Monday, March 22, 2010

I'm back! I brought some cakes!

Oh gosh, its really been a whirlwind few weeks in the jennywenny household! I had a wonderful time in Australia seeing my family, and playing with my adorable niece, then I drove up to central california to do a wonderful century bike ride. More about those trips later, I thought I'd share some delicious cupcakes that I made for bookclub.

The great thing about these is that they are dairy free and gluten free. Be careful to check that your ingredients and equipment arent contaminated with any dairy or wheat!

Flourless kumquat almond cake- adapted from Planet Cake by Paris Cutler
Makes 24 mini cupcakes (maybe around 10 cupcakes)

110g kumquats, frozen
2 eggs
150g almond paste (can be subbed with 100g almonds and 50g sugar)
50g superfine sugar
½ tsp baking powder

Preheat the oven to 350f

Microwave the kumquats for 3 x 30s. Squeeze and remove the pips. Put in a food processor and process until smooth.

Add the eggs, followed by the almonds and the sugar, then process until smooth. Add the baking powder and process, then put into the baking cups almost to the top.

Bake for 12-15 mins for the small cupcakes, 20-25 minutes for the larger ones, check for done-ness with a toothpick.
To continue the dairy free, I melted some dark chocolate with coconut oil and a little orange oil for flavor and drizzled it on the cakes, topped with orange zest.


SweetThingsTO said...

welcome back! I'm glad you had a great trip and the bike ride was awesome!

caninecologne said...

hello jw
lotus said you were at the same bike ride as her husband thor!!! very cool!

those cupcakes look marvelous - i love almond anything!

sorry i haven't emailed you the tokidoki images yet...will do soon!

RecipeGirl said...

These look delicious! Glad your trips went well... lucky you!