Easy No Bake Cheesecake with Gelatin

This creamy, fluffy no bake cheesecake with gelatin sets up quickly, and has the flavor balance of cream cheese and sour cream. Always smooth as silk.

How to set a no bake cheesecake with gelatin

The only essential ingredients in a classic, baked cheesecake are cream cheese, sugar, and eggs. You make it a gluten free cheesecake by baking it in a gluten free graham cracker crust, and making sure any starches you add are gluten free.

The eggs in a classic cheesecake provide structure to the cheesecake when they’re baked. They’re what make it into a cake that you can slice.

So how do you set a cheesecake without eggs? Here, we use some powdered gelatin to make a no bake cheesecake that sets even more cleanly than a traditional, baked cheesecake.

All you do is “bloom” the gelatin in some lukewarm water by mixing them together and waiting … Read more

Gluten Free Zucchini Cake

The best part about this gluten free zucchini cake is the tenderness of its crumb, because of all that shredded zucchini. You can’t taste the vegetable, but you’ll know it’s there in every bite.

What makes this gluten free zucchini cake special?

Shredded zucchini adds a particular type of moisture to baked goods that is much more of a blank canvas than, say, mashed banana. I think of zucchini like the tofu of the fruit and vegetable world: it adopts whatever flavor profile you choose.

Often, I add chocolate to zucchini baking recipes. In fact, I have a recipe for gluten free chocolate zucchini cake that is dense, rich, and fudgy. In our gluten free zucchini bread, chocolate chips add texture and flavor.

This recipe is sweet, but not overwhelmingly so. And the mixture of brown sugar and granulated sugar adds some depth of flavor.

Rather than adding chocolate … Read more

Gluten Free Angel Food Cake

Gluten free angel food cake is made with nothing more than egg whites, gf flour, confectioners’ sugar and salt, in just the right combination. What could be simpler or more perfect for any celebration!

What makes this gluten free angel food cake special?

Impossibly light but never dry, angel food cake is made for warm weather weekends. Slice it thick, and serve it with seasonal berries and cream.

Cube it, and serve it as a parfait. And if you ask my kids, serve it for breakfast: it’s practically health food since it’s made almost entirely of miles of whipped egg whites.

A good angel food cake is light as air, and will never, ever leave you feeling heavy and regretful on a hot day—or any day.

Overhead image of 7 slices of angel food cake with berries and whipped cream on a cake plate

How to make angel food cake

There’s a particular rhythm to making angel food cake. You can of course read through the recipe instructions or … Read more

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Muffins

These gluten free chocolate chip muffins have that moist and tender cake-like crumb everyone loves, and just enough chips to tempt your pickiest eater. They’re just right for breakfast, or an afternoon snack.

What makes this recipe special

These gluten free chocolate chip muffins, like all muffins, have a slightly denser texture than cake. But the crumb is so tender and moist, it leans a bit closer to cake-like than is traditional.

I do have a very adaptable recipe for gluten free muffins, and it’s a great recipe. But like an all purpose gluten free flour is good for all purposes, but not ideal for certain more nuanced applications, this muffin recipe is what my dream of a chocolate chip muffin looks like.

To me, a really special chocolate chip muffin has a slightly more tender crumb. So it starts with a slightly softer batter. Here, the flour blend … Read more

Gluten Free Irish Soda Bread

This gluten free Irish soda bread is a lightly sweet quick bread that tastes best slathered with some extra Irish butter. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, or any day, the way you remember.

What makes this Irish soda bread special?

I first developed this recipe many years ago when my gluten free son, who is now considerably taller than I am (and I’m not short) was in the early years of grammar school. They were “celebrating” St. Patrick’s Day by sharing Irish soda bread.

Since he was already gluten free, and necessity is the mother of invention, I developed this recipe. I’ve been making it ever since—and when my son is feeling generous, he will remember the grammar school times to me.

Irish Soda Bread is a quick bread, not a yeast bread (although frankly I think it would make a fabulous yeast bread). And it’s not your typical quick bread. … Read more