If like me you’ve not got the time to make the full blown Christmas cake or perhaps more importantly you really don’t need the extra calories the Christmas season brings, these are an easily digestible, gluten free, fat free, low sugar… yumscious alternative.
Here’s my recipe!
- 3 Eggs
- 100g sugar (any kind, & you can get away with a bit less in my opinion)
- 160g Rice flour
- 140g ground almonds
- 140g grated carrot (or whizz in food processor if feeling lazy)
- 140g Sultanas (feel free to add additional fruit)
- Zest & juice of 2 oranges
- 2 tsp mixed spice
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
The first step is to whisk together the eggs & sugar at high speed for a good few minutes until it’s a thick foamy consistency. Once that’s done, the rest of the ingredients need to be folded in with as little faffing as possible so it’s a good idea to weigh out the ingredients beforehand, grate the carrot, zest the oranges etc
The sultanas could be soaked with the orange juice, zest, spice & perhaps a glug of brandy if you wish.
Once all the ingredients are combined, spoon into cake/muffin cases & bake for approx 25mins at 180º. This recipe is enough for 12 medium-sized muffins or 10 heftier ones. Leave to cool then drizzle some simple icing over the top (2 tbsp water with as much icing sugar as it will take was enough to do 12 muffins). Finish with a bit of edible glitter perhaps?
Serve with a cup of tea or a large brandy haha ♥