This yummy cake is the gluten-free version of one of our favorite autumn recipes.
It's called a cake, but is often served up ,with my full mothers blessing, for breakfast!
I've learned to substitute in baking over the years, and part of learning is, well, failing.
So before I shared this version, I wanted to be sure it was worth the share.
I hadn't tried this particular gluten-free flour before. Well, the cake was baked on Friday ,
and the weekend is almost over and so is the cake.
I'd call it a success!
I would encourage you , whenever possible, to use freshly ground spices.
Taking only a few more peaceful preparation moments,
they add so much flavor and aroma to your recipes.
Something about using a mortar and pestle is grounding.
I often think of my grandmother and her times when I use it,
considering this was the kitchen appliance of choice, not a cuisinart
And although I am so grateful for modern conveniences,
I chose the quiet over the the loud whenever possible.
You can't always chose quiet in the life a large family,
So when I can , I do.
The sound, motion and fragrance are worth the moments invested.
1 1/2 cups gluten free flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger
1 cup freshly baked pumpkin
1/2 cup oil ( I use grape seed or coconut)
1/2 chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1 cup powdered sugar
Sift or mix together all dry ingredients,
mix in the nuts and chips.
beat eggs, mix in the pumpkin and oil.
Combine all. Batter will be very thick.
I have added up to 1/4 cup milk
in order to incorporate the dry ingredients.
Pour into lightly greased 8 or 9 inch round cake pan.
Bake at 350 for an hour or
until inserted knife comes out clean.
Let cool in pan 10 minutes,
then turn onto a wire rack to finish cooling.
Squeeze enough orange juice to make the glaze thick, but drizzly.
Too watery? Add sugar.
Too thick? Add a couple drops more of juice or liquid.
If you double this recipe, just bake it two pans.
I hope you'll enjoy this recipe,
and add it to your list of favorites!
Many autumn blessing to you!