Thursday, April 07, 2011

Strawberry Birthday Cake

I developed this recipe for my son Matthew's 5th birthday - per his request!

1/2 cup brown rice flour
1/4 cup potato starch
1/4 cup tapioca flour
1/4 cup GF oat flour
1/4 cup millet flour
1 tablespoon Vance's DariFree powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoon egg replacer powder
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
1/4 teaspoon agar powder, or unflavored gelatin powder of choice
1/4 cup pure olive oil
1 cup pure cane sugar
2/3 cup water
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
4 ounces freeze-dried organic strawberries (equal to 12 ounces fresh - Trader Joe's)
  1. Place baking rack into the third position; preheat oven to 350 degrees F; lightly oil a 9" cake pan or pin tin; line with a 9" circle of parchment paper (or dust oiled pan with brown rice flour - tap out excess); set pan aside.
  2. In airtight container, combine brown rice flour, potato starch, tapioca flour, GF oat flour, millet flour DariFree powder, baking powder, egg replacer powder, xanthan gum, and agar powder; place on lid; shake vigorously to combine; set aside.
  3. In mixing bowl, beat together cane sugar and olive oil; beat 1 minute with electric mixer set on medium-high.
  4. Add water and vanilla extract to mixing bowl; beat to combine; add dry ingredients; beat 1 minute.
  5. Add freeze-dried organic strawberries to mixture; fold in with spatula.
  6. Scoop batter into prepared pan; place in preheated 350 degree F oven; bake 45 minutes.
Remove pan from oven to wire cooling rack; cool cake in pan for 5 minutes then turn cake out onto wire rack to cool completely (remove parchment paper carefully while still warm); frost then serve.

Servings: 9" cake
Preheat: 350 degrees F
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Baking Time: 25 minutes

Increase brown rice flour to 3/4 cup; increase tapioca starch to 3/4 cup; omit all other flours and starches.

To use butter: omit olive oil; add 6 tablespoons butter during step 3.

To use egg: omit egg replacer powder; reduce water to 1/2 cup; add 1 egg during step 3.

To omit DariFree powder: omit DariFree Powder; add 1 tablespoon potato starch.

To use Milk of Choice: omit DariFree powder; omit water; add 2/3 cup milk of choice.

1 comment:

  1. Love this recipe! And I thought I was just beings sneaky by adding in dehydrated strawberries along with the fresh ones. With fresh strawberries coming from CA, I will be making cake!


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