Gluten Free Lemon and Ginger cakes


Hi everyone!

Today I am going to share my favourite recipe for 12 gluten free lemon and ginger fairy cakes. They are very simple to make and tasty to eat!

The ingredients I used are:

  • 200g butter
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 130g Gluten Free self raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon Gluten Free baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of xanthan gum
  • 80g ground almonds
  • 120g chopped stem ginger
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

And for the icing:

  • 25ml milk
  • 300g icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon zest
  • Chopped/Crystallised ginger to decorate

Firstly I preheated my oven to 160 Celsius on a fan oven.

Now for the baking:

  1. First mix the butter and sugar together until it is light and creamy.
  2. Next, add each egg one at a time – beating each well before the next addition!
  3. Then add the rest of the ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes until golden brown!

The cake icing is also simple to make, just make sure the cakes have cooled before adding it!

Mix milk, icing sugar, butter and lemon zest together until smooth! For decoration, I add some chopped ginger but crystallised would also work!

Vintage Sale


Over Christmas and New Year I found myself feeling uninspired by the clothes in my wardrobe. I wanted to branch out and find some new pieces that made me feel a little more satisfied with what I am wearing.

I discovered through Facebook that there was a vintage sale being held in Glasgow on the 4th February and thought that it would be an obvious go to event. I read more about it and learned that for every kilo of clothes you paid £15. New clothes and low prices? The ideal situation!

I went through countless racks and rails of t-shirts, dresses, jeans and jumpers to search out some new pieces.

I left spending with 2 t-shirts and a sweatshirt for a total of £20!

I would definitely attend another vintage sale to see what other bits I could pick up. It was very different experience to shopping in high street stores. You have to be very quick and pick up what you see when you see it or otherwise – it’s gone!