Little Passion Fruit & Coconut Cakes (Gluten-Free!)


passion fruit and coconut cakesAmaranth flour has quite a herbaceous flavor, so it works well with the nuttiness of almond meal. Amaranth flour is gluten free, so it is ideal to use in gluten-free baking.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Makes 12

2 1/4 cups pure confectioners’ or icing sugar, sifted, plus extra, to serve
1/2 cup amaranth flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder (see tips)
1 cup ground almonds
1/2 cup shredded coconut
6 egg whites, lightly whisked
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest
1/4 cup passion fruit pulp (see tips)

1 Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.

2 Sift the confectioners’ sugar, amaranth flour and baking powder together into a large bowl. Stir in the ground almonds and coconut.

3 Add the egg whites, butter, lime zest and passion fruit pulp and stir to combine. Divide the mixture among the lined muffin cups.

4 Bake for 20 minutes or until golden and cooked through (a skewer
inserted into the center of a cake should come out with a few moist
crumbs clinging to it). Remove from the oven and set aside for
5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool. Serve dusted with
extra confectioners’ sugar.

If you want these cakes to be gluten free, make sure you use gluten-free baking powder.

You will need about 3 passion fruit to get this amount of pulp.
The cakes will keep, in an airtight container, for up to 3 days.

Copyright © 2013 by Murdoch Books Pty Limited. Recipe and text by Chrissy Freer. Photography by Julie Renouf. All rights reserved.

Supergrains: Cook Your Way to Great Health by Chrissy Freer

Published: Jan 08, 2013 by Appetite by Random House

ISBN: 9780449015711
Price: $24.95

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Cassandra Sadek is a thirty-something mama to an active boy who loves to help her cook and make messes in the kitchen. Balancing a career and a family leaves very little time for dinner prep, so she’s always looking for easy meals that are freezable. Cass has recently been bitten by the running bug, and is training with The Running Room and Goodlife Fitness. To keep her motivation going strong, she is participating in #GoTheDist2013 and is keeping her eye on Disney's Tinker Bell Half Marathon. Follow Cass on Twitter at @literalicious or @RandomHouseCA.

2 Responses to “Little Passion Fruit & Coconut Cakes (Gluten-Free!)”

  1. Erica
    February 4, 2013 at 3:17 am #

    Im going to make these for my daughters party, I love the wrappers! Where did you get those?!?

    • Jessica
      February 4, 2013 at 6:57 pm #

      I’m not sure where the author got them, but this website has a lot! You can also try your local craft store.

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