Happy Mardi Gras! King Cakes are made all over the world and this recipe is a New Orleans-style king cake. // @bobsredmill

Fat Tuesday King Cake

by Cassidy Stockton in Recipes

Wow! What a week! Not only did we just kick off the Chinese New Year, but it’s Fat Tuesday. Plus, Valentine’s Day and Bob’s birthday are right around the corner. Fat Tuesday, aka Shrove Tuesday, aka Mardi Gras is a day to indulge and enjoy all that life has to offer before the beginning of Lent, a season of fasting that lasts until Easter. Whether you celebrate or not, this King Cake is a pretty dessert that is fun to make.

Happy Mardi Gras! King Cakes are made all over the world and this recipe is a New Orleans-style king cake. // @bobsredmill

We used our sparkling sugar and bread flour to make this cake really shine. It’s really more like a sweet bread than a cake and the high protein content in our bread flour gives it a nice loft and chewy texture. Decorate your cake with whatever fun colors you want by following the instructions on our bag of sparkling sugar. Traditional colors are yellow, green and purple, but we say have fun with it!

King Cakes are made all over the world and this recipe is a New Orleans-style king cake (as opposed to this French galette des rois). It traditionally has a small plastic baby figurine or bean placed under a portion (after baking!!) to represent Epiphany.  Whomever finds the baby or bean is the winner and/or need to supply next year’s king cake. Epiphany happens in early January, but King Cakes are often used to celebrate Mardi Gras. Variations in other countries include fruit and nuts in place of the colored sprinkles. Throw a king cake in the oven, then break out your most colorful costume, add some colored beads and crank up your favorite brass band to enjoy a day of revelry in honor of Mardi Gras!

Happy Mardi Gras! King Cakes are made all over the world and this recipe is a New Orleans-style king cake. // @bobsredmill

King Cake

Servings: 16 – 20 servings

Prep Time: 30 minutes | Cook Time: 45 minutes | Passive Time: 60 – 90 minutes

By: Sarah House for Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods.

Ingredients

Bread Dough

  • 1/2 cup warm water (110°F)
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar
  • 2-1/4 tsp Active Dry Yeast (7g)
  • 3 cup Artisan Bread Flour
  • 1/2 tsp ground Nutmeg
  • 2 tsp grated Lemon Zest about 1/2 of fruit
  • 2  Eggs
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 tsp Salt

Filling

  • 1 lb Cream Cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 tsp grated Lemon Zest about 1/2 of fruit
  • 2 tsp ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped Pecans toasted and cooled

Glaze

  • 2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 – 4 Tbsp Water
  • 2 cups Colored Sparkling Sugar (yellow, green, purple)

Instructions

In a large mixing bowl, combine warm water and sugar. Add the yeast and let sit for 5 minutes while the yeast dissolves.

Meanwhile, combine the bread flour, nutmeg, and lemon zest and set aside.

Add the eggs, vanilla extract, and melted butter to the yeast mixture and mix briefly. Add the dry ingredients and mix until a rough dough ball forms, about 2 minutes.

Add the salt and continue to mix until smooth and uniform, 7 – 10 minutes. Transfer the dough to a lightly-oiled bowl, cover, and let rise in a warm location until doubled in size, 30 – 45 minutes.

While the dough rises, prepare the filling: mix together the cream cheese, brown sugar, lemon zest, cinnamon, and salt until smooth and creamy, then fold in the toasted pecans. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Roll the risen dough on a lightly floured surface into a rectangle about 18×30-inches. Spread the filling evenly over the dough, leaving a 1- to 2-inch border around the edges.

Working from the long end, tightly roll the dough into a long tube. Place the dough onto the prepared baking sheet, seam side down and shape into a large ring. Cover and place in a warm location to rise until doubled in size, another 30 – 45 minutes. Meanwhile preheat oven to 350°F.

Bake the ring in a preheated 350°F until puffed and golden and an internal temperature of 190°F is reached, about 45 minutes. Let cool completely.

