Gluten-Free Layered

Gluten-Free Layered Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese
Frosting & Blueberry Granola Crumb Middle

So, this is pretty much the same gluten-free recipe I used in the coffee cakes that I’ve been baking (baking one right now with a Cheerios crumb topping, maybe not totally GF), it’s just baked in layers and frosted.

The recipe follows the tempting images…

Gluten-Free Layered Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting & Blueberry Granola Crumb Middle

Yield = 2, 6″ cake layers

Butter Cake
Ingredients

Dry
1 C Gf flour mix – used Bob’s Red Mill
½ C potato starch
2 T almond flour
1 t baking powder
pinch of salt

Creaming
1 stick unsalted butter (1/2 cup)
½ C + 2 T sugar

Wet
1 ½ t vanilla
2 eggs
2 T plain yogurt
3 T milk

Process:  add the dry ingredients to a medium sized bowl and mix well, set aside; cream the butter and sugar for 7-10 minutes to get it light and fluffy; add the vanilla continue to mix; add the eggs one at a time and mix well; add the yogurt and milk and continue to mix; add the dry ingredients and mix on low until well combined but careful not to over mix; add to prepared pans; bake for 25 minutes in preheated oven set at 325F.  Watche the cake carefully, overbaking it will cause dryness.

Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting
Ingredients:  1/2 C whipped cream, 3 T cream cheese, 3T butter, 1/2 t vanilla, 1 C (or less) confectioner’s sugar
Process:  beat the cream cheese, butter, sugar and vanilla together; fold in the whipped cream; set aside about 1/2 cup of this mixture for the blueberries to be folded in to.

Granola Crumble
Ingredients:  3T cold butter, 3 T sugar, 2T gf flour, 3/4 C homemade granola (Recipe here.)
Process:  put all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until crumbly.

1 cup of blueberries treated with 1 T sugar, 1 T lemon juice then folded into 1/2 C of the creamed cheese frosting. About 1/4 cup of blueberries for decorating.

Assemble
Fold the blueberries into the 1/2 cup of frosting; after cake layers are cooled and removed from pans, add this mixture to the top of one layer; add the granola crumble on top of this; place remaining layer on top and frost the entire cake with the remaining frosting.  Serve and enjoy!

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Almond Butter Cookies Improved

NothingChocolate Almond Butter Cookie

NothingChocolate’s Almond Butter Cookies

Baked these a few times after this post and the result was a “cakier” bake than I experienced my first time out.  Re-worked the recipe and figured out these need no white flour at all to be deliciously crunchy.

Here’s the improved recipe.

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Here’s my Almond Butter Cookie.
These are on my list for holiday baking gifts!

NothingChocolate’s Almond Butter Cookies

Yield = 24 cookies

Ingredients

Dry
3/4 C rolled oats, processed
1/2 C almond flour
1 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
Pinch of salt

Creaming
½ C sugar
1 C almond butter
½ t molasses — optional

NothingChocolate Almond Butter Cookie

Creaming…

Wet
1 egg
1 t vanilla
¼ C maple syrup
¼ C almond milk

Process: cream sugar with almond butter and molasses (if using) until smooth; mix the wet ingredients together; process the rolled oats and add to a large bowl; combine all the dry ingredients together and set aside; add the wet mixture to the creamed mixture and mix well; add the dry ingredients and mix to combine; the resulting mixture is wetter and spreads easily making a crispier cookie; drop onto a prepared cookie sheet by tablespoon about 2 inches apart; bake for 12-15 minutes at 350 F.

Almond cookies and wine, what better combo is there?

Almond cookies and wine, what better combo is there?

Options

Raisins, chocolate chips or nuts can be added to the batter. I also decorated some with sliced almonds.  My next batch will include a sea-salt version; a sprinkle of sea salt onto each cookie before baking.  And dipping the finished cookie into melted chocolate is yet another alternative for this versatile recipe!