Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Poppyseed Plum Tea Cakes

What a coincidence! I've had these babies in my head for such a long time, it took me by surprise when Helen from Tartelette posted a tea cake recipe before I could get mine out. I believe that great minds think alike, but I've sure got a lot to learn from her.

I really do recommend a big cup of tea with these little ones. The experience shifts then, from a snack to a moment of relaxation. And we all need one of those every once in a while.

Poppyseed Plum Tea Cakes
Deliciously moist and subtly sweet, it's hard to believe that these tea cakes are free of animal products as well as gluten. Makes 12-16.

  • ½ cup sorghum flour
  • ¼ cup amaranth flour
  • ¼ cup hazelnut flour
  • 1 tsp. poppyseeds
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. xanthan gum
  • dash of sea salt
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 3T fresh plum juice
  • 2-3 T agave nectar
  • 2 tsp. hazelnut oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1-2 fresh plums

Mix together the dry and wet ingredients in separate bowls, except for the poppyseeds and fresh plums, with the dry in a larger bowl. Gradually add the wet to the dry, stirring well. Add the poppyseeds and continue to stir. Pour the batter into a lightly greased mini muffin pan, filling each hole about 2/3 of the way full. Top each with a slice of fresh plum and bake at 350° F for 20-25 minutes. Test with a toothpick to insure that they are done. Enjoy for breakfast or snack, with tea or coffee.



looks delicious!


BEYOND stunning.


LOVE IT! I wish I could find all of those flours to make them gluten free, but the flavors sound amazing together =)

Isle Dance  

These sound and look amaaaaazing! :o)

That Girl  

Nice change from the usual lemon poppyseed!


Mmmmmm I want. Such a cute photo shoot!


Those photos are so beautiful, and the tea cakes look delish!


I love these pictures too. :) Thanks for incorporating nature!


The pictures are outstanding. The tea cakes look and sound delicious and your new blog layout is beautiful. Keep up the great work!

Hey Harriet  

These tea cakes look very tasty. I love the natural setting of the photos. Very creative & looks great :)


These pictures are beautiful and the cake does sound delicious. Makes me wish I had time for an afternoon tea :)


What pretty pictures!


What pretty pictures!


What a beautiful mood and ground to set your cute little tea cakes in!


Purely gorgeous! I love that you took the photos outside - nothing like enjoying something that delicious among nature :o)


How wonderful to take food photos amidst nature ... they complement each other so well =)

Food For Tots  

I feel so relax looking at the tea cake surrounded by the green and beutiful flowers. A rare scenery for me living in a cosmopolitan city.

Shari@Whisk: a food blog  

Your tea cake sounds delicious, perfect for eating outside with a cup of tea!


Got any leftovers? They look very nice!


beautiful recipe! looks so good, i'd love to eat one:)


i like biting into things with poppy seeds in it. It has such a nice texture.


Lovely cakes! I adore individual cakes such as this.

I'll totally be over for tea then...what time did you say? :)


Katie, your cakes sound delish, but I'm bowled over by your photos. They're truly amazing!


very creative to take photos out in the nature! I'm usually too lazy to do that :)


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