Monday, September 18, 2017

Gluten Free/Vegan Chocolate Crazy Cake

This gluten free chocolate cake is made without eggs or dairy, and it is mixed up right in the pan!

I remember making crazy cake occasionally when I was growing up. My brothers thought it was weird because it has vinegar in it. But you really can't taste it. I didn't fully appreciate the fact that it was egg free then, but now I do. It's such a simple cake.

All of the dry ingredients go into the pan, are whisked, and then the wet ingredients are stirred in. No extra dishes are made. It's baked, and it tastes just as good as any chocolate cake!






Gluten Free/Vegan Chocolate Crazy Cake
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup White Rice Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Cornstarch
  • 1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 6 Tablespoons Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 Cup Water
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a 8x8 glass baking dish, combine sugar, rice flour, cornstarch, cocoa powder, xanthan gum, baking soda, and salt. Whisk together.
  3. Make three wells in the dry ingredients and add the oil, vinegar and vanilla. Pour the water over the top.
  4. Stir gently just until combined.
  5. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes.
Adapted from this recipe.

Enjoy!
-Bethany

Thursday, September 7, 2017

7 Gluten Free Desserts For Football Season

Football season calls for tasty snacks! Whether you are a chocolate lover or you prefer vanilla, peanut butter, or butterscotch, you will find something to love in these seven delicious gluten free dessert recipes!


 Football season is such a fun time of year! And you don't have to miss out just because you eat on the gluten free diet. Look at the seven desserts below and you will find some inspiration for your football parties!


1. Triple Chocolate Shortbread Bars - triple the chocolate is always a good thing! These bars are easy to put together, take no eggs or gluten, and can be topped with M&Ms of your team's colors (green and gold for me!)


2. Peanut Butter Pretzel Puppy Chow - puppy chow is the perfect game day snack, as it is an easy finger food. And this is a fun and delicious take on the original!


3. Funfetti Cupcakes - add sprinkles of your team's colors and they are perfect for game day!


4. Chocolate Cake Cups - they are fun and bite size and so tasty that all of your guests will love them!


5. Double Chocolate Marshmallow Brownies - They are easy to make with a boxed mix and just a few toppings, and they are delicious!


6. Pumpkin Butterscotch Chip Cookies - these cookies are perfect for fall and are a delicious treat for the game.


7. Four Ingredient Mint Chocolate Fudge - this fudge couldn't be any easier, and you will love what it adds to game day.

Hope you all have a delicious game day this weekend! Who are you cheering for?
-Bethany



Monday, September 4, 2017

Triple Chocolate Shortbread Bars

These triple chocolate shortbread bars are gluten free, easy to throw together, and perfect for any holiday or party!

The M&Ms can be switched out for any holiday or season, or even for your favorite sports team. Red and green for Christmas, red and blue for patriotic holidays, etc. I did the bars red white and blue for this past fourth of July. And these are great for autumn.

These bars are soft when fresh, and full of chocolate! Perfect for any chocolate lover!





Triple Chocolate Shortbread Bars
  • 6 Tablespoons Butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Cup White Rice Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Cornstarch 
  • 1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • 1/4 Cup White Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4 Cup Mini (or regular) M&Ms
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the rice flour, cornstarch, cocoa powder and xanthan gum. 
  3. Put the butter and sugar into the bowl of your mixer and beat until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the vanilla and salt to the butter mixture and beat again.
  5. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat until combined.
  6. Line a 8x8 pan with parchment paper and pat the dough into it.
  7. Spread chocolate chips and M&Ms over top and pat into it.
  8. Bake for about 15 minutes.
  9. Cool slightly before cutting.
Enjoy!
-Bethany