When king cake has cooled completely, prepare the glaze by whisking the powdered sugar with enough water to make a thick yet pourable consistency. Pour the glaze over the king cake, letting the excess glaze dribble down the sides. Decorate with traditional strips of green, yellow, and purple colored sugar.

If desired, place a small plastic baby figurine or a bean under a portion of the cake before serving. Whoever finds the bean is the winner! Or has to supply next year’s king cake.

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Yellow Cake with Raspberry and Chocolate Frosting- perfect for Valentine's Day // gluten free // @bobsredmill

Yellow Cake with Raspberry and Chocolate Frosting

by Cassidy Stockton in Gluten Free, Recipes

Hello February! I think it’s safe to say we can start dreaming of dessert again and this gorgeous cake made using our Gluten Free Muffin Mix is just the dessert to kick start our dreams! First off, you read that right, this cake is made with our new(ish) gluten free muffin mix. I find that challenging, mainly because the first thing I want to do with a muffin mix is make muffins! Which means I have to somehow resist making muffins so I can make a cake instead. These are tough times in which we live, people, tough times.Yellow Cake with Raspberry and Chocolate Frosting- perfect for Valentine's Day // gluten free // @bobsredmill

This cake is absolutely gorgeous and I’m positive that mine will never be *as* pretty, but I think I’ll whip this one up for Valentine’s Day for my little Valentine at home. Sprinkled with a bit of edible glitter or decorated with some conversation hearts (check to be sure they’re gluten free), this cake is a festive and delicious way to share your love. If yellow cake is not up your alley, our test kitchen has a suggestion for turning this into a chocolate cake, as well.

Yellow Cake with Raspberry and Chocolate Frosting- perfect for Valentine's Day // gluten free // @bobsredmill

Yellow Cake with Raspberry and Chocolate Frosting

Recipe: Sarah House for Bob’s Red Mill 

Servings: 12

Prep Time: 30 minutes | Cook Time: 25 – 30 minutes | Passive Time: 60 minutes

Ingredients

Yellow Cake*

Raspberry Frosting

  • 4-1/2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups Butter soft
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 – 3 Tbsp Milk if needed
  • 1 cup Raspberries

Chocolate Ganache

  • 5 oz Dark Chocolate chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Instructions

Cake

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8-inch round cake pan and line the bottom with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, combine sugar, milk, eggs, oil and vanilla extract and mix to combine. Add Gluten Free Muffin Mix and mix until thoroughly combined.

Pour batter into prepared cake pan and bake until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean, about 25 – 30 minutes. Remove parchment paper and let cool completely before frosting.

Raspberry Frosting

Combine powdered sugar and soft butter and mix on low speed for 1 minute to combine with an electric mixer.

Increase speed to medium and mix until light and fluffy, 3 – 5 minutes.

Add vanilla extract, raspberries, and milk if needed to adjust consistency, and mix until raspberries have tinted the frosting pink but have not completely blended into the frosting, about 1 minute.

Slice cooled cake in half through the center, creating two equal layers. Spread an even layer of raspberry frosting on top of one layer. Place the second cake layer on top of the frosted layer and then frost the entire cake. Transfer to the refrigerator to set for 15 minutes before applying ganache.

Chocolate Ganache

Place chopped chocolate in a medium sized bowl and set aside.

Heat cream in a small saucepan to just simmering but NOT boiling. Pour hot cream over chocolate and whisk to melt chocolate and create a thick and smooth ganache.

Without letting the ganache cool, remove cake from the refrigerator and pour the very warm ganache over the top of the cake, allowing some ganache to drip down the sides of the cake. Let set for about 15 minutes then serve.

Recipe Notes

*For a chocolate cake, add 2 Tbsp cocoa powder to the Gluten Free Muffin Mix before combining with wet ingredients.

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Light and fluffy whole grain Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting perfect for Thanksgiving! // Bob's Red Mill

Bake Your Love + Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

by Cassidy Stockton in Contests, Recipes

At Bob’s Red Mill, baking is near and dear to our hearts. In fact, you could say baking with love is how we got into this crazy whole grain business in the first place. After all, Bob’s Red Mill was born out of our founder Charlee’s passion for baking with whole grains for her family. Nothing says “I love you” quite like a plate of perfect chocolate chip cookies or a freshly baked loaf of gluten free bread. When you bake for someone you care about, love is infused in the process.

