairy free, add cranberries, or chocolate chips and a sunbutter.
Variations:
•Add cinnamon or mixed spice
Add chocolate chips
•Add different flavoured essences
•Add coffee granules
•Frost the cakes
•Add other surprise centre fillings of your choice
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