May 6, 2010
Create a Gluten-Free Cake Challenge
Cake is traditionally used to celebrate birthdays, weddings, and baby showers, among other other special events. With a birthday in our family this week, I thought it would be fun to have a cake challenge. I’m hoping that the month of May will not be too hot for another baking challenge, but I promise that the challenges for June through August will not use the oven.
I know many of you omit other ingredients from your cooking and baking such as dairy and sugar, and you do a great job of coming up with tasty appetizing recipes. I particularly enjoy seeing how people make dessert recipes like cake healthier than they usually are. It’s true, cake is not generally considered healthy. In my mind, it’s a treat. That’s why we use it for special occasions.
If you want a starting place, you can try this basic recipe.
Basic Gluten-Free Cake
- 1/2 c. butter or oil
- 1 – 2 c. sugar
- 2-4 eggs
- 1-2 tsp. vanilla extract or other flavoring
- 2 - 2 1/2 c. gluten-free flour
- 1 tsp. xanthan gum
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 c. milk, buttermilk, milk substitute, or water
You could also try adapting a gluten filled recipe, or just make some changes to a gluten-free recipe. You can view my cake recipes on this page.
Remember, you have a month to work on this. The cake roundup will be on June 2nd as part of Gluten-Free Wednesdays.
Labels: monthly challenge
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