Cake

Discussion in 'Gluten Free Baking' started by DancingLady, Jun 10, 2015.

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    DancingLady Well-Known Member

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    Many things are fairly easy to make by simply using rice flour and other flours in place of wheat. But what about cake? Cake has a very light texture. Is it possible to get such a texture using other grains?
     
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    cupcakechef Well-Known Member

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    I'm curious about this too - I've tried a couple of cakes that had almond flour in them and they just didn't turn out very good at all. If someone has any tips/advice I'd be happy to hear it!
     
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    One of my friends tried to use a substitute flour before and the cake turned out different. It was not bad, just different. I think you just have to get past the texture change if you want to enjoy cake, but not have exposure to wheat flour. I have had pastries and cakes made with gluten free flour and I really enjoyed them.
     
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    I know the texture will be different. I am quite used to gluten free pumpkin bread and zucchini bread and I really like them, both taste and texture, but for cake I am concerned it won't hold together.
     
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    Perhaps there's something else you can add that would help hold the cake together, such as increasing the number of eggs used, or adding something like almond paste?
     
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    That sounds like a good idea. I consider eggs to be healthy as the protein will balance the carbs. Extra eggs might really help a lot.
     
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    I just started baking GF and the flour mixture I tried consisted of almond flour, golden flax meal and a little coconut flour with some baking soda. Then I just used a regular (non-GF) recipe, substituting my mixture for the flour it called for. It has a slightly different consistancy but it held together!
     
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