Strategies for Making Regular Dessert Recipes Gluten-free

It appears there’s a lot hunting for a good cake recipe that’s already gluten-free, when creating a normal cake recipe with gluten-free flours is generally fairly simple. You will find exceptions to each rule obviously, however with my experience up to now I’ve found that dessert recipes while using regular ingredients of flour, sugar, butter or shortening, eggs along with a liquid of some type are often converted. For those who have a great chocolate cake recipe, it’ll likely yield a great gluten-free chocolate cake also. You have to a white-colored cake, yellow cake or any other flavor.

I made a classic favorite recipe for any Caramelized Sugar Cake lately, which days I’m always curious the way a gluten-free version can come out. This cake is scrumptious, with caramelized sugar syrup produced from scratch just in advance. The syrup provides a light caramel flavor and color towards the cake, as well as an added dimension towards the texture. I’ve loved this recipe for such a long time which i made the decision, after we completed the standard version, to repeat the process with gluten-free flours.

To date, in my opinion, I’ve been adding xanthan gum to the recipe using gluten-free flour mixtures of any sort. When the recipe uses greater than 2 glasses of flour, I add 1 teaspoon of xanthan gum towards the total recipe. When the recipe is small, just like pancakes, I personally use in regards to a half teaspoon per recipe. Some believe that xanthan gum also causes them problems, so if this sounds like the situation and also you are conscious of another replacement for the thickening and structure that xanthan gum gives, don’t hesitate to try that rather. Psyllium husks really are a thickener also, and may be used instead of xanthan gum, though I’ve no measure for the way much at the moment.

If you’re gluten intolerant, you might curently have a popular gluten-free flour mixture. With this cake I made use of a pre mixed batch of 6 cups brown grain flour, 2 cups potato starch and 1 cup tapioca starch. There are lots of good all-purpose gluten-free flour blends available on the market also, and I have tried personally a number of them with perfect results. The gluten-free choices for this cake would be the 1-to-1 substitution of gluten-free flour, adding 1 teaspoon of xanthan gum and something added egg yolk, because the batter appeared too thin.

Caramelized Sugar Cake

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup boiling water

Melt the sugar inside a saucepan. Once completely melted, permit the syrup to become deep amber. Remove from heat and include the boiling water. Be cautious because it will splatter about and again become semi solid. Once back on heat, stir having a wooden spoon or silicone spatula until liquefied. Lessen the syrup slightly. Put aside to awesome.

1 stick butter

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring

2 eggs

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup water

3 tablespoons caramelized sugar syrup

Preheat oven to 350 levels. Grease and flour two 8 inch round cake pans. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Include eggs, individually until well combined. Sift together all of the dry ingredients. Combine water and also the 3 tablespoons sugar syrup. Beat within the dry ingredients, alternately using the liquid ingredients, in three stages. Beat well for a few minutes longer. Pour batter in to the prepared pans and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick placed within the center arrives clean.

This cake is great having a simple buttercream or cream cheese icing. I filled my gluten-free version having a coconut pecan mixture and capped it after some buttercream icing. It may be capped using the coconut pecan mixture, or perhaps glazed with chocolate. Do do this recipe, whether it’s the standard flour version or gluten-free.

Talen Lee
the authorTalen Lee