I am going to make a gluten-free cake recipe from Babycakes and one of the ingredients is Xanthum Gum. This is really expensive and I only needs like a 1/4 tsp.
Is there anything that can be substituted? I have never made a gluten-free, sugar free, dairy free anything before. I'm a bit nervous. Has anyone out there made a recipe from this cookbook yet? The stuff looks really good.
No one out there is a gluten free baker???? Bummer!
I've tried gluten free baking with not so hot results. You really do need the xanthum gum to make the consistency of the cake right, otherwise it will not have a good texture and rise.
Betty Crocker is now making gluten free cake mixes if you are interested. I haven't tried any of them yet, but I assume they would be better than what I have tried at home. Probably cheaper than buying all the specialty ingredients also.
What kind of flour were you going to try in the cake?
Hi there, I have made a gluten free cake once. But I used Xanthan gum though!
But here are two recipes that I found online,
I am using a recipe from Babycakes cupcake book. It's made with garbanzo fava bean flour (wild, huh!) It's also sugar free and dairy free. I did buy the xanthum gum since I learned that you need it in gluten free things otherwise it will fall apart. Hopefully it comes out tasting good!
If it turns out good would you pm me with the recipe? I'm not supposed to eat wheat and I would love a good recipe!
I won't be making it for another week though.....
I needed a small amount of xanthum gum a couple of years ago and also didn't want to purchase a large, costly amount....I found it at the local health food store in bulk! I could buy as small an amount as I needed and it was only change, basically. I think I paid something like $1.25 for a couple of TBSP. Just something to tuck away for future reference!
Good to know.