Monday, November 12, 2012

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Refined Sugar-Free Cranberry Upside Down Cake plus a Gluten-Free Baking Giveaway






































When I posted my links to 50+ Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Desserts on Saturday, I needed a stock dessert photo. I grabbed a random one from my files. A reader noted that it wasn't one of the links and wondered where she could find the recipe. I gave her the link to The Essential Gluten-Free Baking Guide, Part 2 and told her she could find it in the teff chapter. But then I decided it really wasn't fair of me to post the photo and then not supply the recipe! Of course, I want you all to go out and buy my cookbook... I will shamelessly remind you that Christmas is around the corner and this would make a great present for the gluten-free peeps in your life.  I'll also remind you that nuts.com has an awesome package that includes Part 1 of my book plus almond flour, coconut flour and millet flour to help you bake the recipes in it. And my publisher, Triumph Dining, has a combo pack of Book 1 and Book 2 that saves you some money for purchasing both.

So shameless. Just call me a brazen little cookbook hussy.

And now that you're ready to go out and buy my books, I'm going to give them away for free. Why?

Because I love you.

Because it's almost Thanksgiving and I know there are some of you out there newly diagnosed with gluten intolerance or Celiac Disease and you need a little help this holiday season.

Because I'm practicing letting go and that includes my own stuff. You see, I'm not just giving away my cookbooks. I'm also giving away some of my favorite gluten-free baking products.

Want to know what I'm giving away? Scroll down past the recipe for the giveaway. And excuse the awful lighting in the giveaway photo. I'm working with morning light in Seattle.


 















Cranberry Upside Down Cake  Print me
This moist cake is sweet with a tart cranberry glaze. Serve it warm with ice cream for dessert or on its own with your afternoon tea. 

Yield: One 8 x 8 inch cake

Ingredients:
2 cups fresh cranberries
¼ cup honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon ground flax seed meal
1 teaspoon whole psyllium husks or ground chia seeds
3 tablespoons boiling water

155 grams teff flour (1 lightly filled cup)
60 grams tapioca starch (1/2 lightly filled cup)
43 grams potato starch (1/4 lightly filled cup)
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt

½ cup Spectrum Organic Palm Shortening
¾ cup honey
3 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
½ cup unsweetened milk

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line the bottom of an 8 x 8 inch baking dish with parchment paper. Pour cranberries in and coat evenly with ¼ cup of honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Set aside.
2. Stir together flaxs eed meal, psyllium husks, and boiling water in a small bowl and set aside.
3. In a medium sized bowl, whisk the teff flour, tapioca starch, potato starch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
3. In a large bowl, beat the shortening, honey, applesauce and vanilla extract for about 3 minutes on medium speed. Beat in the flaxseed mix, then beat in the dry ingredients and milk, alternating between the two until a smooth batter is formed. Pour the batter over the cranberries and bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
4. Remove from oven and let sit in dish for about 5 minutes. Use a knife to separate the edges from the pan, then turn over gently onto a plate. If it doesn’t come out right away, tap on the bottom of the pan to help it along!

Serve warm or room temperature. Best eaten the first day, but leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge or frozen for later use. 






















Gluten-Free Baking Giveaway
There are actually two giveaways today. One is here on the blog. And one is on my Facebook page. Click here to enter the Facebook giveaway. Both giveaways end at 10am PST tomorrow (Tuesday).  

I'll be sending a gluten-free baking package to one winner that includes:
Rules of the game: This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Giveaway closes at 10am PST Tuesday 11/13/12. If you enter, you MUST leave a way for me to contact you. So if you comment anonymously, please leave an e-mail address.
To enter, you must leave a comment below telling me what Thanksgiving means to you.  In one word. 

To get a second entry, share this giveaway via twitter, facebook, pinterest, etc. and come back and leave a comment letting me know you did. You can enter as many times as you would like. 

To enter to win my second gluten-free baking giveaway, go to my Facebook page and find the giveaway there!

68 comments:

Laura B said...

Family
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Laura B said...

Shared on Facebook! :)

Penny said...

FAMILY! bubbetta@hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Thankfulness
Teresa
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laurelvb said...

continuity

Unknown said...

Family.

Unknown said...

I shared on Facebook!

