Cake (wheat and gluten free)
In the first episode of Life
with the Large Family on DVD, Laura Large needs flour for her school
cooking project, but baby sister Lucy has managed to tip the bag all over
herself. The shop is closed, and the car’s broken down. Flour Power is a
fun and adventurous story all about helping, sharing and working together.
by this episode, celebrity teenage chef Sam Stern has created a special
cake recipe for children to make with their parents, but assures us
nothing can go wrong!.
“Some kids can’t eat stuff made with wheat flour or gluten as they’re
allergic. But why should they miss out? Make this really cool fruity
birthday cake. Get rice flour & gum from your local health food shop and
one cake you will need:
150g/5oz caster sugar
2 drops natural vanilla extract
150g/5oz rice flour
1 teaspoon xanthum gum
For the filling you will
Raspberry or strawberry
jam (reduced sugar is healthier!)
Here’s the equipment you’ll need:
20 cm/8in loose
bottomed spring-form cake tin
1 large mixing
A sieve for
A large metal
2 cooling racks
What to do:
the family into the kitchen. Find your ingredients and equipment. Wash
your hands and put your aprons on.
Ask an adult to pre-heat the oven to 160C/325F/Gas 3.
Grease your cake tin.
Line the base and sides of the tin with greaseproof paper. Coat the
base of the tin with a little rice flour.
Whisk the eggs and sugar together in a large bowl with an electric
whisk till the mixture is pale, very thick with a mousse texture.
Sift the rice flour and gum onto the mixture. Add vanilla extract.
Fold the flour in very gently using a large metal
spoon with large, light movements until there are no white bits left.
Pour the mixture into the cake tin.
Bake for 20-30 minutes. When done it should be golden on top and
firm to touch. Stick a cocktail stick in, it should come out clean.
Ask an adult to take the cake out of the oven and put it onto a
cooling rack (wearing oven gloves). Carefully remove the cake from tin
and peel off the greaseproof paper.
Place another cooling rack on top and turn the cake upside down.
Remove the base of the tin and paper.
When the cake has cooled, ask an adult to slice across with a long,
sharp knife to make equal halves.
Spread with jam and add lots of fresh berries for a fruity
Enjoy your cake with your family on the day you make it.