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May 25, 2014 / Living Life Our Way

Special Diets: Gluten-Free, Vegan, Coconut Sugar Sponge Cakes (Low GI)

We made some fairy cakes for my daughter to decorate as part of her birthday celebrations today, they turned out so well I decided to share the recipe…

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  • 150g dairy-free spread (we use Pure Sunflower)
  • 150g coconut sugar
  • 150g gluten-free self-raising flour (we use Dove Farm)
  • 3 teaspoons Orgran No Egg mixed with 6 tablespoons water
  • A few drops of vanilla extract



Mix the spread and sugar together until light and fluffy.

Add the remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly.
Spoon the mixture evenly between cupcake holders in a baking tray (makes approx 12 fairy cakes).

Bake at 180C/170C Fan/350F/Gas Mark 4 for about 20 minutes, or until golden brown and firm to touch.

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Vegan (and low GI) buttercream frosting was made by mixing:

  • 50g dairy free spread (we use Pure sunflower)
  • 100g coconut sugar
  • A few drops of vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tablespoons of boiled water
  • Natural colouring of choice

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