My husband loves molasses in anything from molasses cookies to molasses milk. Yes, instead of chocolate milk, he had been known to drink molasses milk, which is just what it sounds like. It is milk with molasses stirred in.
I enjoy molasses, but not nearly as much as he does. And molasses milk is something I doubt I will ever learn to enjoy.
When it comes to gluten free baking I find that I tend to recreate and come up with my favorite gluten free foods, but forget about the others in my family. After all, when my husband wants a doughnut he can go get one, I cannot.
However, since I cook and bake mainly gluten free, I am really trying to focus more and more on the foods my whole family misses. Before going gluten free I baked all the time. My family is used to homemade bread, cakes, cookies, and more. They miss all the baked goods that I used to do and I need to remember that more often.
So, this gluten free gingerbread cake was made with my husband in mind. I found a recipe in an cookbook that I have, that is full of old fashioned type recipes. When I saw the recipe for gingerbread cake, I knew it would be the perfect cake to recreate for my family. And it is great for the holidays.
My husband claims that no one would ever know this is gluten free. He might just have eaten most of the cake all by himself and when a regular eating person eats that much of a gluten free cake, you know it is good.
Gluten Free Gingerbread Cake
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 cup molasses
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup sweet rice flour
- 1 1/2 cups rice flour
- 2/3 cup potato starch
- 1/2 cup tapioca flour
- 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
- Cream sugar and butter. Add eggs and mix well.
- In a small bowl combine buttermilk and baking soda and add to egg butter mixture.
- Add molasses, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, salt, sweet rice flour, rice flour, potato starch, tapioca flour, and xanthan gum. Mix just until well combined.
- Bake at 350 in a greased 9×13 pan for 20-25 minutes or until done.
- Serve plain or with whipped cream on top.