Wicklewood's Sugar Free and Gluten Free Apricot Sponge

"This cake is based on a recipe I found on "sugar free baking" website while looking for a cake for my diabetic husbands birthday, which was perfect for him but meant I was going to spend his birthday celebrations nibbling on a ricecake,,,I don't think so,,,hence gluten free Apricot Sponge . The prep time does not include the overnight soaking of the apricots."
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  • Soak your dried apricots overnight in the 500ml of water.
  • Preheat your oven to 180 deg C/ 350 deg F/gas mark four.
  • Pour the apricots and water into a large saucepan and bring to the boil.
  • Gently simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and liquidise.
  • Beat butter, eggs and honey into the apricots.
  • Sieve in the flour and mix well.
  • Spoon into a greased cake tin and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  • Remove from cake tin, transfer to a cooling rack and make frosting.
  • In a large bowl, beat together the butter, vanilla and cream cheese.
  • Add the sweetener a cup at a time and mix until blended.
  • When the cake is thoroughly cooled, top with cream cheese frosting.

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<p><img title=...and src=http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/3818/dscf2137t.jpg alt=width=491 height=640 /></p> <p><span><span><strong>...and so the wench,the maid and the village idiot lived happily ever after.</strong></span></span></p> <p>I have always loved my food (not just my own but anyone's who offered it to me),,,&nbsp; then five years ago I was diagnosed with ceoliacs disease and all notion of ever having my favorite foods again went out the window. However, nessesity really is the mother of invention; instead of feeling sorry for myself and my dietry limitations,,,I got creative. I am in the process of starting my own business, which initially was exclusively targeted at ceoliacs, but thanks to my new husband and his diabetes, we hope to create food that is not only gluten free and sugar free or low carb, but will also cater for those amongst us with a whatever attitude to healthy food...Yes I do have one left at home,,bring on the empty nest.</p> <p><span><span><strong>The other man in my life</strong></span></span></p> <p><img title=The src=http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/5314/file4226.jpg alt=width=320 height=213 /></p>
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