Gluten Free Zucchini Bread Recipe

Gluten Free Zucchini Bread

Quite a bit of research went into creating this gluten-free zucchini bread recipe to get this recipe just right. Most gluten free quick bread recipes (breads using leavening agents to enable immediate baking, rather than allowing to rise), allow you to interchange the fruit vegetable or puree you use, except for zucchini bread recipes. Zucchini contains quite a bit of liquid. Therefore, you either need to lessen the other liquids in the recipe or squeeze out much of the liquid in the zucchini. Instead, I began with my banana bread recipe, and opted to add additional flour. This gluten free zucchini bread recipe was made with my own blend of gluten free cake flour. I link to it below. Enjoy! Continue reading “Gluten Free Zucchini Bread Recipe”

Gluten Free Banana Bread

Gluten Free Banana Bread Recipe

I have been meaning to develop a gluten free banana bread recipe for some time now, but just could not decide whether I wanted to go for a heavier, super moist banana bread or closer to a cake-like texture. I opted for the heavy, moist one. The experimenter in me wanted to see what would happen if I added a 1/2 cup of milk (I used homemade almond milk) to what I was positive would make the perfect gluten free banana bread recipe. And boy, I am so glad that I did. It came out perfect! It tastes like real banana bread! Adding milk usually helps gluten-free baked goods, as it contains protein, but when I saw such a runny batter I became worried. No problems though. So happy, fulfilled and full! Enjoy! Continue reading “Gluten Free Banana Bread”

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake and Rich Chocolate Frosting

This is my version of Hershey’s “Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Cake. This gluten free chocolate cake recipe; however, is moister. I knew it would be a very moist cake just by reading the recipe. That’s the way my husband and I like our chocolate cake, rich and very moist! I told him that I was going to call this my chocolate mud cake; however, mud cakes are traditionally very gooey. I wish you were here to help us eat this huge cake! Continue reading “Gluten Free Chocolate Cake”

Carla’s Gluten Free Cake Flour Blend – Self-Rising

Gluten Free Cake Flour Blend

It’s extremely convenient to have cake flour in a canister that already has everything you need including leavener. It makes gluten-free cake baking a breeze! Since this mix contains baking powder and baking soda, it is perfect for just about any cake recipe. It addresses the times you need an acidic ingredient as well. For example, when you use Dutch-processed cocoa, which is alkaline-based, you should use baking soda. Continue reading “Carla’s Gluten Free Cake Flour Blend – Self-Rising”

Gluten Free Almond Poppy Seed Teacake

What is a teacake you ask? A teacake is a low cake, never frosted and is sturdy enough to pick up and eat with your hands. Traditionally, it is made in a loaf pan, but you may dress it up a bit by making it in a bundt pan. It is served with tea, but of course, you can eat this gluten free cake with your beverage of choice. You must like garbanzo bean flour to enjoy this recipe as is, or use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Baking Flour. Bean flour has a unique taste, all its own, and is not for everyone. If you like The Grainless Baker Graham Crackers you’ll enjoy this one without any substitutions! You may also wish to consider using vanilla extract instead of almond and adding lots of spices (cinnamon, cloves, etc.) to hide the bean taste. This cake is very moist! I hope you enjoy this gluten free cake! Continue reading “Gluten Free Almond Poppy Seed Teacake”

Gluten Free Mint Chocolate Layered Cheesecake

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If you wish to make to make a plain cheesecake without using any graham crackers for the crust, see my Gluten Free Cheesecake Recipe with optional chocolate topping. Today’s recipe is a Chocolate Cheesecake, layered with plain cheesecake and chocolate mint cheesecake, and then swirled with both on top. It looks gorgeous, yet is so easy to create this effect. I added the mint for a Christmas touch, but you can skip the mint all together, as it contains plenty of vanilla extract. Continue reading “Gluten Free Mint Chocolate Layered Cheesecake”

Gluten Free Pound Cake

Image: Gluten Free Pound Cake

One of my Facebook friends requested a recipe for a gluten free pound cake. This recipe is my first attempt. I love pound cake and have not made one or tasted one in years. It rose perfectly. It turned out just a tad grainy (not as bad once it cools) because I had added 1/4 cup brown rice flour. Rice flour tends to be grainy. I have substituted the brown rice flour for additional tapioca flour in the recipe below. That should make it nice and starchy like a good pound cake (UPDATE: See feedback from a reader below.) I suggest to use regular white sugar instead of the organic evaporated sugar. It gives it a different taste. At 1 hour the cake was not done baking. I left it in for 10 minutes longer, but that was too long. Time got away from me. I suggested 1 hour to 1 hour 5 minutes total. At 1 hour and 10 minutes, it did not make the cake dry, but the outside was a little harder than I wanted. I fixed that by wrapping it in foil where the steam softened it right up. Not bad for attempt number one. My suggested changes are below. I was trying to go a little healthier, but it did not work as planned. This is a heavy pound cake, but oh so delicious! Enjoy. One reader surely did – “better than Starbuck’s!” Continue reading “Gluten Free Pound Cake”

Gluten Free Cranberry Coffee Cake Recipe from Namaste Mix

Gluten Free Coffee Cake

I was sent a couple of items from Namaste Foods to sample. The one I recently tried was their Biscuits, Pie Crust and More! Flour Blend which also makes dumplings, shortcake and coffee cake. The package had several recipes including an orange cranberry coffee cake recipe. Unfortunately, I am allergic to citrus and had to substitute the orange juice for applesauce and added more cinnamon (yum!) – very moist! I have included my recipe along with the recommended ingredients and instructions (see “versus…”). I recommend this mix, as it is close to Bisquick and I bet will make some very good recipes besides this one. I can’t wait to try the pie crust! The coffee cake rose beautifully, even with all of that heavy applesauce! This recipe is gluten-free, casein free, (egg-free if you use an egg substitute), and (nut free, if you skip the walnuts on top). Continue reading “Gluten Free Cranberry Coffee Cake Recipe from Namaste Mix”