What is your go-to celebration cake for Australia Day?
Lamington? Pavlova? Coconut and Rum?
My go-to cake for an Australian celebration theme (think Australia Day, Olympics, Commonwealth games, watching the cricket; you get the picture) is one with an Australian theme. This thought begs the question, “What is an Australian theme?”
What is an Australian themed cake?
My first thought was a cake from history, like Lamingtons or Pavlova.
Another thought is a cake made with Australian ingredients.
For me, it’s one with ingredients that remind me of the land itself. Made with a collection of foods that are the heroes of a given region.
Hero ingredients from Far North Queensland
I have dear friends in who live in the Kuranda rainforest in Far North Queensland. The home of sugar cane, pineapples, pecans, coconuts and the famous brown rum from Bunderburg to name a few ingredients.
While visiting recently, one of my friends requested a gluten-free cake to go with our cuppa. Having stopped by a local pecan farm earlier in the day, there was a big bag of fresh, locally grown pecans sitting on the kitchen bench. Just next to Bundy rum, coconut and fresh pineapples we had bought for cocktails for our evening gathering.
A taste of Australia – Kuranda Coconut and Rum Cake
Hence that afternoon saw the birth of my Kuranda Coconut and Rum cake. Lots of testing and tasting later I have a gluten-free cake that always gets approving thumbs up when served.
While this is a cake that can be served warm with cream or ice cream as a dessert, my choice is to have it room temperature as a delicious cake with an afternoon cuppa on a steamy tropical afternoon.
So, what cake do you make when you want for a celebration with an Australian theme?
For me, it’s my Kuranda cake – a cake that reminds me of the tropics of the north of Australia.
Would you like try my Kuranda Coconut and Rum cake?
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