Finally, Gluten Free Foods that are Delicious!
Plated partners with local vendors to bring fresh ingredients right to your front door. The pasta was a bit mushy but the scampi sauce was delicious - equal parts lemony and buttery. No longer do busy individuals have to settle for microwavable meals when they are short on time. Just mouth-watering meals that are ready for you to heat-and-eat whenever you wish. Hope this helps, glad it was still edible! Although it wasn't her goal, she has lost 30 pounds since beginning her diet and is smaller than she was on her wedding day. Thereby, we carefully measure and supply the best calorie controlled diet meals in Australia for you.
I had no idea!! Some winemakers use a flour or wheat paste to seal oak barrels used for aging wines. The wine maker plants, tends, harvests and vinifies the wines himself in a tiny cellar. This area of Douro, just a few miles from the Spanish borded, is incredibly dry, receiving an average of only 6 inches of rain annually. But the high diurnal range the difference between daytime and nighttime temperatures , mineral-rice soil, aridity, and abundance of sunshine make organic farming possible and successful with minimal intervention.
This wine is very fresh and bright with notes of lemon and a distinct saltiness on the finish. We paired it with fresh steamers, straight out of Duxbury Bay. We plan on having a BBQ with our friends this weekend and will pop open this bottle. The Wine club works like this: Almond, Lemon, Orange and Peppermint. Organic Pure Lemon Extract is made from California lemon oil and rounded out with peel notes.
Extract offers a convenient and tasty alternative to having to zest or juice lemons, which I tend to run out of when. Simply measure out the right amount and add. Its bright flavor complements almost any dish or beverage. I recently used the Lemon Extract in stuffed quahogs, scallops the sauce and quinoa.
Now sure what you would use Lemon Extract in? Well, there are so many ways to incorporate Lemon Extract into your ktichen!! These same polyphenols have been linked to greater cardiovascular health, lowered risk of stroke, diabetes, metabolic syndrome and gastrointestinal cancer.
Quinn Snacks created a radically transparent supply chain. The interactive map, complete with in-depth grower and supplier profiles, allows customers to learn more not only about the ingredients but also the growers. Quinn is the first and only snack company with this level of transparency.
May is Celiac Awareness Month and I like to use this time to introduce my readers to new gluten free products. Soufflés, muffins, veggie bites, bakes, and veggie sliders make up the line of Garden Lites.
Heat in the microwave to enjoy a chocolatey, decadent experience for only calories. Every bite is bursting with plump blueberries. Heat them in a microwave too to enjoy a delightful blueberry packed muffin with only calories.
What is a Pupusa? To plan your gluten-free Disney trip: Fill out Dietary Request sheet. Map out your days, and meals, in advance. Pack snacks in case your schedule changes, as it probably will. Please contact one of our representatives by email at SpecialDiets DisneyWorld. Know that your special dietary request will be noted by the Cast Member on your reservation. Write down the dining location phone number s that the Cast Member provides you, as well as your reservation number and the day and time of your reservation.
Please feel welcome to speak to the chef or manager on duty when you arrive at your dining location. We contacted Disney to get the latest gluten-free information for Walt Disney World.
This is super helpful in planning your trip. Information from Disney as of 9. Contact the Special Diets area for the latest list before you go, they are constantly being updated! Do you think grapeseed oil would work equally as well? Hi, I just reviewed this cake and frosting on my blog. My son just made cupcakes out of it for Mothers Day.
Thanks for an excellent recipe! It was a success. The texture was light and not gummy like a lot of gluten free recipes turn out , it was not too sweet and it was super easy to make.
I have to admit, I didn't use the prunes I didn't have any - I used unsweetened apple sauce and a little bit of yogurt combined to make the same quantity as the prunes. I kept everything else identical. Will definitely make again! I subbed the coconut oil for canola.
Arrowroot powder for tapioca starch. And beet juice for fresh strawberries. Everything else was the same, and it was amazing! I got an order for two gluten-free sugar-free cakes and tried out this recipe.
The cake turned out way gummy and rather bitter. I used all the ingredients listed, but it's just came out an unappetizing rubbery disc. Where might I have gone wrong? I only made the frosting from this recipe to use with some cupcakes, and it is fantastic!!!!!
I can't believe how much arrowroot tastes like confectioner's sugar. I mixed it by hand, and, even then, it was so fluffy and creamy and delicious. Thank you for a wonderful recipe! I'm looking forward to following your blog more consistently now. My cake is in the oven! I hope it turns out, the batter is delish! Anything for my grandma who's vegan and diabetic!
