Easter chocolate orange cake treat – low fodmap

Ingredients

Cake

150g self raising gluten free flour

150g margarine

150g golden castor sugar

Grated rind of 1 orange

Juice of half an orange

2 eggs

15g cocoa powder (check gluten free if needed)

1 teaspoon of gluten free baking powder

Orange marmalade

Chocolate frosting

50g Dark chocolate

15g Margarine

2 Tablespoons of warm water

175g of sifted icing sugar

3 Drops of oil of orange flavouring.

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Method

Cream together margarine and sugar till smooth.

Add orange rind and juice of orange, mix well.

Add one egg at a time and beat well to avoid the mix curdling.

If it does start to separate add a tablespoon of flour and mix in well.

Slowly incorporate the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder and baking powder) till fully incorporated.

Cook at gas mark 6 for 1 hour till risen and cooked through.

Whilst the cake is cooling make the icing.

Put the chocolate, water and margarine in a bowl held over a pan of boiling water.

Melt and mix, add the oil of orange and icing sugar and beat till smooth.

Cut the cake in half and spread the orange marmalade over the bottom layer, then a thin layer of frosting.

Add the rest of the frosting to the cake.

The cake is also decorated with half kumquat segments.

Serve – remember a small serving is probably a good idea, a great treat for Easter perhaps!

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Saffron Simnel Cake

Saffron Simnel Cake

This recipe can also be downloaded from the IBS Network website

http://www.theibsnetwork.org/what-we-offer/recipes/

It is a different take on the traditional Simnel cake – without marzipan as this might provoke symptoms if you have IBS. A small slice of this is nice to have on Easter Sunday, many people may find that Easter eggs are too much to tolerate, particularly if you suffer from lactose intolerance. Saffron can be excluded if you don’t like the taste.

Ingredients

240g of self-raising wheat free/gluten-free flour
1 flat tsp of cinnamon
1 flat tsp ginger
2 tbsp ginger syrup
4 eggs
200g of milk free margarine
Large pinch of saffron
150g of golden castor sugar

Method
Pour approximately 1 tablespoon of boiling water on to the saffron and set aside to cool.
Weigh all other ingredients into a mixing bowl, add saffron and liquid mix, mix well.
Place in a paper lined seven-inch baking tin and bake at gas mark 6 220ºC for 45 minutes – 1 hour until a cake skewer comes out clean, when inserted into the centre of the cake.
Decorate.

DSCF1294modOther posts that you might find useful at Easter:

https://clinicalalimentary.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/easter-hot-cross-buns/

https://clinicalalimentary.wordpress.com/2013/03/31/easter-meal-roast-spring-lamb/

If you can tolerate marzipan you might want to try this recipe instead

https://clinicalalimentary.wordpress.com/2013/03/30/easter-with-food-intolerance/