Tag Archives: Cake

Gluten-free Apple Cake

6 May

As I sit here in my office writing this post, I quickly shot a look around my computer screen and witness this cake being devoured by my colleagues, I know this is definitely one recipe I must share with you.

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“The Apple of My Eye”

I was the last to leave the office on Friday evening and on my way out the door I noticed a dozen or so apples sitting on the bench looking rather sad. Apples are available all year round in Geneva although local varieties are at their best from September through to November. Thinking that these apples would be looking a wee bit more sad come Monday morning, I decided to procure these apples for the weekend and return them on Monday in the form of an Apple Cake.

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Orange and Poppyseed Cake

6 Mar

There are many challenges in life. Entertaining guests for dinner is a challenge. Creating a menu for dinner guests is a challenge. Making a dessert that is delicious and good for you and doesn’t contain twenty five different and unusual ingredients is a huge challenge. And this is exactly the challenge that presented itself to me on Thursday evening last week. We had invited some Swiss friends over to our apartment for dinner on Friday night and I was struck with memory block and I tried to think of something to make for dessert. Our friends are not big eaters and my hubby did not want anything too sweet. So I started with the usual fruit tarts and berry crumbles and poached pears and stewed apples until my memory reappeared and I remember an Orange and Poppyseed Cake that a friend had made for me once. Excitedly I texted her for the recipe and anxiously awaited her reply. Friday morning came and I was still waiting for a response so it was trusty google to the rescue and that’s when I  came across this recipe from Luv’n Spoonfuls. Except for all the unusual ingredients than cannot be found in any supermarket or specialty food store in Geneva, it was exactly what I was looking for; a healthy dessert!

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