Today’s post is a guest post by my friend, April. BUT! Don’t worry – after she baked this cake she brought it to my house. It’s definitely Clumsy Crafter approved! Today she’s here to share with us her recipe for Gluten Free Orange Bundt Cake!
Hi all. This is April from the blog Insights by April. I am here today to share a little recipe with you all that has changed the way I have thought about baking anything gluten free.
See the thing is I have a love for baking and had a home baking business for several years, but eventually discovered that I was allergic to gluten. I don’t have a sensitivity, but an actual allergy. This deterred me from being able to taste my the treats I would make for other people so I set out to find recipes that I could convert to gluten free and this Gluten Free Orange Bundt Cake is so good that you will never know that I used a gluten free flour. If you don’t have to eat gluten free than you can easily substitute a regular all purpose flour, but trust me on this when I say you won’t miss it if you use the flour I suggest below.
In my quest of testing gluten free flours I have found very few that I could substitute one to one in a recipe with regular flour. Namaste Foods Perfect Flour Blend is just that: perfect. I can take any recipe that I find on the internet or in cookbooks and use it in place of regular flour. I can now have fluffy gluten free chocolate chip cookies that are divine!
I was able to purchase a large bag if it at Costco for a reasonable price compared to getting it at a regular grocery store. I am sure they have it on Amazon as well.
This recipe is so versatile. You can switch out the orange juice that is used for lemonade, milk, or other liquid to give it a new flavor. You can also substitute other extracts, add nuts or dried fruits.
Gluten Free Orange Bundt Cake:
4 sticks of butter
2 cups of sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
5 drops of Orange Essential Oil
2 tsp baking powder
3 cups Namaste Foods Perfect Flour Blend or other equivalent flour
1 cup liquid (in this case orange juice)
Preheat your oven to 375° and grease a standard bundt pan. If you don’t have a bundt pan then you can use a 13x9x2 pan.
Start by creaming together the sugar and butter for about 2 minutes. Slowly add in the eggs and vanilla.
Next incorporate the flour and baking powder, finishing off with the orange juice. Pour the batter into the greased bundt pan and bake for approximately one hour. Depending upon your own and the shape of the pan you use it may take more or less time.
For extra decadence you can add a drizzle of a mix of 2 cups powdered sugar to 1/4 cup orange juice.
Your family will love this cake, if you choose to share it with them 🙂
Thanks for sharing this with us April! You can check out April’s blog at InsightsbyApril.com!
If you love this recipe don’t forget to pin the graphic below so you’ll remember to make it!
This looks so good! Citrus desserts are so good, but I don’t make them enough! Do you use this recipe base for any other kinds of cakes?
Thanks for sharing! Does it keep long?