There is no shortage of gluten free and dairy free recipes on the internet. They all seem to have one thing in common - weird ingredients. I found a few recipes to try and I even made a special trip to the nearest specialty supermarket in search of some of these obscure ingredients. Unfortunately, all of the recipes that I tried produced a less than delicious cake. I was not happy with ANY of the recipes that I attempted.
Turns out that after all that, I didn't need to add any weird or obscure ingredients or flours after all - all I was missing was the gluten free bakers secret ingredient --- coconut flour. (Thank you King Arthur for that little tip.) No crazy ingredients, no weird aftertaste - just delicious cupcakes without the gluten or dairy.
Gluten Free/Dairy Free Cake
Bake 30 minutes at 350.
Once the cakes cool, it's time to frost. I whipped up a batch of gluten/dairy free buttercream using the Wilton recipe.
1 cup white crisco shortening
1 pound powdered sugar
1 Tablespoon meringue powder
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 Tablespoons dairy free milk (I used cashew milk)
Cream ingredients together on low speed in standing mixer.
To make this rosette cake, start by piping a circle of white icing along the edge of one cake layer.
Spoiler Alert: Fill white ring with pink or blue icing to reflect the new babys gender.
Add another cake layer on top and repeat the process.
Add a third cake layer. The recipe only makes 2 layers so you will have to make more batter to add a third layer.
Spread a thin layer of icing on sides and top of cake. Refrigerate 1 hour.
Pipe rosettes onto the sides and top of cake.
Add a super cute little banner and you've got yourself a beautiful and DELICIOUS gluten free dairy free gender reveal cake!!!
You have no idea how excited I am about this new gluten free discovery. This recipe is so easy AND easily adaptable into other flavors like strawberry, chocolate, peanut butter. Ooooohhh. I can hardly wait to try all of these new gluten free recipes. I'm already feeling the need to add a whole new "gluten-free" category to my blog.
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