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To celebrate love and baking, we’re having a contest! Show us how you bake with love on Instagram and you could win a Kitchenaid® Artisan 5-Quart Stand Mixer (cherry red, of course) + $500 cash! Tag up to FIVE Instagram photos with #BRMBakeYourLove and confirm your entry here: http://bit.ly/bakeyourlove. Contest ends 12/12/15. For full rules, prizes and and entry requirements, please visit this site: http://bit.ly/bakeyourlove

Speaking of love, we LOVE these pumpkin bars! They’re like pumpkin cake with a cream cheese frosting, so light and fluffy and easy to make. Enjoy! 

Light and fluffy whole grain Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting perfect for Thanksgiving! // Bob's Red Mill

Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients        

Pumpkin Bars

  • 2-1/4 cups Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground Ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp ground Clove
  • 1/4 tsp ground Nutmeg
  • 1 cup Butter soft
  • 1/2 cup Cane Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2  Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 cup Cream Cheese soft
  • 1/2 cup Butter soft
  • 2 cup Powdered Sugar

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Oil a 9×13-inch pan and line the bottom with parchment paper; set aside. In a medium bowl, mix together whole wheat pastry flour, baking powder, salt, and spices; set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and scrape down the bowl as needed. Add pumpkin puree and sour cream and mix well. Blend in dry ingredients until just incorporated.

Pour batter into prepared pan and spread evenly. Tap the pan lightly to work out any air bubbles. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 30 – 35 minutes. Let cool completely before frosting.

In a large bowl, mix softened cream cheese and butter until well combined. Add powdered sugar and mix until light and fluffy, about 3 – 5 minutes.

Remove bars from pan and remove parchment paper. Frost with cream cheese frosting then cut into 2×3-inch bars or into the desired size and shape.

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5 Thanksgiving Desserts That are NOT Pumpkin Pie

by Cassidy Stockton in Gluten Free, Recipes

Before you throw me out of your kitchen, hear me out. Everyone seems to be sharing recipes for pumpkin pies, pecan pies, apple pies and cheesecakes (pick a flavor, any flavor) right now to celebrate Thanksgiving. We love it! We adore those desserts, they’re fabulous. Here’s the thing, though, if you’re going to a gathering and you’re not sure what to bring, a dessert that breaks out of the box can be a good choice. Let’s face it, it’s not very fun to show up to a food celebration with just another variation on the classic dessert. “Here’s my pumpkin pie to go next to that store-bought pumpkin pie and the other pumpkin pie someone else brought.” This post is for those folks who don’t like the classics or just want to bring something new to the party. Don’t worry, we’ll be sharing pumpkin pie recipes next week.

Today is for being different! It *is* Friday the 13th, after all. Here are five of our favorite desserts that are not pumpkin pie.

1: Pear Ginger Crumble Pie from Flavor the Moments: Apples aren’t the only fruit in season during fall. Celebrate a different bounty this year with this combination of pears and ginger!

This pie is just what you need for the holidays. It’s part pie, part crumble, with warm spices, juicy pears, and pop of ginger to help you celebrate fall the way it was intended. This Pear Ginger Crumble Pie would be a welcome addition to your Thanksgiving meal! // Flavor the Moments

2: Gingerbread Caramel Cookie Cups from Tried and Tasty: Forget pie altogether with these gorgeous cookie cups. By Thanksgiving, folks are ready to embrace gingerbread and this sweet treat is a great choice if you have gluten free guests.

These adorable little festive treats are wonderfully guilty free! Made without any refined sugar, they're the perfect healthy gingerbread cookie for the holiday season. Filled with a creamy 'caramel' cream cheese and drizzled for the extra special touch! // Tried and Tasty

3: Maple Nut Cinnamon Twistsfrom Tastes of Lizzy T’s: These would be great for breakfast, but we think they’d make a lovely (and different) addition to a Thanksgiving spread. Just think how great they’d be with a cup of coffee!

