Monday, March 30, 2009

Gluten-free, lactose-free cake


Gluten Free Cake (Can be lactose-free too!)

Cake Ingredients:
2/3 cup corn starch
2/3 cup potato starch
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon guar gum
2 teaspoons baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 tablespoon anise extract (or Vanilla)
1 egg (or egg substitute or 2 egg whites)
3/4 cup milk (Vanilla Rice Milk or Soy Milk)
2/3 cup sugar
3 tablespoons oil (or applesauce)
*Fresh fruit may be added to batter prior to baking to enhance cake
Icing ingredients (Alternative to icing is honey or jam):
1/2 stick of butter (or alternative)
3 cups of powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk (Vanilla Rice Milk or Soy Milk)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Use a mixer to beat butter, powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract to make the icing. Cool icing in the refrigerator.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a baking pan with shortening.
3. Sift together corn starch and potato starch in mixing bowl. Add in the following ingredients in listed order and mix with a spatula: baking soda, guar gum, baking powder, salt, anise extract, egg, milk, sugar and oil.
4. Once the ingredients have been mixed (batter will be thin), scrape the mixture into a round baking pan and bake for 25 minutes, until the cake is golden and a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then turn out onto a serving plate.
5. Wait until completely cool to apply frosting or icing. When using honey or jam, apply immediately before serving.
If you add fruit to this recipe (which is a nice addition) there are a couple things you need to consider:
*The fruit should be well drained.
*The bake time will be extended at least 10 minutes – maybe longer.

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