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A very easy cake to make with delicious ingredients, a real treat for a special occassion! Gluten free cake with a jammy filling


pistachip lemon and lime cakeIngredients

225g soft butter
225 golden caster sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tbsp golden syrup
225g of self raising flour

or for gluten free
225g gluten free flour
1/2 tsp xanthan gum
1 tsp baking powder

50g pistachicos - whiz up (if you are buying with shells, then you will need a 250g bag)
250ml quark, creme fraiche, low fat cream cheese or full fat greek yoghurt
3 tbsp icing sugar
150g lemon and lime marmalade (we used Oak Lane bought from Tesco)

Icing sugar to dust



1. heat the oven to 180C

2. Cream the butter and sugar

3. mix in one at a time the eggs

4. add the vanilla essence, golden syrup, pistachios and mix well

5. Stir in the milk - add enough to achieve a thick cake batter (remember gluten free cakes can get away with being a little runnier than normal cakes - the mixture needs to just drop of the spoon)

6. Divide the mix between to sandwich tins

7. Bake for 30 - 40 mins or until an inserted knife comes out clean

8. Allow to cool on a rack before add in the filling


1. Mix the quark / yogurt / creme fraiche / soft cheese with the icing sugar

2.Put one cake on a stand or plate and smother the surface in jam

3. Spread the fresh mix over the top

4. Place the other sponge on top and dust with more icing sugar

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