The only thing I was confused about was the water. In the instructions, it says, "Place the prunes and water into a blender and add the coconut oil, maple syrup, water, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla. I only added it the first time, the boiling water I'd used on the prunes. I hope this is right, but the batter was really thick, almost more like a dough than a batter.
Will let you know how it comes out in another 25 minutes! It's done, and only adding the water once was the right choice! The frosting is blow-your-mind amazing, very light and not overwhelmingly sweet. I can't wait to present this beautiful cake to my grandma tomorrow for her 79th! Thanks for the recipe! Is guar gum better or worse than xanthan gum?
I am new to GF baking and I saw both at the store. Guar gum is WAY cheaper but I'm wondering which is healthier and which works better. Hmm Bummer, I am cooking this right now but not the right way.
H I second guessed the accuracy of my understanding to the tweak the recipe in order to make it a layered cake. I didn't believe that one batch would do it for two 9 in pans. So I put it all in one. Verdict is that is that a knife comes out clean.
Now it sits and waits until someone can taste test it. Truthfully I am prepared to venture out in the wee hours of the morning to obtain a few more of the ingredients needed to make another. I have great faith this cake will taste excellent when done right. It is that easy that I'm not sweating making another early in the morning. I will post again to let you all know whether it was redeemable.
This looks absolutely delish! I can't wait to try it out! I can't believe there's no sugar!! I made this for Valentines day for my boyfriend's birthday cake. It turned out very well! However I added something I saw on the March Stewart site and baked the cake on a cookie sheet and after the cake cooled cut them into hearts with a cookie cutter!
This turned out wonderful with the pink beet frosting. I've been wondering how to make frosting without powdered sugar. Anyways, at that point you can stack the hearts in twos or to do a layer or just serve one.
But this receipe worked out extra good for the cookie cutters as the prunes make the cake hold up really well and not crumble. This cake looks perfect for my son's first birthday! I would like to leave out the cocoa, however. Do I need to adjust any amounts of liquids for this omission? Is it also possible to replace the guar gum with milled flax seed 1: Just ordered the cookbook Desiree - You would have to completely revise this recipe to make it without the cocoa powder and without any gums.
I suggest making the Carrot Raisin Buckwheat Muffins you could omit the carrots and add berries to it along with sprinkling the tops with coconut sugar I didn't bake anything when both of my girls turned one. Just served this cake today for my daughter's 6th birthday. I think the cake and frosting complement each other very well.
The cake is "cakey" a bit dry and the frosting is silky so they do well together. I have discovered though that this frosting is impossible to make if you do not have an electric mixer.
We used a stick blender on it regular blade too but mostly the whisk attachment and a manual two-blade mixer, trying each for over 10 minutes at a time. Did not come together. Finally got a neighbor's loaner of an electric mixer with only one blade and that worked, though it also took some time. I'm looking to make this recipe for my friends birthday tomorrow and was wondering if dates could be replaced for the prunes?
I forgot to gets some. I made this recipe and it tastes good but was flat. It didn't rise at all and I had to really spread it to make it cover a 9 x 13 pan. That's what happens when a 2 and 4 year old keep on needing ya! Is that why it didn't rise? It was thick too, not like a runny batter. No complaints here, just wondering how to make it more cake like and less brownie like.
We are gluten, egg, dairy and soy free over here. This cake turned out great! We cooked it for my dad's 80th birthday he's vegan and gluten free and all the guests enjoyed it. We made it a long single layer cake. Make sure you spread it out evenly because it does not rise our move a whole lot from its original position.
Hi Ali, I am gonna try this making this cake as cupcakes this weekend and had a couple of questions about the frosting: I am making it for people who are not very "dietary restrictive" ;. I was wondering, would this batter work well as a cupcake too? Wow, I can't believe a vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free cake recipe exists!
I'm looking forward to making this but would like to make a couple substitutions, just to avoid buying more ingredients. For the frosting, could I use coconut oil in place of the shortening? So do you think it would be an okay idea to try out flax seeds instead? I've never used either of these "gums" so I'm not totally sure how to replace them. Anyways, once I've done my experiment I'll post back to let you know whether I pulled it off or not.
Your cake looks delicious, but I notice that you call the cake and icing "sugar-free" when they contain prunes, agave, and maple syrup. Those things contain or are sugar. The standard definition of "sugar-free" is food containing less than. While what you have here looks amazing, it would be great to see language that more accurately represents your recipes, as this kind of wording may be confusing for people who aren't as informed and don't realize they are actually consuming a good amount of sugar when they eat this.
I made this for my daughters 3rd birthday! My birthday is coming up this week and I've just recently gone gluten, dairy and sugar free. The Whole Life Nutrition website is my new favorite site and I happened across your chocolate cake recipe that looks so delicious.
