Gluten Free Cake Recipes?!

Baking By ohayr639 Updated 9 Apr 2010 , 2:13am by cakemom42

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ohayr639 Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 11:57pm
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I found one recipe on here. . . Are there any others?

Also I don't knowwhat some of the things mean and I put question marks next to those:

1 1/2 Cups GF ? Mix
2 T Tapioca Flour ?
1/4 t Xanthan Gum ?
1 1/2 t Baking Powder
1 t Egg Replacer ?
1/2 t salt
1/2 C Butter Flavor Crisco
3/4 C Sugar
2 eggs
3/4 t vanilla
3/4 plus 1 T 7-Up or Sprite

Thanks so much!!

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jennywenny Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 12:02am
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If almonds are ok, this is a really delicious orange almond cake I adapted from planet cake:
http://forayintofood.blogspot.com/2010/03/im-back-i-brought-some-cakes.html

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pastryjen Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 12:14am
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Check the health food store or section in the grocery store. I made some cupcakes from a gluten free mix and they went just as quick as the cake! There was only one person that needed gluten free. I'm sorry but I don't remember the name.

Bob's Red Mill makes a lot of gluten free products and special ingredients.

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cakesrock Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 1:23am
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1 1/2 Cups GF ? Mix - Gluten free
2 T Tapioca Flour ? - type of flour found in specialty store (health food)
1/4 t Xanthan Gum ? - hard to find
1 t Egg Replacer ? - comes in a box - egg substitute

I would recommend you buy the mix and just use that - don't buy all the special flour and stuff - too expensive. If you are charging, ensure you charge a lot more, as even the box mixes were almost $8 each at Superstore (the cheapest!) If you are carving, don't worry, it carved well. Have fun icon_smile.gif

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ceshell Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 6:40am
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Read this thread - there are two (three if you count the chocolate version of a vanilla recipe) tried-and-tested gluten-free cakes, including my feedback during the taste tasting process http://forum.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=522883 thumbs_up.gif

I found xanthan gum at health food supermarkets and also a big bag of it (far too much for a few cakes) at the normal market in their organic pantry section.

You don't need to use egg replacer unless the recipient cannot have eggs of course.

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smokeysmokerton Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 9:51pm
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I agree that a mix is probably the way to go. Xthan gum alone is like 12 dollars....it can get really expensive. Namaste makes a fantastic chocolate cake mix. I buy mine at whole foods and it's about 8 dollars and makes the same amount as a regular box mix. It's not dry or super dense (gf cakes tend to be) and it holds up well to frosting. I've had a few people tell me that they prefer it to regular cake. HTH

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pastryjen Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 1:42am
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Kinnikinnick is the brand I used.

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cakemom42 Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 2:13am
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Cakesrock's descriptions are right on... you can get tapioca & rice flour at your local asian market or check out King Arthur Flour in addition to Kinnikinnick Foods.
& try this recipe by Bette Hagman for the Gluten Free Mix (it's the main base for most gluten free baking).
- 2 parts white rice flour (6c)
- 2/3 parts potato starch flour (2c)
- 1/3 part tapioca flour (1c)

Also one can always go to their local county co-op for info on this topic as they always have cookbooks/pamphlets for people with Cilea Spru.
The 4-H clubs might have info as well & definetly check out the Gluten Free Gourmet books by Bette Hagman.. great stuff!

**My son was at Auburn last summer for a camp, I stayed with my aunt in Tuskegee she had a ton of recipes as her mom had Cilea Spru.. So I did my homeowrk & expeirmented lots!!

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