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    Old Fashioned Gingerbread ~ Gluten-Free

    Another favorite dessert I enjoyed as a child was Gingerbread or Gingerbread Cake. I haven’t had this in years, so I decided that it was high time to make it gluten-free. I took a recipe from and converted it to be gluten-free. It was a fairly simple recipe and not very time consuming at all. Not only did I sub GF flour, but I cut the butter in half and added in 1/4 cup applesauce, I also doubled the spices. I am only typing out the recipe as I made the cake below.


    1/2 cup sugar
    1/4 cup butter
    1/4 cup applesauce
    1 egg
    1 cup molasses
    2 1/2 cups all purpose flour (I used Bette’s 4 Flour Blend by Authentic Foods)
    1 1/4 tsp Xanthan Gum
    1 1/2 tsp baking soda
    2 tsp cinnamon
    2 tsp ginger
    1/2 tsp cloves
    1/2 tsp salt
    1 cup hot water

    1. Preheat oven to 350. Pam or grease & flour a 9-inch square pan.
    2. In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. Add in the applesauce. Beat in the egg and mix in the molasses.
    3. In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, spices, xanthan gum. Blend into the creamed mixture. Stir in the hot water. Pour into the prepared pan.
    4. Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven. Check after 45 minutes or so, as I didn’t have to cook mine longer than 50 minutes. Allow to cool in pan before serving.

    I flipped my cake onto a plate after it cooled and topped with powdered sugar. I served it with Cool Whip.

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