9 inch (23 cm) square loose-bottomed non-stick baking tin
oven + hob
100glight brown sugar
100gcoconut palm sugarOr use light or dark soft brown sugar in place of coconut palm sugar
200gplain gluten free flour blendI use GFA Blend A (see NOTES)
¾tspbicarbonate of soda
100gground almondsalmond meal
1tspfine sea salt
200gunsalted butter cubed
3large eggsroom temperature - UK large (Canadian ‘Extra Large’; Australian ‘Jumbo’; and US ‘Extra or Very Large’)
90gsoft, chewy dairy toffee (not fudge) cut into small pieces
Base-line a non stick loose-bottomed square cake tin (23 cm/9 inches x 23 cm/9 inches) with baking paper.
Preheat the oven to 180 C/350 F/Gas 4.
Mix together the sugar(s), flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, ground almonds and salt in a large bowl, making sure any lumps are completely broken down.
Place the butter and golden syrup in a small non-stick saucepan and gently melt over a low heat, stirring continually until liquid and combined. (Do not allow to boil)
Pour the liquid into the dry ingredients and gently beat with a spoon until combined.
Beat the eggs and milk together in a separate small bowl and then add to the cake mix. Beat with a whisk until all ingredients are fully combined and have become a thick batter.
Add the toffee pieces and gently fold into the batter until evenly distributed.
Spoon the batter into the cake tin and spread into the corners with the back of a spoon, ensuring an even surface.
Bake for 15 minutes, then turn the oven down to 160 C/320 F/Gas 3, and continue to bake for a further 30 to 40 minutes until the cake is well risen and a knife inserted into the centre comes out clean. Keep a check on the cake whilst cooking. If you are concerned that it is browning too quickly, place a piece of foil over the top half way through the baking process.
Once cooked, remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin for about 15 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Once cold, cut the cake into squares.
* Note: nutritional information is an estimate & may vary according to portion size/ingredient variants.Gluten Free Alchemist Flour Blend A can be found on the GFA Flours & Flour BlendingPage. If using an alternative flour blend, the texture may be slightly different.