Step aside dense, claggy gluten-free cakes this gluten-free lime and raspberry marble bundt cake is lighter than air.
This is a beautifully moist sponge cake with a zesty punch of lime and marbled with fresh raspberries. Lime is present in both the cake and the glaze for a further zingy hit. Bundt cakes look very impressive while requiring very little decoration, making them the perfect cake when you wish to impress. This recipe has the added surprise of a marbled sponge, cut a slice, and enjoy the delicate raspberry pink swirls. You would almost forget that it’s gluten-free.
- 125g butter, softened
- 200g caster sugar
- Zest of 3 limes 100ml vegetable oil
- 2tsp vanilla extract
- 4 eggs, at room temperature
- 300g gluten-free plain flour
- 125g ground almonds
- 2tsp gluten-free baking powder
- 1tsp gluten-free bicarbonate of soda
- 300ml buttermilk
- 150g raspberries
- For the glaze:
- 125g icing sugar
- Juice of 2 limes
- Freeze-dried raspberries and lime zest, to garnish
- You will need:
- A bundt tin, greased
Heat the oven to 160C/ Gas 3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter, sugar and lime zest until pale and fluffy. Slowly pour in the oil, followed by the vanilla extract. Add the eggs gradually and mix well. Sift together all the dry ingredients, plus a pinch of salt, and add to the mixture in 2 additions, alternating with the buttermilk. Mix until smooth.
In a separate bowl, crush most of the raspberries, keeping just a few whole. Take a third of the batter and mix it into all the raspberries until fully incorporated. Add spoonfuls of each batter alternately to the bundt tin and swirl together with using a skewer. Bake in the middle of the oven for 45 mins, or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted. Allow to cool slightly, before turning out onto a cooling rack.
For the glaze, mix the icing sugar and lime juice until you have a thick, but smooth, mixture. You can adjust the consistency by adding more icing sugar or lime juice. Transfer the cake to a serving plate or cake stand and drizzle over the glaze. Garnish with freeze-dried raspberries and lime zest.
Top tip for making Gluten-free lime and raspberry marble bundt cake
If your eggs aren’t at room temperature, pop them in a bowl of warm water for a few mins and they’ll be perfect.
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