Gluten-free Mini Elderflower And Lemon Loaf Cakes

Gluten-free Mini Elderflower And Lemon Loaf Cakes.

Happy Thursday. Fancy making some of these Gluten-free Mini Elderflower And Lemon Loaf Cakes?

These are quite delicious and very moist little cakes which are perfect with a cup of tea in the afternoon or even as a gift individually wrapped in a small bag with a pretty ribbon.

Gluten-free Mini Elderflower And Lemon Loaf Cakes

How To Make Mini Elderflower and Lemon Loaf Cakes [gluten free]:

You will need 6 mini cardboard loaf cases (8x4x4cm) available online, or from kitchen supply shops or large supermarkets.

Alternatively, bake 8 little cakes in muffin cases.

Prep: 15mins
Cook: 30-35mins

Makes 10

For The Elderflower Loaf Cakes:

10 individual non-stick loaf cases

40g pistachios, roughly chopped, plus a few extra to decorate

160g ground almonds

40g rice flour

1½ teaspoon gluten-free baking powder

½ teaspoon fine salt

175g unsalted butter softened

175g caster sugar

Finely grated zest of 2 lemons and juice of 1

3 large eggs, lightly beaten

For The Syrup And Glacé Icing:

150g icing sugar sifted

Juice of ½ a lemon

2 tablespoons of Belvoir Elderflower Cordial (you may need a little extra)

Gluten-free Mini Elderflower And Lemon Loaf Cakes

To Make The Loaf Cakes:

1.) Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC/fan 160ºC/350ºF/gas mark 4

2.) Place the individual loaf cases on a rectangular tray which will hold them all in one tight layer.

3.) Lightly roast the pistachios for 5 minutes on a baking tray. Place the ground almonds, rice flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl.

4.) In an electric mixer, or using a bowl and electric whisk, cream together the butter, sugar and lemon zest until pale and fluffy. Gradually add the eggs and almond mixture alternately, beating well between each addition.

5.) Drizzle in the lemon juice and finally fold in the pistachios. Divide the mixture evenly between the cases. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until risen and the centres bounce back when lightly touched.

To Make The Syrup:

1.) Whilst the cakes are baking, in a small bowl mix 1 tablespoon of icing sugar together with the lemon juice and elderflower cordial. On removal from the oven, immediately prick the surface of the cakes with a cocktail stick and spoon over half of the syrup. Allow the loaves to cool down completely.

To Make The Glacé Icing:

1.) Gradually add the remaining syrup I teaspoon at a time to the rest of the icing sugar until it is the consistency of pourable double cream. Add a little extra elderflower cordial if the icing is too thick.

2.) Drizzle the icing over the cooled cakes and scatter with the remaining pistachios. Allow the icing to set before serving.

Gluten-free Mini Elderflower And Lemon Loaf Cakes

Gluten-free Mini Elderflower And Lemon Loaf Cakes.

Let Them Eat Cake Like Meghan and Harry!

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have announced that their wedding cake won’t be a traditional, rich, heavy fruit cake but a light, organic lemon and elderflower cake, reflecting the couple’s interest in seasonal ingredients, sustainability, provenance and flavour.

The chosen chef, Claire Ptak won’t go far wrong if she chooses to use Belvoir Fruit Farms’ Organic Elderflower Cordial in her creation.

Hand made using elderflowers picked from the farm’s own 90 acres of organic elder plantations (the only ones in the UK) and from those growing wild in the surrounding hedgerows, the family business uses the same family recipe today as was used back in 1984 when they decided to sell their Cordial (a firm favourite with friends and family) to farm shops and delis.

The elderflowers are in season for only a very short time each year (usually the end of May to the beginning of July) and the arrival of the creamy frothy blossoms in the hedgerow traditionally marks the beginning of summer.

Let’s hope they’re in full bloom for the big day on May 19 and we, and the happy couple, are basking in warm sunshine!

If you’d like to celebrate the wedding with a slice of fabulous cake try this delicious elderflower and lemon inspired bake from Belvoir Fruit Farms or visit Belvoir Fruit Farms for more ideas.

Gluten-free Mini Elderflower And Lemon Loaf Cakes. Recipe and image courtesy of Belvoir Fruit Farms.

What do you think of this Gluten Free Mini Elderflower and Lemon Loaf Cakes recipe?

Fancy trying this recipe out?

You might also like these other elderflower and lemon inspired bakes from Belvoir Fruit Farms:

Elderflower And Lemon Drizzle Cake:

I love, love, love lemon cake and today I’m sharing an Elderflower & Lemon Drizzle Cake as a guest post from Belvoir. Elderflower And Lemon Drizzle Cake.

Elderflower, Lemon & Poppy Seed Layered Cake:

This cake is so pretty it could be used for those most bona fide reasons to celebrate – a birthday or even a wedding.

To make the celebration complete, try adding a dash of Belvoir Elderflower Cordial to a glass of fizz or just enjoy a refreshing glass of lightly sparkling Belvoir Elderflower Pressé. Elderflower, Lemon & Poppy Seed Layered Cake.

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Today I am sharing this yummy looking McVitie’s Gluten Free Hobnobs Chocolate And Coconut Tarts recipe with you. McVitie’s Gluten Free Hobnobs Chocolate And Coconut Tarts.

Gluten Free Black Forest Gâteau Cake Pops:

Gluten Free Black Forest Gâteau Cake Pops anyone? (Dairy + Gluten Free)

Cake pops make a really eye-catching, fun addition to a party table and a brilliant activity to make with the children one weekend. WARNING: Guaranteed to get messy! Gluten-Free Black Forest Gâteau Cake Pops.

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We did not venture out too far over the weekend. The amount of snow we had was ridiculous.

Who would have thought it was more or less Spring?! Our weekend back up plan, then was to stay indoors and do some gluten-free baking.

{You may already know, but if not my Daughter has just recently been diagnosed with the Coeliac Disease}.

Gluten Free Cranberry And Oats Flapjack Bars And An Easy Peasy Cupcake Selection.

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  1. The Lazy Gastronome
    26 March 2018 / 13:37

    These sound delicious. I love elderflower wine! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party!

    • 26 March 2018 / 21:20

      Thanks for stopping by and hosting 🙂

  2. Our Fairytale Adventure
    25 March 2018 / 11:16

    These are so cute and would make such a great little gift! It is such an unusual recipe as well. I'll have to give it a go making a batch!

    • 26 March 2018 / 21:19

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

  3. Miz Helen
    24 March 2018 / 16:18

    This will be a delicious recipe! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing your great post with us at Full Plate Thursday!Miz Helen

    • 24 March 2018 / 20:24

      Thanks for hosting and stopping by Miz Helen:)

  4. Nancy's Fashion Style
    22 March 2018 / 19:41

    Mmmmm, sounds and looks delicious!

    • 24 March 2018 / 20:23

      Thanks for hopping over Nancy 🙂

  5. Heather{Our Life In a Click}
    22 March 2018 / 12:52

    Beautiful! They scream spring and summer to me!

    • 24 March 2018 / 20:23

      Thanks for the comment Heather 🙂

  6. Tamar SB
    22 March 2018 / 10:51

    Sounds yummy!

    • 24 March 2018 / 20:22

      Thanks for stopping by Tamar 🙂