Magic Gluten Free Custard Cake Recipe | Vanilla Sponge with Creamy Custard

This magic gluten free custard cake creates 3 layers all by itself. The simplest ingredients make the most amazing, light and fluffy cake with a magical custard base!

What is a gluten free magic custard cake anyway?

When I first saw this spongelike custard cake, I figured it was some kind of fancy pants cake that had 3 distinct layers, each baked separately and then assembled or something. (It’s not like I’m one to shy away from some fancy pants recipes, like classic yeasted gluten free croissants.)

Imagine my relief (and now I hope yours!) to see that it has the simplest, most basic ingredient list ever (butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla, flour, salt). Don’t you love it when that happens?

By the way, if it looks like the most tender and moist vanilla cake you’ve ever tasted, buckle up. That’s exactly what this magic tastes-like-custard-cake is: like our gf sponge cake, … Read more

Gluten Free Coffee Cake Muffins Recipe | with a Streusel Topping

These gluten free coffee cake muffins with everyone’s favorite crumble mixed into the batter and baked on top make any breakfast special. You can’t beat that tender crumb and nubby topping!

A muffin is not a quick bread loaf

When I share a recipe for a quick bread loaf or cake, I’m often asked if the recipe can be made as muffins or cupcakes. When I post a recipe for muffins or cupcakes, well, you get the idea.

But a muffin is not a quick bread loaf and a cake is not a cupcake—and I promise I’m not trying to be difficult! This is also not something that’s unique to gluten free baking at all. The same holds true for conventional baking.

Just so we’re all on the same page, the term “quick bread” refers to baked goods that are made with chemical leaveners such as baking powder and baking … Read more

Gluten Free Pumpkin Dump Cake | Cakey, Custardy, and Crunchy

Made with a homemade or store bought gluten free vanilla cake mix, this gluten free pumpkin dump cake is always the first dessert to go at a fall party. You won’t believe just how easy it is.

Why this is the best gluten free dump cake for fall

I’ll start off by saying that this super simple pumpkin pie dump cake tastes so good. It’s so addicting, it previously had a wildly inappropriate name playing on the fact that it’s good, you wouldn’t be able to control yourself around it. (And for the record: I didn’t invent the name; it’s one that’s commonly given to treats that are too tasty to turn down.)

Today, it has a name that’s a bit more descriptive of its preparation process — it’s a dump cake, because you dump everything together! It’s also known as a gluten free pumpkin crunch cake, because it … Read more

Gluten Free Cake Pops | Easy Chocolate or Vanilla Cake Bites

Rich, satisfying, and so much fun, these gluten free cake pops are made of from a simple combination of crumbled gluten free cake mixed with just the right amount of frosting, put on a stick and covered in rich chocolate.

Way back in 2008, Bakerella created both the cake-ball-on-a-stick dessert and the “cake pops” name. She described how she made them so simply (make a cake ball with cake and frosting, insert a lollipop stick, chill the balls, and then dip them in coating), and a star was born.

In 2011, I first shared my version of gluten free cake pops, and I remember thinking that it was kind of a big deal. It seemed important to show that we could do what they could do. I haven’t changed my mind, in all these years. I’d like to show you how I make gf cake pops, with all the from-scratch … Read more

Gluten Free Cranberry Cornbread

This tart and sweet gluten free cranberry cornbread, made with our Jiffy-style mix as a base, is sure to become a new holiday favorite. 

About my yummy cranberry cornbread recipe

This isn’t a one-bowl recipe, but it’s close. It’s a two-bowl recipe. It’s worth that extra bowl, though. 

Since cornbread is meant to be a bit denser than a classic quick bread, we don’t go through the whole process of beating the butter, sugar, and eggs until light and fluffy first. All purpose flour doesn’t (and shouldn’t) add any flavor to baked goods, but cornmeal adds texture and flavor.

The tart and sweet cranberries make the bread beautiful and flavorful, and the buttermilk softens the texture just a bit. Thick slices of this bread would make a lovely addition to any holiday plate.  

GF cranberry cornbread ingredients

  • Buttermilk – When used in baking, buttermilk helps tenderize the crumb and
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