Impress your friends with these Maple Nut Cinnamon Twists. Sweet dough is filled with a brown sugar, cinnamon-nut spread and drizzled with maple glaze. // Tastes of Lizzy T's

4: Cranberry Lemon Bars from Wonky Wonderful: Cut these flavorful bars into small bite-size squares and watch them disappear. The bright flavors of lemon and cranberry celebrate the season and make a nice contrast to the usual fare.

Cranberry Lemon Bars are an easy holiday dessert recipe. These bars have the consistency of brownies with a sweet-tart flavor. Perfect for a Thanksgiving treat! // Wonky Wonderful

5: Gingerbread Loaf with Apple Cider Glaze from I Heart Eating: This one just dives right into the Christmas flavors of gingerbread, but look at how beautiful (AND EASY) it is! This is a great choice for a make-ahead dessert that will definitely stand out on that dessert table.

Gingerbread Loaf with Apple Cider Glaze. The gingerbread is a great make-ahead option for the busy holiday season. The flavors meld, and it may taste even better the next day. // I Heart Eating

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Easy, gluten free and dairy free Marbled Pound Cake. Perfect for holiday gift giving or hostess gifts!

Marbled Pound Cakes (Gluten Free + Dairy Free)

by Sarena Shasteen in Gluten Free, Recipes

It’s that time of year again. The time of giving and celebrating with those we love. I have always been the kind of person that gives gifts from my kitchen for the holidays. I will typically find pans or some piece of kitchenware to give a baked good in. It’s a two for one, if you will. My go to recipe of gluten free cinnamon bread is taking a hiatus this year on the gift giving list. This holiday season, I’m giving our new favorite gluten free marble pound cake as gifts. Shhhh, don’t tell.

Marble pound cake holds a special place in our hearts here. It brings back so many memories of my oldest when he was a little guy. Marble pound cake was his treat of choice when his dad and I would go to the coffee shop. I still remember those tiny fingers grabbing those little pieces of cake. Oh the memories….

Easy, gluten free and dairy free Marbled Pound Cake. Perfect for holiday gift giving or hostess gifts!

Well, we were at the coffee shop a few months ago and my oldest mentioned that he would really like it if I could try to make some gluten free for him. It has been a long time since he’s last had it and I’m guessing the memories are still very vivid for him too. I decided to give my tried and true gluten free lemon pound cake recipe a little make over to see if I could make a comparable gluten free version of my son’s favorite cake.

Easy, gluten free and dairy free Marbled Pound Cake. Perfect for holiday gift giving or hostess gifts!

I am happy to say that not only did it work, but it was also easier to make using Bob’s Red Mill’s Gluten Free 1 to 1 Flour! It was a little too easy because the request for me to make more has been coming up more often. My version of this cake has all the signature flavors of the marbled pound cake from our favorite coffee shop minus the gluten or the dairy. This dense rich cake covered in a hearty crust marbled with dark chocolate and vanilla is the perfect gift to share with my friends and family.

Easy, gluten free and dairy free Marbled Pound Cake. Perfect for holiday gift giving or hostess gifts!

Gluten Free Marble Pound Cakes

makes 3 mini loaves

Preheat the oven to 350°F degrees. Spray oil into loaf pans.

Pour the vinegar into one cup of cashew milk, set aside.

In a mixing bowl, blend the sugar, stevia and butter until mixed well and fluffy. Combine the flour through salt together in a bowl. Add the eggs to the butter mixture and mix well.

Next add the flour mixture in two batches, alternating with the milk; beginning and ending with the flour. Set aside 1/3 of the vanilla batter in a small bowl. Add the cocoa powder and 1/4 cup of milk to the small bowl of batter. Stir until well combined.

Spoon the batters into the pans evenly alternating between the chocolate and vanilla batters. Using a knife, cut a swirl pattern into the batters. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool 10 minutes in the pan, cut around the cake and remove from pan to cool complete. 

