Gluten free cakes by Amo Torta
I'm still on this gluten free thing and feeling a lot better for it. That's not to stay I stick to it 100% – I find it impossible to resist when I'm eating out. But thankfully the effects for me aren't too severe so that's a trade off I can happily make, I know not everyone can do this! I found out about Amo Torta through this blog as they got in touch with me when I previously posted about going gluten free. I had the pleasure of sampling the baking recently and wanted to share it with you all. Firstly, what does Amo Torta mean? In Italian, it means I love cake! This is such a super cute name, I think it's a really sweet name. Amo Torta is based in Glasgow and you can get in touch to order their cakes, or pop into Roots & Fruits who are stocking some of the cakes!
We sampled some cupcakes, millionaire shortbread as well as lemon poppyseed cake.
(Yes, I know they're on a cheeseboard!) What a beautiful feast for the eyes these were, especially those cupcakes. The decoration reminded me of being a kid again as I used to think those silver decorative balls were the height of sophistication when I was about 7. There was also pieces of something I think was jewelled sugar which looked great. The cupcake based itself was plain with the delicious pink vanilla-flavoured icing. I don't think to a non-GF eater that you'd know they were GF, they had the perfect flavour and consistency for a cupcake.
The millionaire shortbread was another treat which didn't lose any flavour for being GF. Topped with chocolate and caramel these are really decadent and best consumed with a cup of tea! My favourite though was the lemon poppyseed cake - moist and with delicious lemon icing with a tangy punch, this is my kind of dessert.
What cakes are you getting stuck into this winter?