Jack is Cooking Gluten Free Rhubarb Cake

Well Hello Internet!

The other day i made a rhubarb cake.  this is a cake my grandmother makes all the time for my dad.  its his favorite cake!  i have modified the recipe to make it gluten free!  

its a fairly easy recipe.  its just a basic yellow cake (not that uranium stuff….) recipe, except using gluten free baking mix instead of cake flour.

heres what you’ll need:

for the cake:

2 cups gluten free baking mix (i like to use arrowhead mills  gluten free all purpose baking mix)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs, room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 cup milk

First!  Preheat the oven to 350°  and grease up 2 round baking pans

then in one bowl mix the flour, baking powder, and salt with a wire whisk.

in another bowl (i use my mixing machine to do this) Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  (sugar and butter is delicious.  don’t eat it!) then Beat in the eggs.  Add the vanilla and mix until it is totally combined . Slowly add flour and milk.  do this alternately.  a little bit of flour, a little bit of milk. 
when its done it should be nice and smooth.  i found that with the gluten free flour it was even a little airy!  

divide the batter evenly between the two pans, and bake at 350° for about 30 minutes, or until a tooth pick comes out smooth.  while this is cooking you can make the rhubarb filling.

heres what you’ll need
4-5 long pieces of rhubarb
lemon juice
1/4 cup or less of sugar

First chop of the rhubarb, and put in a large pan.  put just enough water to cover.  stew this for about 30-45 minutes, until the rubarb falls apart and most of the water has evaporated.  it will look a little bit like jam.  then add in some lemon juice, and add sugar to taste.

After the cake has cooled down, and the rhubarb has cooled down take a good amount of the rhubarb and put it on one side of the cake.  take the other cake and put it on top.  dust it with some powdered sugar!  and that’s all there is to it!

this cake is excellent with tea!

mmmm mmmm delicious!

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