I’ve made this cake in a bundt tin as it needs so little decoration because it tastes so good that I felt a bundt would help it to look wonderful.
I love bundt tins (you might have guessed from some of my other recipes) as they take any cake and simply raise it up to another level of fancy and showstopping. What’s wonderful about bundts?? They do all the work and you take all the credit!
You can make this cake as a regular vegan one if you want to and I’ll list the Gluten Free changes needed below in the ingredients. Obviously there’s no butter or dairy products in the cake so it’s also a great healthy option. I used coconut oil to grease the tin rather than butter and floured it as normal (using GF flour).
If you’re looking for a traditional style fruit cake to decorate for a special occasion and one that’s gluten free, then this will be your “go to” recipe. It’s rich and dark and holds really well for fondant or other icing and decorating. It’s perfect for Christmas!
This recipe makes an 8″ round cake. If you double the quantities, you will get a 10″ cake for greater numbers.
I’ve adapted it a little to give it a bit of depth and it’s worked really well. The recipe is originally from a gluten free magazine.
Lots of people relate a Red Velvet Cake to Valentine’s Day, an engagement or wedding but it’s a wonderful celebration cake any time of the year. It makes quite an entrance with it’s red and white contrast and there are lots of decorating options for you to choose.
White chocolate is always a favourite and any red berries work well. I had freeze dried raspberries which I felt would contrast well with the sweetness of the cream cheese frosting and I crumbled some Flake chocolate over this to complete the decoration.
As I made this recipe in two 8″ sandwich tins, I used the cream cheese frosting both for filling and covering. It’s a lovely light recipe and straightforward to put together.