Gluten Free Blueberry Bundt Cake

I topped my gluten free blueberry Bundt cake with a butterscotch sauce. Served with a soft serve in the same flavour it made for a great dessert.

Gluten Free Blueberry Bundt Cake
Gluten Free Blueberry Bundt Cake
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The fundamental belief of tzedakah which I grew up with, has shaped a lot of my actions as an adult. Years ago I was asked by a PR agent to assist a young man. This was done through a crowd funding platform. It was only after I had made my contribution that I found out it was a scam. I vowed there and then to never make another deposit through this portal. And then I have a Facebook friend who made a life choice to give up her well paying job. She sold her house, moved onto someone else’s land and then asked me to buy a raffle ticket. Their venture needed funding but I knew it would not be a one-off and declined. Since then, the requests for financial assistance have not ended and I feel that no-one should have to pay for her life choices.

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When an acquaintance needed money for medical assistance I gave more than I could afford. And then felt manipulated when what was purchased was not for her in the long term but for her mother. I made a decision to never again pay for someone else’s medical care! Now a school friend who I have tried to assist in the recent past with work is in need of financial assistance. Her partner is in ICU and needs hundreds of thousands of Rands to stay there. And even though I could give R100, it won’t make a difference. And after my attempt to help in the past was rejected I feel disinclined to give anything. But, giving is important and so I shall make a donation of gifts to a local charity. These in turn will be given to some of the caregivers who have sacrificed a lot this year.

Blueberry Bundt Cake Drenched In Butterscotch Sauce
Blueberry Bundt Cake Drenched In Butterscotch Sauce

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Gluten Free Blueberry Bundt Cake

This can be enjoyed at tea time or served with ice cream for dessert
Recipe Category: Baking, Dessert
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime

Equipment

  • Bundt cake tin

Ingredients

For the cake

  • 335 g gluten free flour *
  • 10 mls ground cinnamon
  • 10 mls ground ginger
  • 5 mls ground cardamom
  • 5 mls fine salt
  • 125 g softened butter, cubed
  • 165 g ricotta
  • 85 g thick yoghurt
  • 10 dates, pitted and roughly chopped
  • 4 eggs
  • 150 g frozen blueberries

For the butterscotch sauce

  • 62 g fructose
  • 3.75 mls water
  • 30 mls cream, at room temperature
  • 43 g softened salted butter, cubed

Method

For the cake

  • Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
  • Place the flour, spices and salt into a stand mixer bowl and beat for a minute to combine
  • Add the butter and beat until breadcrumbs form
  • Place the ricotta and yoghurt into a blender and add the dates
  • Blitz until the dates are finely chopped then add to the stand mixer
  • Mix to combine then add the eggs one at a time, beating the mixture until incorporated
  • Fold in the blueberries and then pour the batter into your prepared Bundt tin
  • Place the tin onto a baking tray and place into the oven for 65 minutes to bake
  • Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin for 15 minutes
  • Turn out onto a wire rack and leave to cool completely

For the butterscotch sauce

  • Place the fructose and water into a small to medium size saucepan
  • Place onto the stove on a medium to low temperature and allow to heat, without stirring
  • When the fructose is a lovely caramel colour turn the heat off
  • Add the cream while whisking - be careful as it will bubble like mad
  • Then add the butter and continue whisking until completely melted
  • Glaze the cooled cake with the sauce and enjoy

Notes

* I made my own gluten free flour by blitzing 180g rolled oats until smooth and then added 120g almond flour and 35g coconut flour. You can use any premix, cassava flour or a mixture of 135g rice flour and 100g each oat and almond flour.
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16 thoughts on “Gluten Free Blueberry Bundt Cake

  1. I have also been burned trying to help people in the past, Tandy, and you are quite right when you say that when you help once, the requests never stop. I only help through organised charities now.

  2. In the US, it’s easy to be hit up by a variety of scam charities, or just by opportunists like the ones you describe, maybe not entirely scams, just not what you think they are. In our town, we have local food banks and homeless agencies that are known and admired, and we give money to them rather than trying to be social workers on our own!

    Also on a national scale in the US, there are charity rating services that study the required financial disclosures of charities and rate them — mainly judging on how much of each donation actually goes to the specified cause or to the appropriate recipients. That helps with decision making. My other decision: to try to choose just a few, and give generously to them.

    I see that you are giving this a lot of careful thought!

    be well… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

    1. I think a food bank is a great idea, and something I would donate to if the food went to local people in need 🙂

  3. Yours is a perfect looking bundt cake Tandy. That is an interesting combination for a gluten free flour and as bundt cakes need a firmer cake mixture it obviously works very well.

  4. In the US, the food bank system is very well organized. There is a national organization that buys food in bulk and gets government donations, and then moves it to local food banks. Food banks also accept donations of food from supermarkets, from restaurants, and from food drives where people donate canned goods or produce from their gardens. Many volunteers and professionals collaborate in this organization, which has been hard-hit by the pandemic, but has adapted to the many problems faced by everyone.

    A number of charitable and social work organizations have “food pantries” which provide food to the needy, along with other social services — the food bank stocks these pantries. They sometimes run programs for children that include meals, and they have also worked hard to adapt to the pandemic restrictions and challenges.

    1. wow, that is so amazing! My mom is part of a Jewish Charity that runs feeding schemes for the less fortunate. They get a lot of local support which is a blessing 🙂

  5. I gave a nicer gift to the caregivers where my mother lives this year. I know how hard they worked this year. And someday when book club meets in person again, I will have to try your recipe for our gluten free memberr!

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