I'm curious if virgin coconut oil can be used instead of the organic palm shortening for your sugar-free vegan frosting? I can't keep my fingers out of it. I get to embark on the cake making tomorrow and then enjoy a huge piece of it for my birthday dessert.
Thank you for sharing this awesome recipe! I am so excited to find this recipe. I'm trying to keep meat and dairy out of his diet,and limit sugar to a very small amount. I am going to make your cake for his first Birthday! It's in one month. I've had my eye on this cake for a while and finally tried it today - it was wonderful!! By far the best gluten free, cane-sugar free baked good we've ever tried! It was a little fruity and not to sweet. I used the chia seeds and extra coconut oil, the texture was so lovely - almost chewy-brownie like!!
Thank you for the wonderful recipe!! That means just an eighth of the cake contains 60g of sugar. Please don't label this sugar free. Could I use dates instead of prunes?
Do you just fill the measuring cup with as many pieces of the whole fruit that fit? Cannot wait to try this recipe! Thanks everyone for the feedback on this recipe! I should of labeled this recipe "refined sugar-free" because, yes, of course it still does have sugar in it, just in a different form that is not destructive to the body like white sugar is. Awkward Mom - I have not tried this recipe using dates but you could try. It might be a bit sweeter using the dates.
And yes just pack them into the measuring cup. Please let me know how the cake turns out with dates. The sugar you recommend using in this recipe is every bit as destructive to the body as white sugar. The only improvement is the use of fruits as a source of sugar. At least with that there is some sort of nutrition involved I went ahead and made this with prunes to get an idea of what the original recipe would render.
I thought the cake tasted faintly like prunes and ACV. I thought maybe it was just me I have very discerning taste buds but my daughter didn't finish her cupcake because she thought it tasted funny. The texture was amazing though! I might try it again with dates and see if it comes out okay with half the amount of ACV. Really hoping it works the second time around because the texture was fantastic!
That's what I use because I think it has milder flavor and blends in better. Hi Ali, Do you have the nutritional info for this recipe? Love the look of this recipe and plan to try it for my daughter's upcoming 3rd bday she has multiple food sensitivities. I am wondering about substitutions to the coconut oil--she can't have coconut. Can I just use canola? Or maybe apple sauce? Thanks in advance, I can't wait to try this!
Will the Cake work out if dates were used in place of prunes? I'm gluten-free and sugar-free for the month but want to use dates as they're more readily available. Quick question, is there anything i can use in place of the almond oil? Made this the other day when my cravings for cake defeated my will power Didn't have prunes so I used half raisins and half medjool dates. Plus I added a little spice: I think letting people believe it is 'sugar-free' is a bit misleading, though I hope everyone does their own research when cooking!
I made it for my father-in-laws birthday and everyone raved over it. In fact, most everyone agreed they liked your frosting better than conventional butter cream varieties.
Thank you for this great recipe! Has anybody tried making it with an oil substitute? Can't wait to try the cake I'm going to make the cake for my mother-in-law's birthday.
The recipe isn't sugar free though - agave and maple syrup definitely raise blood sugars! Married to a type 1 diabetic for over 20yrs!
I have arthritis and I can tell you from personal experience that agave nectar and maple syrup are still as sugar as white sugar or even corn syrup itself. If I eat those I get horrendous flareups and my skin breaks out just as if I had eaten any of the others. Any suggestion for a substitute for the almond in the frosting? Or which turns out better?
Hi Ali Thanks so much for providing these recipes. My father is fighting stage 4 bladder cancer and one of his methods is a change in eating habits which, of course, is hard to do. I have been using your site a lot, and appreciate having such a good resource when we are basically starting from scratch. I plan on making this cake for Easter this weekend so my dad can actually partake in a dessert, and if it works I am a terrible cook then again for my son's first birthday in a few weeks.
The problem is that I cannot find tapioca flour? Is there a substitute for it I can use? Thanks again - my whole family appreciates your great work. I found tapioca flour at the bulk barn.
Made the cake Easter weekend. It is rich and moist and tastes like fudge cake. It turned out perfectly, everyone loved it, especially my father, which was the most important part!! I am very impressed, and plan on making it again for my little guy's first bday next week my f-i-l is also fighting cancer and will be happy to partake in the dessert for once!! I mixed it as best I could but the 'chunks' of cocoa and oil that were not completely combined ended up looking like choc chips or chunks of fudge.
This icing melts at room temp, so cake must stay in fridge. I even did some vanilla Coc oil, almond flavouring and tap flour and cut a hole in a small bag to squeeze little white flowers onto the cake. It was all amazing!