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”

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 oil 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 2/3 rds full.
Bake for 23 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove muffin tin from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before popping out of the muffin tin and letting cool completely 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 12 cupcakes
These freeze well even with the frosting and sprinkles.
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To enhance the flavor in this dish you need to use Lemon Oil instead of regular lemon extract!! The Lemon Oil provides a rich, intense flavor and makes every recipe you put in it a million times tastier!! From cakes to cookies I use the Lemon Oil and my family loves it!! Click on the link or picture and try it in the recipe!!

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