Even though I managed to bake up a really yummy recipe for grain-free dairy-free mini spice cakes with a maple cardamom glaze, they never got posted over the past two weeks because life has been a little crazy! But I’m excited to share the recipe with you because it’s not only grain and dairy-free, it’s also moist and delicious. I’ve added a little Maple syrup cardamom glaze that finishes it off with a touch of sweet spice. Perfect for fall with a cup of tea.
My crazy past two weeks all started when my daughter called me at work ten days before her due date. ‘Anything happening?’ I asked. ‘Well maybe,’ was her reply, ‘contractions are 3 minutes apart!’ With a seven hour ride ahead I certainly wanted to know if it was the real deal. Within an hour they were on their way to the hospital and we were on the long road trip over. Three hours into our drive my beautiful new granddaughter was born! There is certainly no greater joy than having a precious child enter this world. We are very thankful to God for her safe arrival! One of my favorite images I snapped on my phone was my two-year old grandson kissing his new baby sister for the first time.
I love being a grandparent, I only wish I lived closer. The days flew by and I found myself tearing up when it was time to leave. My next visit can’t come soon enough. We arrived home to my grain-free dairy-free mini spice cakes that had sat on the counter a little too long. It’s a bummer when you have to throw away such yummy food, and especially expensive gluten-free food! I wish I would have thought to put them in the freezer before I left, but preserving spice cakes was the furthest thing from my mind at the time. Something happens with almond flour and perhaps maple syrup, I’m not quite sure, but when they are about five to seven days old, they get long wispy strings, almost like spider web threads, that come out when you pull them apart. That is usually a sure sign they are a little past their prime. It is good to keep them in the refrigerator or freezer if you want them to last a bit longer.