Strawberry Potato Cake – gluten-free and low FODMAP

Strawberry Potato Cake - gluten-free and low FODMAP
This weekend I only baked one item – this glorious Strawberry Potato Cake. And to think that it is gluten-free and low FODMAP. Though, as always, the low FODMAPPERS out there, please only have a small piece at a time. You don’t want to accumulate too much fructose.

Last night I went to a delightful cocktail party with all sorts of small delicacies and I kept asking the waitresses what was in each item – to no avail. They didn’t have a clue. So I ate judiciously, using my eyes as a guide and I did surprisingly well. No real problems. I still have to look through all the photos I took to see if there are any worth showing you. I hope so because those kinds of foods are my favourite kind. in fact, I dined on them and had no dinner when I went home.

At a certain point in the evening, I had a lady bound up to me energetically and introduce herself. She started chatting away to me like I was supposed to know her and, through the conversation, she told me that her grandson was on a low FODMAP diet and I almost fell over. There are still so few people who know about the wonders of this eating regime for irritable bowel syndrome. I never meet anyone in person who has any idea what I am talking about if I mention it. This lady spoke about it as if it was the most common thing in life and then she bounded away to someone else. I still have no idea who she was.

On another note, work is stressful to the max because I have a super stressed out boss who is working too hard. But there is method to our madness. We have hit and passed our goals and so we go home this weekend and don’t return to work until 13th January. Yes, that’s a bit over a month off work. Hard to believe. And I so need it. I am sure my headaches and neck problems will fall right away into the dust of bad memories. Though I guess that will make it really hard to go back in January. However, I am not going to dwell on that right now. I have four more days and then freedom!!




For the cakeStrawberry Potato Cake - gluten-free and low FODMAP

200gms/7oz softened butter
150gms/5.5oz caster sugar
4 eggs
110gms/3.9oz white rice flour BUY HERE
29gms/1oz potato starch BUY HERE
30gms/1oz tapioca flour BUY HERE
250gms/8.8oz mashed potato
10 strawberries
2 tsp gluten-free baking powder BUY HERE

For the Syrup:

1 tbsp caster sugar
8 big strawberries
1 tbsp water

For the topping:

200gms/7oz cream cheese (lactose-free if you are lactose intolerant)
200gms/7oz cottage cheese
1 tbsp icing sugar
2 tbsp strawberry syrup


For the cake

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F.
2. Butter and line a 20cm cake tin.
3. Beat the sugar and butter together until light and fluffy.
3. Add the eggs one at a time while still beating.
4. Sift the flours and baking powder together and add to the wet ingredients.
5. Add the mashed potato and chopped strawberries and mix through.
6. Pour into the tin and bake for 35-40 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
7. Cool a little then tip out onto a wire rack.
8. Pour the syrup slowly over the warm cake and rub into the top.
9. Cool completely before piling the topping on.

For the syrup

1. Place all ingredients into a food processor and blend until a thin puree is formed. Reserve 2 tbsp for the topping.

For the topping

1. Place all ingredients into a food processor and blend until a thick cream is formed.


Strawberry Potato Cake - gluten-free and low FODMAP

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    • says

      It is a super deal and I am counting down the days. You should try mashed root vegetables in your baking (or your wife’s baking) – they make everything so moist and it stays moist for days.

  1. says

    This looks delicious! I’ve used potato water before in a vegan banana bread recipe in lieu of eggs or another ‘binder’, and it worked beautifully! I’m interested in the FODMAP diet, as you say you are combating IBS with it (which I suspect my husband has). I’ll have to do some more research on it.

    • says

      Hi Lauren, good to see you in here. I had never thought of using just the potato water but it would be full of starch of course.
      The low FODMAP diet is a relatively recent development and quite miraculous for 75% of IBS sufferers. I would suggest your husband tries it sooner rather than later. I have written a few articles he might want to read under the “Low FODMAP'” tab in my menu. But this is the one he should start with:
      Let me know how he goes with it.

    • says

      I have my fingers crossed that I will rapidly feel better now I have stopped work for a good long break. It will give me time to assess my working future.

  2. says

    Vow Suzanne such a different combination your cake looks so good bet must have tasted yum too. How have you been?? hope all set for Christmas take care and cheers!

    • says

      It did taste very yum, Maria. I am great at the moment because I am off work for 5 weeks and already feeling the benefit of it.
      Not all set for Christmas yet but getting there. I hope all is well with you.

  3. emma says

    hi i love this and would love to try it, however i am gluten dairy and fodmap.. any suggestions for this as a dairy free potato strawberry cake? also low suger i might have to skip the icing sugar..:)

    • says

      Leave off the topping and you should be fine. It is gluten-free and, without the icing, the only dairy is butter which has almost no lactose in it and is tolerated on a low Fodmap diet. Just eat a small piece as a treat and you should be okay. It’s a great moist cake.


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