Mandarin and Lime Cheesecake

This is an alternate take on my GF Coconut & Cherry Cheesecake, but using sweet tinned mandarins with a hint of sharp lime. There’s also plenty of toasted coconut and white chocolate to make it rich and creamy.

Start the filling the day before serving, to have time to properly chill; bake the crust and assemble the next day.

Serves: 12 – 16
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Parsnip and Honey Cake

We should all be using more vegetables in baking, but most of us stop at carrot cake and don’t consider other veg. Parsnips are sweet and pair beautifully with honey & coconut (also pistachios or other nuts).

This is similar in theme to my Zucchini Bread recipe, but make this one if you want a gluten-free frosted cake.

Serves: up to 24
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White Chocolate Truffles with Ginger, Lime and Coconut

Sometimes you have an excess of white chocolate, and a cheesecake, other cake, or cupcakes aren’t quite right for the occasion.

The fab Kate’s Veggie Desserts advertised these on Twitter. I’ve scaled it up & modified the ingredients slightly – you’ll have a creamy, tropical delight.

And you’ll have made truffles! 🙂

Makes: 30-40 truffles depending on size
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Dutch Butter Cake (Boterkoek)

This rich and easy-to-make cake has the same ingredients as a sponge, but in markedly different ratios. It’s a traditional Dutch recipe which I’ve made GF, and in basic form is quite plain – but allows you wide scope for creativity.

Flavouring options and topping suggestions are in the footnotes. Please review those prior to making your version of this very delicious cake.

Serves: 12-16

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Scandinavian Cocoa Spice Cake

Recipe inspirations are everywhere – this was billed as ‘Karleksmums Love Cake’ (similar in name to the Persian Love Cake which inspired another of my recipes). This one is basically a huge, spiced chocolate fondant with a crunchy topping.

I’ve adapted it to be GF, added ground almonds, and scaled it up for a larger tin; and I know Scandis everywhere will applaud the addition of the appropriate spices to both cake and icing.

Serves: 12 – 16
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