Saturday, March 26, 2011

Gluten-Free Buckwheat Cake

It's always fun to explore in our cooking and baking with all kinds of new ingredients. Recently, I'm trying to make good use of my buckwheat flour. Buckwheat is very nutritious and easy to digest. And it's good for our tummy too. But buckwheat isn't something that is easily to work with, due to 0% gluten contained, unlike flour.

Here's something I'm working on.

Ingredients :
200gm butter, melted
180gm sugar
4 eggs, separated
1 tbsp sugar
100gm almond meal
100gm buckwheat flour
1 tspn cinnamon powder


Method :
(1) beat egg yolk and sugar untill fluffy pale.
(2) cream in butter untill combined.
(3) fold in almond meal, buckwheat flour and cinnamon untill well mixed.
(4) whisk egg white & 1 tbsp sugar untill foamy.
(5) fold egg white into flour mixture (in 3 batches) untill well combined.
(6) pour batter into 9" tray nicely coated with butter & buckwheat flour.
(7) bake at preheated oven at 175'C for about 35-40 mins or untill the cake tester came out clean.
(8) cool for 20 mins before slicing.

I have the top with icing sugar and also cocoa powder.

Oooo.... my kitchen smells heavenly! Did someone says buckwheat has WEIRD aroma & taste? Not at all ! I think it tastes great even without axtra cream and frosting. This is a very simple and delightful tea cake. I bet you'll never regret. Enjoy!

36 comments:

Jay said...

soooooooooooper soft n moist..
sure must have tasted divine..
Tasty Appetite

divya said...

wonderful and delicious cake :)

Belinda @zomppa said...

This cake looks perfect - not missing anything at all!

alison said...

very good looking cake,yummy!:)have a nice week-end ,kristy!:)

Pete said...

Healthy and delicious....yum

Kumi said...

Kristy, this looks and sounds really good! I'm bookmarking this one for later! :-)

Ana Rita said...

It turn out a beautifull cake and very moist. Lovelly!

Kisses,
Rita

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

Looks absolutely mouthwatering ...lovely color..
Sanyukta
http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/

Alice Law said...

I always have heart for nutritious cake!

Dimah said...

The cake looks wonderful and delicious!

Angie's Recipes said...

I should do more gluten free baking. Love buckwheat sweets.

Jeannie said...

Lovely looking cake! I have not tried baking gluten free cakes before, I think I should try it some day just to find out how it tastes like:)

olivia said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe... this comes in really handy when I bake for my colleague who is allergic to wheat flour

lena said...

i'm curious about the taste of buckwheat ..if i ever make something out of it, i will come for you for advise..

Anncoo said...

Another healthy bread from you! You're really good at making bread, looks so good for breakfast:)

Katerina said...

You did such a great job with this cake! I can almost smell the aroma!

Jen (Tastes of Home) said...

Love this healthy cake and it's even gluten free! Great job :)

augustalolita said...

yummy<3 looks delicious!!

Hayley said...

Certainly looks yummy and I think its healthier also..
By the way Kristy, thanks for your guides, I managed to finish my cheesecake baking!

tigerfish said...

I only tried buckwheat incarnated as soba noodles. Never tried buckwheat cake before.

MaryMoh said...

Love this. Looks delicious. Yes, buckwheat is healthy. The only way I have it is in soba noodles. Hope you have a wonderful day.

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Amazing Kristy! I have to say you;re gifted in creating new healthy recipes! Love the gluten free cake, so healthy! Looks like that packet of buckwheat flour siting in my cupboard has no more reason to be there anymore! Thanks for this recipe! ;)

Pegasuslegend said...

totally yummie wonderful photo's!

shaz said...

That does look delicious! I've never used buckwheat flour before, but I have tried buckwheat noodles (and I actually thought the noodles did have a faint smell, but was undecided if it was weird or not). Great work.

theartsykitchen said...

I have been on such a buckwheat kick here lately, this looks amazing, it's going on my list to try for sure!! YUM!

Magic of Spice said...

What a beautiful cake, I bet it does smell wonderful :)

Bridgett ~ La Bella Cook said...

I've never worked with buckwheat before so I need to get moving on trying some recipes out. Your cake looks like a delicious start!

Choclette said...

Your buckwheat cake sounds wonderful. I often use buckwheat in my flour mix, but haven't used it as the soul ingredient before. Will have to try going full on buckwheat ;-)

Barbara said...

This looks marvelous, Kristy! I love buckwheat pancakes....never thought they tasted odd at all. I'm going to love trying this recipe!

Biren @ Roti n Rice said...

I'll have to try this out as I am always looking for gluten-free recipes. It looks and sounds delicious!

FOODESSA said...

Kristy, I am so thrilled to add this one to my ongoing quest of making tasty, gluten-free desserts. Thanks so much for baking this up for us ;o)

Flavourful wishes,
Claudia

penny aka jeroxie said...

I have not baked with buckwheat before... makes it healthier right?

Lyndsey said...

It looks great, perfect texture. I like buckwheat pancakes! Isn't it fun checking out all these different flours? I can't believe how many are out there.

Shannon @ JustAsDelish said...

the ingredients in your cake and mine is almost similar, except the whisked egg white will definitely make the cake fluffier and airy. pinned to try soon!

Hollandkzke said...

wonderful and delicious cake :)

Katie said...

Hello and thank you so very much!

I just made this recipe w/a few slight variations. I took out a bit of the buckwheat flour and added in some coconut flour. Also, I substituted the sugar for coconut nectar. It turned out amazing. No one could tell it was sugar-free AND gluten-free. I also made a frosting w/sour cream, coconut flakes (unsweetened) and a bit of coconut nectar. Both myself and my grandson cannot eat much gluten, so this is just perfect. Much thanks to you, Kristi!

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