Gluten-Free Strawberry Swirl Cake

May 2, 2011

Gluten-free moist strawberry goodness

Over the course of 4-5 months now, we’ve adopted a meatless and somewhat gluten-free diet. One area of concern in choosing this new way of eating was the loss of flavor. Is it possible to successfully exchange certain ingredients without compromising the result? Let’s be honest here, using new ingredients in order to make delicious versions of your favorite recipes can be very intimidating and oftentimes daunting. I happen to have a sweet tooth, so this becomes even more of a challenge. DAK (real names not used here) ran across a recipe for a gluten-free strawberry swirl cake and of course we made a few adjustments and changes. The cake is not only amazing, but super moist and extremely yummy. You honestly can’t have just one slice. Topped with no-fat Greek yogurt and a bit of strawberry swirl glaze…I have no words. Sometimes gluten-free desserts ain’t all that bad. Enjoy!

Ingredients

Cake
2 cups white or brown rice flour
2/3 cup sugar
1 Tblsp gluten-free baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla bean paste (or extract)
1 cup strawberry swirl (2 cups frozen berries and 2/3 cup sugar, reduced by 1/4 to 1/3)
2 eggs
1/2 cup no fat plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup canola oil

Strawberry Swirl
2 cups frozen strawberries
2/3 cups of sugar

Preparation

Simmer strawberries and sugar until reduced by 1/4 to 1/3. Cool. In a medium mixing bowl, sift or whisk all dry ingredients until thoroughly combined. In a separate medium mixing bowl, beat eggs, vanilla paste, oil, 1 cup swirl and yogurt, and combine with the dry ingredients, set bowl aside. Pour the cake batter into a greased (or use cooking spray) 9-inch round spring-form cake pan. Pour 1/2 cup swirl on top of batter. Swirl in with butter knife. Bake at 400 F (approximately 200 C) for 30-35 minutes, until center of cake springs back when touched, or tooth-pick inserted in center of cake comes out clean and allow to set and cool. Slice, add a dollop of no fat Greek yogurt and drizzle remaining strawberry swirl. Serve it up. Deliciously moist!

...you seriously can't just have one slice of this deliciousness

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