Brooke Carlock said...

Family

Brooke Carlock said...

Shared on facebook as well!

Claire said...

Together. :) (claire.patty@gmail.com)

Claire said...

Pinned it! claire.patty@gmail.com

Shani said...

i shared on facebook

Shani said...

thanksgiving means a family get together...and now creative cooking and baking

mglawler said...

Family

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mglawler said...

Tweeted!

https://twitter.com/MsMissy62/status/268061652820303872

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mglawler said...

Shared on Google +

https://plus.google.com/u/0/104160899136844222892/posts/ZeVRynP3QhA

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Hannah said...

Giving!

Shared on Facebook and Twitter

Hannah said...

Giving!

Shared on Facebook and Twitter

Holly said...

Gratitude. That's what Thankgiving means to me!

email: holly_hill@yahoo.com

Holly said...

I retweeted - as @hollyjhill. :)

Holly said...

I also pinned this to Pinterest - as Holly Hill

This is a great giveaway! :)

thebradiricks said...

Family!

thebradiricks said...

Family!

thebradiricks said...

I think I entered twice...sorry, I wasn't sure if it worked the first time. Not trying to cheat!! =)

Brad, Ali, Kenzie & Cam Irick said...

Shared on my blog!
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Ashley said...

Thanksgiving to me means FAMILY! I love spending the day with my family.
I would love to win this give away!
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Thanks!
Ashley

Ashley said...

Thanksgiving to me means FAMILY! I love spending the day with my family.
I would love to win this give away!
ashleylisadesigns@cox.net
Thanks!
Ashley

Anonymous said...

Hi, just thought you would want to know that honey is not vegan as honey comes from bees. This recipe could easily substitute agave nectar or maple syrup and I bet it would still taste great!

(I also assume for the milk, the recipe would be using a non-dairy option - soy, coconut, rice, hemp, almond, etc. to make the recipe vegan as well)

Katie said...

Togetherness!

Katie said...

Blogged your give away here; http://alwaysalethia.blogspot.com/2012/11/recent-project-and-give-away-not-mine.html

Thank you!

villanuevaadventures said...

Family. :)

Thanks for posting the giveaway. So generous of you and fun for the holidays .:)
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RL said...

Turkey

RL said...

Turkey

RL said...

Shared on Facebook and twitter.

Carrie said...

Love

Shared on FB as well. I'm so glad I found this! I am struggling with finding good recipes.

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Megan B said...

Gratitude!

Shared on Facebook and Twitter!

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Laura M said...

Family

Laura M said...

shared on FB

Gluten Free Gal said...

LOVE!!!!

Billiejean said...

Thanksgiving means so much! Thanks and giving to ones I love, but not just during this time of year.

Billiejean said...

Shared on Facebook:)

Brenda said...

Gratitude

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seeks said...

Gratitude.
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Crystyle said...

family

Crystyle said...

Family

Crystyle said...

shared on facebook

Stephanie said...

Blessings <3

Stephanie said...

mindfulness

Chris said...

LOVE!
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Chris said...

I shared on Facebook.
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Lady Leko said...

Pie!!

Jen said...

Family!

Janice said...

Thanksgiving means family to me.
And I shared! :)

ida said...

pie.

Malary said...

it's all about the LOOOOOVE :)
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Malary said...

it's all about the LOOOOVE! :)

malary@bravegirlsclub.com

Anonymous said...

Gratitude!

DionneND said...

Family (not very original but true).

I pinned on Pinterest and posted on FB too!

Thank you for another yummy looking dessert my family can eat!

Veggie V! @ Veggie V's Vegan Adventure said...

Sleeping :-)

Veggie V! @ Veggie V's Vegan Adventure said...

Sleeping ;-)

Veggie V! @ Veggie V's Vegan Adventure said...

I shared your give-a-way on my blog's FB page

Anonymous said...

Eternal

~Meg

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Anonymous said...

Shared on Facebook!

Meg

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Anonymous said...

I pinned it!

Meg
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Jo Ann Z said...

Sharing!!

Ana (anacardia@nc.rr.com) said...

Thanksgiving means Family to me!
Ana

Sunflower said...

Gratitude

Sunflower said...

Shared on FB! Thanks for the giveaway!

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