Eliminating gluten from your diet doesn’t mean sacrificing your favorite sweet treats. When it comes to preparing desserts and gluten free cakes there is no need to be scared about baking cakes, cupcakes or pancakes on a gluten free diet. Instead, treat baking gluten free as a great opportunity for experimenting with different flours, baking aids and flavours you never tried before.
These are some of our tips for successfully baking on a gluten free diet:
Tips for Gluten Free Baking
Gluten is used in traditional baking for giving cakes their structure, as without gluten, cakes tend to become drier and more crumbly. The good news is that there are many products you can use to prevent this from happening.
The key to a successful gluten-free cake, cupcake or pancake is experimentation. There are plenty of gluten free flours such as rice, tapioca or potato which are good ways to add volume to your gluten free cakes. There are also many gluten free self raising and plain gluten free flours on the supermarkets. It is also a good idea to visit organic stores where they usually have bigger and more extensive sections for gluten free products.
Xanthan gum is usually used for gluten free baking as it is an useful ingredient together with gluten free blends as it improves the texture of the gluten free cakes, cupcakes or pancakes. Xanthan gum works similar to gluten as it is used for binding ingredients during the baking process.
Try These Delicious Gluten Free Cakes Recipes
Vegan and gluten free Plum Cake: This easy recipe uses almond flour to create a tasty fruit cake.
Gluten-Free Carrot Cake: If you love carrot cakes and you still want to enjoy them on your gluten free diet, then you need to try this cake. You won’t taste the difference!
For a Yummy Breakfast Try Our Gluten Free Pancake Recipes
Gluten free Blueberry Pancakes: Just 9 simple ingredients and 10 minutes of preparation and you will have delicious gluten free pancakes for a special breakfast! Your family will love these moist yet fluffy pancakes!
Apple Cinnamon Buckwheat Pancakes: Served with fresh fruit and maple syrup make these gluten free pancakes the perfect start into the day.
Gluten Free Cupcake Recipes That Are Awesome
Gluten free cupcakes are a fantastic option if you don’t want to miss out on treats on a gluten free diet. They are very easy to bake and taste like normal cupcakes. Enjoy these cupcakes with a cup of tea or take them parties. Some of our favorite gluten free cupcake recipes from our website are:
Flourless Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcakes: Fluffy, mellow and flourless. A must try.
Gluten Free Banana Cream Cupcakes: These banana cupcakes are flavoured with lemon zest and topped with cream frosting.
Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes with Raspberry Frosting: These gluten free cupcakes are a healthier option than regular cupcakes as they have no saturated fats or processed sugars. They are decently flavoured with pure cocoa.
A Killer Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Recipe
We are not going to lie to you, but creating the perfect gluten free chocolate cake recipe takes time, many unsuccessful trials and a lot of patience. The good news is that we have already come out with the perfect gluten free chocolate cake recipes so you just have to follow the instructions and bake a gluten free chocolate cake which no one will believe is gluten free:
Gluten-Free Death By Chocolate Cake: This chocolate cake will add a special note to any dinner party. The chocolate truffle bottom with creamy mousse topping is a must try.
Another option, when baking on a gluten free diet, is to completely avoid traditional flour. As a result, these cakes tend to be healthier and creamier. Some of the flourless gluten free cakes, that you can find on our dessert category, are:
Flourless Chocolate Ganache Mini Cake: Perfect for chocolate lovers! It is prepared with coconut flour.
Flourless Chocolate Truffle Cake: Just 8 ingredients and 20 minutes of preparation and you will have a wonderful chocolate cake that it is hard to resist.
Find many other gluten free cakes, cupcakes, pancakes and more on our dessert category.