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Steamed Lumberjack Cake - gluten and sugar free



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Cake Mix

  • 200 grams pitted dates
  • 250 grams water
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 2 apples, cut into quarters
  • 200 grams Rice malt syrup
  • 125 grams Butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 250 grams Gluten Free SR Flour


  • 100 grams Rice malt syrup
  • 60 grams Butter
  • 70 grams Shredded coconut
  • 40 grams Milk
  • 6
    1h 10min
    Preparation 10min
  • 7
  • 8
    • Appliance TM 5 image
      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

    Cake Batter
  1. Place dates into TM Bow and chop 5 seconds speed 7.

    Add water and cook 5 mins 100 deg speed 1

    Mix 10 seconds speed 4

    Add bicarb and stir 3 seconds speed 2

    Set aside.

    Put apples into bowl and chop 4 seconds on speed 7.

    Set aside with dates

  2. In a clean bowl add butter and mix 20 seconds on speed 4.

    Add rice malt syrup through whole while continuing to mix on speed 4.

    add eggs and vanilla and mix 5 seconds on speed 4

    Add flour and mix 20 seconds speed 3. 

    Add dates and apples mix on reverse speed 3 until combined.

    Pour into greased and lined 20cm spring form tin and set aside.


  3. In a clean bowl combine topping ingredients and cook 2 mins 60 deg speed 2. Set aside.

  4. Put 1L of water in TM bowl. Place springform tin into varoma with a piece of baking paper on top and place varoma on top of TM bowl. Cook 50 mins varoma speed 2. 

    Cake mix will be almost set but may be a bit moist in the middle. 

    Remove cake tin and cover cake with topping mix. 

    Place tin into grill and brown top about 5 mins.

    Allow cake to cool in the tin.


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Serve warm as a dessert or cooled as a cake. 

This recipe was provided to you by a Thermomix ® customer and has not been tested by Vorwerk Thermomix ® or Thermomix ® in Australia and New Zealand.
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  • Just about to make my second cake, the first one...

    Submitted by San1965 on 7. July 2017 - 16:58.

    Just about to make my second cake, the first one turned out perfectly a few weeks ago. I served it warm with some hot custard, my guests loved it - great winter comfort food! Recipe very easy to follow - thanks Smile

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  • A great cake thank you I hadnt tried steamed a...

    Submitted by Karen Fisher on 11. May 2017 - 08:49.

    A great cake thank you! I hadn't tried steamed a whole cake before and this has a great taste and worked so well. Have been trying to extend my Varoma cooking range and this is a very good addition. Looking forward to making it again very soon.

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