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Gluten Free Coffee and Pecan Cake.

I have always had a fondness for a nice coffee cake. Especially with walnuts. I went shopping for walnuts the other day and could only find pecans at the local IGA so I jiggered this recipe around (wasn’t hard) and used walnuts and made it gluten free for my beloved who is gluten intolerant.

First thing is to assemble all your ingredients.

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2/3 cup (70gm) pecan nuts

125gm butter, unsalted and chopped

1 cup (220gm) raw caster sugar

1/2 cup milk

2 tablespoons instant coffee powder (use a nice one)

1 1/3 cups (200gm) Gluten Free Self Raising flour

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

2 eggs beaten lightly

Pre-heat your oven to moderately slow  (160degrees or 140 degrees celcius fan forced) and grease and line a 11cm x 25cm loaf pan with baking paper.

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Chop the pecans reserving half. Combine the butter, sugar, milk and coffee in a small saucepan;stir over low heat until melted. Remove from heat.

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Sift the flour and cinnamon into a bowl; stir in beaten eggs, butter mixture and half of the chopped pecan nuts.

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Pour mixture into prepared loaf tin.

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Bake in moderately slow oven for 15 minutes. Carefully sprinkle cake with the rest of the pecans then bake for a further 30 minutes or until cooked when tested with metal skewer. You could also just pop the reserved nuts on at the beginning and bake for 45 minutes as I don’t believe there would be any difference in the end product.

Allow cake to cool on a wire rack whilst you make the coffee icing.

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For the coffee icing;

1 tablespoon boiling water

2 teaspoons instant coffee powder

1 cup gluten free icing sugar mixture

10 gm soft butter

Combine water and coffee in a cup. Sift icing mixture into a small heatproof bowl; stir in butter and enough of the coffee mixture to form a firm paste. Either place bowl over small saucepan of simmering water or zap it in the microwave at 10 second intervals (check every 10 seconds) until icing is of a thin consistency. Drizzle icing over cooled cake and allow to set befroe slicing.

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Very enjoyable cake and it lasted about 1/2 a day 😀

Mix and match your nut preference or leave them out if you have a nut allergy and replace them with raisins soaked in coffee liqueur. I will try that next time.

Enjoy friends.