Gluten Free Vanilla Cake Donuts | Baked Donuts with a Glaze or Sugar Coating

These gluten free vanilla cake donuts are soft, moist and tender, and bake up in minutes. They’re basically the perfect vanilla donut.

This donut recipe is easy to mix in one bowl and has enough leaveners to bake perfectly light and tender in less than 15 minutes in a hot oven. It’s sweet and flavorful enough to enjoy plain right out of the oven, or with a simple vanilla glaze or a sugar coating that crackles once it’s cool.

What are cake donuts?

Cake donuts are a type of quick bread, made with chemical leaveners like baking powder and baking soda instead of yeast. They’re baked in the oven in a donut pan, but they aren’t exactly like cupcakes or muffins since they’re less chewy than cupcakes and lighter in texture than muffins.

Cake donuts aren’t exactly yeasted donuts, either, which are fried instead of baked. Proper yeasted donuts … Read more

Classic Gluten Free Pineapple Upside Down Cake

A bright, sunshiny gluten free pineapple upside down cake, made with super flavorful pineapple slices in caramelized sugar that adds sweetness and zest to the buttery yellow cake below. Grab that can of pineapple slices, and let’s get baking!

What makes this gluten free pineapple upside down cake special

A tender and moist gluten free pineapple upside down cake that’s simply bursting with pineapple flavor, this cake is so impressive but almost couldn’t be easier. It comes out of the pan so readily, too, whether you use a classic round cake pan or a springform pan.

This isn’t just some yellow cake with pineapples on top. The bottom (which becomes the top, of course, then you turn it upside down) is packed with pineapple juice, maraschino cherries, and their juices are mixed with rich brown sugar and melted butter.

Our basic gluten free yellow cake mix is all we need … Read more

Healthy Blueberry Muffins | Gluten Free + Vegan Option

Healthy blueberry muffins, made with applesauce, yogurt, oats and big, beautiful fresh blueberries (or frozen!) and no added fat or refined sugars. All the taste and texture, none of the guilt!

A truly good-for-you breakfast, the easy way

It’s easy to fool ourselves into thinking that muffins are better for you than cupcakes. They’re breakfast food, after all. But when they’re filled with refined flours and sugars and unhealthy fats, they’re really just, well, cake.

Please don’t misunderstand, because I love cake. But I don’t love giving my children cake for breakfast, especially on a school morning. So healthy muffins are really a sweet spot (haha pardon the pun). 

Why this is the best healthy blueberry muffin recipe

These healthy blueberry muffins are made with applesauce and plain Greek yogurt, not vegetable oil or butter, and the whole grain goodness of oats. I love the idea of making a fresh, … Read more

The Best Gluten Free Frosting Recipes | Roundup and Tips

No cake is complete without a thick, luscious coating of gluten free frosting. Except for those that actually do better with a thinner glazing of gluten free icing.

Whichever topping you prefer, I’ve got a list of my favorite gluten free frosting recipes for you to try, plus tons of info about how to prepare them, so they turn out better than anything you can buy at the store.

Is cake frosting gluten free?

Considering how often gluten appears in prepackaged foods, you’re right to wonder if canned frosting is gluten free.

And you may be surprised to learn that many store-bought frostings are indeed gluten free.

Those varieties that aren’t gluten free typically contain gluten due to the use of wheat flour or even wheat starch. And some brands may not use any gluten-containing ingredients, but they won’t label their products as gluten free because they may be manufactured … Read more

Classic Gluten Free Cheesecake | Oven or Instant Pot

This easy classic gluten free cheesecake is made simply with cream cheese, sugar, and eggs. With or without a graham cracker crust (I vote in favor of the crust!).

This easy classic gluten free cheesecake is made simply with cream cheese, sugar, and eggs. With or without a graham cracker crust.

This creamy, classic gluten free cheesecake is anything but plain

This classic gluten free cheesecake is technically a “plain” cheesecake, but the taste and texture make it anything but plain. It’s smooth and silky, and each bite tastes light and creamy.

It’s just rich enough and sweet without being overwhelming. If you’d like to turn up the vanilla flavor, you can use vanilla bean paste (I really like Nielsen-Massey brand) in place of pure vanilla extract. The seeds of a vanilla bean never hurt, if you happen to have some of those on hand.

If you like lemon flavoring in your cheesecake, I recommend adding 1 tablespoon of finely grated lemon zest and replacing half of the vanilla extract with freshly-squeezed … Read more