Cooking for our family can be crazy!
Before our family became gfcf I worried about juggling life’s time constraints and dietary restrictions. We ate icky processed or fast food. Now we eat local, organic nutritional homemade "scratch" meals that encourage healthier eating and greatly bless our family. Not to mention saves $$!
I would love to hear about your table being full of endless bounties and blessings.
From the moment I saw this picture for Root Beer Cake I knew that I was destine to make it! I hesitated until I knew that I would have more than our family to share with.
Emily is a chocoholic and I am addicted to sweets~ horrible to be diabetic.
I would like to think what enticed me to make this cake was to satisfy my sweet tooth craving and Emily wanting to make a cake or I have been looking for something fun to make with Emily and a new go to recipe for potlucks. But the truth be told I just had a hankerin' to make this cake. It looked so moist and the icing divine. I found looking at this picture made me want a glass of milk and a slice of cake!
OMGolly! This is one of the BEST GF/CF cake I have EVER eatin. It was so easy to make. I did make a few modification but you could follow the recipe to a "T" and still come out with a phenomenal outcome. :0)
2 c root beer (be careful because not all rootbeer is gf)
1 c cocoa powder (unsweetened) * I used 1/2 c
1/2 c butter, cubed
1 1/4 c sugar
1/2 c brown sugar
2 c rice flour mix * SEE BELOW
1 1/4 t baking soda
scant 1/2 t xanthan gum
1 t salt * I used no salt
Preheat oven to 325, and butter and *(rice) flour a 10" bundt or tube pan . *
In a small saucepan, combine the root beer, cocoa powder and butter over medium heat. Stir until butter is melted, then add the sugars and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat and set aside. Combine the flour mix, baking soda, xanthan gum and salt in a small bowl. Beat the eggs together in a large bowl, then whisk in the cocoa-root beer mixture. Fold in the flour mixture until just combined, don't over mix it. Pour the batter into the pan and bake 35-45 minutes, until a toothpick stuck into the middle comes out clean. Cool on a rack while you make the frosting.
* When I make a chocolate cake or brownies I either use the dry ingredients to "flour" my pan. You could also use unsweetened cocoa powder.
* I used 2 nine inch pans to bake this cake. Cooking time was 20 minutes.
* FLOUR MIX
2 cup white rice flour 1/2 cup brown rice flour 2/3 cup potato starch 1/3 cup tapioca starch
Next time I think I will not used brown rice flour. Makes things to grainy. But I do love the nutty flavor it gives.
Chocolate root beer frosting
2 oz unsweetened chocolate, melted
1/2 c butter, softened
2/3 c cocoa powder (unsweetened)
1 t salt
1/4 c root beer
2 1/2 c powdered sugar
Beat the butter and the cocoa powder together with a mixer, then beat in the rest of the ingredients, until smooth. Spread over the top of the (cooled) cake, and served. I garnished the cake with strawberries.