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Gluten-Free Lemon Cake

2 boxes Betty Crocker gluten-free yellow cake mix, plus ingredients to make it.

3/4 C. Powdered sugar

6oz. lemonade concentrate, thawed


Make cake mixes in a 13×9 or 2 round cake pans.  Let cool.  Using a fork, poke holes every 1/2 inch all over the top of the cake.  Mix powdered sugar and lemonade concentrate together, then pour over cake.  Top with white icing.

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Gluten-free Chocolate Cake

DSC_1308I have eaten many attempts at a great gluten-free chocolate cake, but this one wins the award.  It has a wonderful light and moist texture and a rich chocolate taste.  And, guess what the secret ingredient is?  Zucchini!  I promise you cannot taste even a hint of the zucchini flavor; it’s just there to marry the gluten-free flours and the chocolate and leave you happily ever after.

Finally, I’ve found a chocolate cake that I can serve at birthday parties to the gluten-free crowd AND the “normal” crowd without apologies.

This recipe is from one of my favorite cookbooks, “Nearly Normal Cooking For Gluten-Free Eating”, by Jules Shepard.  It is listed as “Zucchini Brownies”, but to me it’s more like a light and fluffy cake.   I can’t wait to eat it with icing on top too.

Here’s the recipe:

2 eggs

1/2 C. oil

1/4 vanilla yogurt

1 C. sugar

1 C. nearly normal gluten-free flour mix (see below)

1t. baking soda

1t. cinnamon

1/2 t. salt

2 T. cocoa

1t. vanilla

1 1/2 C. grated zucchini

1/2 C. nuts, optional

Preheat oven to 350.  Beat together first 4 ingredients, then add remaining ingredients until the batter is thoroughly mixed.  Spread batter into greased 8×8 baking pan.  Bake for 20-40 minutes or until batter is no longer shiny and wiggly and when a cake tester inserted into the center comes out nearly clean.   Pour frosting over warm cake.

  • FOR FROSTING: (enough for 2 batches of this cake) (You could freeze the half you don’t use for next time you make this cake, which will probably be tomorrow.)
  • 1-¾ stick Butter
  • 4 Tablespoons (heaping) Cocoa
  • 6 Tablespoons Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 pound (minus 1/2 Cup) Powdered Sugar

Melt butter in a saucepan. Add cocoa, stir to combine, then turn off heat. Add the milk, vanilla, and powdered sugar. Stir together. Pour over warm cake.

Jules Nearly Normal Flour Mixture:  (go ahead and make at least a whole batch for more recipes coming soon)

1 C. rice flour

1 C. potato starch

1 C. cornstarch

1/2 C. corn flour

1/2 C. tapioca flour

4t. xanthan gum


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