Sarena Shasteen: The Non Dairy QueenSarena Shasteen has been an avid health food and fitness enthusiast from an early age. She holds a degree in Culinary Arts from The Art Institute of Atlanta, a certification in Fitness Nutrition and is a certified Fitness Trainer from International Sport Science Association (ISSA). Becoming a Personal Trainer and Specialist in Fitness Nutrition has been a lifelong goal of hers. Sarena enjoys helping others reach their health goals by teaching them that health and fitness are not only achieved in the gym, but also through fun everyday activities. Now a food writer, recipe developer, personal chef,  Personal Trainer and Specialist in Fitness Nutrition, she enjoys sharing with others that healthy living can be fun and delicious. Keep up with her at The Non Dairy Queen and on Facebook and Twitter.

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Pumpkin Ginger Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Icing // Bob's Red Mill, gluten free

Pumpkin Ginger Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Icing

by Cassidy Stockton in Gluten Free, Recipes

This time of year, you’re either celebrating all the pumpkin madness or you’re cringing and shaking your head at the next new pumpkin flavored fill-in-the-blank. We love the warm flavors of pumpkin mixed with cinnamon and nutmeg. Just because the world has gone crazy with pumpkin spice, doesn’t keep us from enjoying a legit pumpkin cupcake. In our opinion, pumpkin spice baked goods should always contain some pumpkin and you won’t be able to miss the pumpkin in these pumpkin ginger cupcakes.

These cupcakes use our vanilla cake mix as a base to make this one of the easiest recipes ever. The maple cream cheese icing is divine and pairs perfectly with crystallized ginger. If you’re sick of pumpkin, hold on tight, cause you have at least another six weeks of pumpkin insanity. If not, make a batch of these, pour a hot cup of coffee and watch the trees put on one last show before closing up shop for the winter.

Pumpkin Ginger Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Icing // Bob's Red Mill, gluten free

Pumpkin Ginger Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Icing

Pumpkin Ginger Cupcakes

  • 3 Eggs
  • 15 oz Pumpkin Puree canned
  • 3 Tbsp Coconut Oil melted
  • 3 cups Gluten Free Vanilla Cake Mix
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup Crystallized Ginger minced

Maple Cream Cheese Icing

  • 8 oz Cream Cheese softened
  • 3 Tbsp Maple Syrup

Instructions

Preheat oven to 325°F. Line muffin tins with paper liners and spray lightly with cooking spray. Beat eggs on medium-low for 30 seconds. In a separate bowl, combine pumpkin puree and melted coconut oil. Add pumpkin-coconut oil mixture to eggs and continue to mix until just combined. Add cake mix and spices to egg mixture and mix until combined. Fold in candied ginger. Fill prepared muffin tins 3/4 full. Bake until tops spring back when touched, about 25 minutes. Let cool before icing.

Maple Cream Cheese Icing
Beat cream cheese and maple syrup until smooth. Ice cupcakes as desired.

Makes 15 cupcakes.

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Perfectly balanced, yet wonderfully decadent gluten free Chiffon Cake using our Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour | Bob's Red Mill

Chiffon Cake (Gluten Free)

by Cassidy Stockton in Gluten Free, Recipes

At first glance, a chiffon cake looks an awful lot like an angel food cake. The two are quite similar- both lean heavily on egg whites for their structure. Where angel food cake relies purely on whites, a chiffon cake uses whole eggs to impart a richness not found in an angel food cake. Additionally, chiffon cake uses oil where an angel food cake does not. As a result, a chiffon cake is much more similar to a pound cake with a rich, dense crumb than it is to an angel food cake.

Perfectly balanced, yet wonderfully decadent gluten free Chiffon Cake using our Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour | Bob's Red Mill

For this heavenly (but not angelic) cake, we took our Gluten Free 1-to-1 Flour and put it to the test. We love our new flour blend so much, we cannot help but test it in all sorts of recipes. As suspected, it performed beautifully in this simple cake.

Chiffon cake is perfect served with fresh whipped cream and fruit, but can also be drizzled with chocolate or a sugary glaze for a stunning dessert.

