Long gone are the days when any ingredient could be used to bake a cake and it would cater for all. With the constant rise in special dietary requirements out there, speciality cakes need to cater for a wide variety of dietary needs. One of these major dietary trends to consider is gluten-free. To give you an idea on this growing trend, specialtyfood.com did some research and identified that the gluten-free food and beverage market grew 44 percent from 2011 to 2013. They identified 1 in 4 of the survey respondents (between the age of 18-24) currently eat gluten-free foods.
What is Gluten-free?
A gluten-free diet means exactly that – exclude gluten (a protein found in wheat and related grains) from your food. When you are hosting a special occasion and want a delicious cake that everyone can eat, you may need to look at providing a gluten-free option due to the popularity of the diet.
How we make our cakes gluten-free
We at Cakealicious Cakes love to accommodate specific dietary requirements in our cakes. The feedback when just one person who is gluten-free sees the effort you have gone to accommodate their needs is something special. These people can often feel like they are being difficult, or potentially at a disadvantage, so catering for these special diets will leave a nice taste in everyone’s mouth.
We have a number of special initiatives to make our gluten-free cakes taste just as good as a non gluten-free cake. These include using:
- A mixture of gluten-free flours, not just one substitute
- Eggs and egg whites as they make an excellent replacement to water and provide extra protein which is missing from the flour
- Brown sugar to boost the moistness and to add a density of flavour, or castor sugar for a lighter, fluffier cake.
So if you want to go above and beyond with your next special occasion why not think about ordering a gluten-free speciality cake. The taste is almost the same, and you can be sure to keep those 1 in 4 gluten-free people happy too!
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