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Gluten Free Cake: Easy King Cakes

February 12, 2013
Gluten Free Cake: Easy King Cakes


Perfect for Mardi Gras celebrations, these “King Cakes” mimic the flavors of the yeast bread traditionally served during the Mardi Gras festivities. But these gluten free cake imitations are a whole lot easier and quicker to make. Gotta love it!

Gluten Free Cake: “King Cakes”

For the Cupcakes

1 cup sugar
1 2/3 cup gluten free flour blend (one with xanthan gum added)
1 ¼ tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
½ tsp. salt
6 Tbsp. soft butter
2/3 cup milk, at room temp
1 tsp. gluten free vanilla
1/8 tsp. lemon oil (if you use extract add ½ tsp.)
2 eggs

Gluten free vanilla or cream cheese frosting of your choice

Colored sugars in purple, yellow and green

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease up 12 muffin cups or place papers in the cups.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the sugars, flour blend, baking powder, nutmeg and salt. Add in the butter and beat with an electric mixer until it looks like sand.

Toss in the milk, vanilla and lemon and beat for 30 seconds.

Add one egg, beat for 30 seconds, then add the last egg and beat for 30 seconds. Scrape the sides and bottom and then beat for another 30 seconds. Scoop into the muffin cups filling 2/3rds full.

Bake for 23 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Pop out of the muffin tin and let cool on a wire rack.

Cover with frosting one a time and then sprinkle with the colored sugars covering one third of the top with a different color.
Makes 2 cupcakes

These freeze well even with the frosting and sprinkles.
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