Perfectly balanced gluten free Chiffon Cake using our Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour | Bob's Red Mill

Chiffon Cake

Prep time: 30 minutes | Cook time: 60 minutes | Passive Time: 30 minutes

Serves 16-18

Ingredients

  • 7  Eggs separated
  • 1-1/2 cups Sugar divided
  • 1/2 tsp Cream of Tartar
  • 2 cups Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 3/4 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Oil
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F and set aside a 10-inch tube or angel food pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whip the egg whites with 1/2 cup sugar and cream of tartar until stiff and glossy. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, combine Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour, baking powder, salt, and remaining 1 cup sugar and set aside.
  4. In a clean large bowl, beat yolks, milk, oil, and vanilla extract until thoroughly combined. Add the flour mixture and beat until well blended, about 2 minutes with an electric mixer.
  5. Add a large scoop of the whipped egg whites to the cake batter and mix gently but thoroughly. Add the remaining egg whites and gently fold into the cake batter using a large wire whisk, making sure to scrape down the bottom of the bowl frequently.
  6. Transfer the batter into the tube or angel food pan and bake at 325°F for 50 minutes without opening the oven door during this time. Increase heat to 350°F and bake an additional 10 minutes. The cake is done when the surface springs back immediately after pressing on it with a finger.
  7. Cool the cake upside down for 30 minutes, resting the pan over a bottle-necked jar or on 2 – 4 thick wooden spoon handles, before unmolding. Serve with glaze, powdered sugar, airy frosting, or whipped cream and fruit.
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Buttermilk Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream | Bob's Red Mill  gluten free, vegan adaptable

Buttermilk Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream (GF)

by Cassidy Stockton in Gluten Free, Recipes

Yes, you can have your gluten free cake and eat it, too. These rich chocolate cupcakes are topped with sugary vanilla buttercream for a decadent treat perfect for any celebration. These disappeared quickly at the office on testing day and no one even knew they were gluten free. Next time, we’ll make a bigger batch. If vanilla buttercream doesn’t sound rich enough for you, try this peanut butter version. Pair these with a glass of milk or a chocolate stout and enjoy!

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Buttermilk Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream

Prep Time:  40 minutes | Inactive Time:  30 minutes | Cook Time:  17 – 20 minutes

Yield:  12 standard cupcakes

Cupcakes

  • 3/4 cup Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour
  • 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 6 Tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 3 Tbsp Hot Water
  • 3 Tbsp Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 6 Tbsp Buttermilk
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Egg White

Buttercream

  • 1-1/2 cups Butter, soft
  • 4-1/2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 tsp Almond Extract
  • 2-4 Tbsp Milk or Cream

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F.  Line cupcake tins with paper liners.

Step 2

In a large bowl, combine Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.

Step 3

Combine cocoa powder and hot water in the bowl of a mixer and whisk until a thick paste forms.  Add egg and egg white and mix to combine, then add melted butter and buttermilk and whisk until smooth.  Add flour mixture and mix to combine.

Step 4

Portion batter into prepared muffin tin.  Bake until the tops spring back when lightly touched and a tester inserted into the center comes out clean, 17 – 20 minutes.  Let cool completely (about 30 minutes) before frosting.

Step 5

To prepare frosting, cream butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.  Add extracts and mix to combine then adjust consistency with milk or cream to make a smooth, creamy and fluffy frosting.

Step 6

When cupcakes have cooled completely, generously frost each cupcake.

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GF Confetti Cake | Bob's Red Mill || gluten free

Confetti Cake (Gluten Free)

by Cassidy Stockton in Gluten Free, Recipes

I learned the other day that some people are not familiar with confetti cake. Yes, there are people for whom confetti cake was not the go-to childhood cake. Kidding aside, confetti cake brings back fond memories for me as a kid. I don’t remember having it often for my birthday, but I remember being very excited when it appeared at my friends’ birthdays. I loved the colorful bits in the cake, but I never really liked the Funfetti frosting. It took me years before I realized that you could have one without the other. You can have confetti cake without the crazy frosting.

GF Confetti Cake | Bob's Red Mill || gluten free

You know what else? You can have confetti cake on a gluten free diet. Sarah House, our resident pastry chef, took our gluten free vanilla cake mix and turned it into a beautiful confetti cake. If the use of sprinkles is unappealing, we make some recommendations for naturally colored sprinkles below. You can leave them out, as well, but then it’s not really a confetti cake, is it?

