A Gluten-free cake you say?

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?

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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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5 thoughts on “A Gluten-free cake you say?

  1. Rachel

    Gluten Free speciality cakes are a great idea. A friend of mine was throwing a birthday party for her son. One of the young boys coming had celiac disease so she provided a gluten free cake etc. The mother & child attending were blown away (the child had never been able to eat food at a party before). So I agree, a gluten free cake in such a situation is a must!

    What gluten free flavours do you offer? What preparation do you do in the kitchen to ensure that there is no cross contamination (my husband is extremely gluten intolerant)?

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  2. gretagnew Post author

    Thanks for your response & questions Rachel. We love hearing wonderful stories like this. It goes to show a little extra effort providing a gluten-free cake can have huge rewards! Cakealicious Cakes can cater for many different gluten-free flavours but our most popular ones are: Chocolate; Lemon Blueberry; Almond Coconut and Apple Butter. We have very strict guidelines in the kitchen to ensure no cross contamination including using separate cooking and serving equipment, having a crumb-free food preparation policy and exceptional dishwashing and sterilising equipment.

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  3. racklesm

    This is a great offering for customers, I had no idea that the statistics for gluten intolerance is 1 in 4 people! Definitely something that more and more people are becoming aware of.

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  4. antthorntonntony

    GLUTEN FREE did you say?
    This is fantastic news for me to hear that you do gluten-free as I am gluten intolerant.
    It is very hard to find such a well known cake company that does a gluten-free cake.
    You will be seeing me in your shop very soon.

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  5. zainabbz

    What a great way to include everyone at parties and social gatherings! It’s amazing how 1 in 4 people eat gluten free. In my area of work we often come across people who are gluten intolerant. It is great to see companies like this are picking up on special dietary requirements and helping us bring people together, even if it is with food. Our company will definitely be ordering from you in the future!

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