GF Confetti Cake | Bob's Red Mill || gluten free

Confetti Cake (Gluten Free)

Servings: 16

Prep Time: 30 minutes | Cook Time: 30 – 40 minutes | Passive Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

Confetti Cake

  • 19 oz package Gluten Free Vanilla Cake Mix
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Oil
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 tsp Almond Extract (optional)
  • 1/2 cup Sprinkles or Jimmies (single or assorted colors)*

Frosting

  • 6-3/4 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2-1/4 cups Butter soft
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 tsp Almond Extract
  • 4 – 6 Tbsp Milk or Cream, if needed
  • Sprinkles or Jimmies for decorating*

Instructions

Confetti Cake

Preheat oven to 325°F. Spray two 9-inch round cake pans and line bottoms with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, beat eggs for 30 seconds on medium-low speed. Add mix, oil, water, and extracts and beat for 1 minute on medium-low speed, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.

Add sprinkles and mix until incorporated, about 30 seconds.

Divide batter evenly between prepared pans and smooth tops with a spatula. Bake until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean, about 30 – 40 minutes.

Let cool in pans for 15 minutes then unmold onto separate plates or cake rounds to cool completely before frosting.

Frosting

Combine powdered sugar and soft butter and mix on low for 1 minute to combine.

Increase speed to medium and mix until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.

Add extracts and milk or cream (if needed to adjust consistency) and mix until combined, about 1 minute more.

Remove parchment paper from cakes and, if desired, divide each cake into two layers to assemble a four layer cake.

Place one layer on a cake turntable or serving platter and add an even layer of frosting. Continue until all layers have been added, then frost exterior and decorate cake as desired.

*For sprinkles that do not use artificial dyes, we recommend these or these.

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Pineapple Upside Down Cake

by Cassidy Stockton in Recipes

If ever a cake was to be called moist, it would be Pineapple Upside Down Cake. Baked upside down, then inverted, this cake is far easier than it looks. Just look at that picture, all that gooey goodness around the edges? That’s the gold right there. It’s kind of a mix between sweet, crunchy, and sticky—just pure sugary nirvana!

According to KitchenProject.com, upside down cakes were born out of a desire for a cake that did not require an oven. Fruit and sugar were placed in the bottom of a cast iron pan, covered with a simple cake batter and cooked over a fire. Inverting the cake was the natural conclusion to serving it. Pineapple became a traditional version in the early 1900’s when canned pineapple rings became a common place ingredient and maraschino cherries were added to bring pop and color to the cake. You can add cherries to this version, if you like, but we highly recommend using maraschino cherries that are on the natural end of the spectrum.

Make this gluten free with our Gluten Free 1-to-1 Flour or bump up the whole grains with our Whole Wheat Pastry Flour.  We love this decadent Pineapple Upsidedown Cake!

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Contributed by:  Sarah House for Bob’s Red Mill Test Kitchen

Prep Time:  20 minutes | Cook Time:  45 minutes | Yield: 12 – 16 servings

Topping

Cake

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F.  Lightly spray a 9- to 10-inch round springform cake pan.

Step 2

In a small saucepan, heat ¼ cup butter and ¾ cup Bob’s Red Mill Cane Sugar until melted and deeply golden, stirring often, about 5 – 7 minutes.  Immediately remove from heat and pour into the bottom of the prepared cake pan.  Arrange the pineapple over the sugar layer in a decorative pattern.  Set aside while the cake batter is prepared.

Step 3

In a small bowl, sift together Bob’s Red Mill Pastry Flour, baking powder, and salt.  Set aside.

Step 4

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or by hand with a spoon, cream 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Cane Sugar and ½ cup butter until light and fluffy, about 10 minutes.

Step 5

Add the vanilla extract and eggs, one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl between each addition.

Step 6

Add the dry ingredients, alternating with the reserved pineapple juice, until smooth.  Pour the batter over the sugar and pineapple layer in the prepared cake pan.

Step 7

Bake until set and golden, about 45 minutes.  Let cool 5 – 10 minutes then unmold onto a serving platter.

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