Jack is Cooking Gluten Free Carrot Cake

Well Hello Internet!

Last night i made a Gluten Free Carrot Cake.

its pretty easy to make!  heres what you’ll need:

2.5 cups gluten free flour  (i used arrowhead mills all purpose gluten free flour.  it is a fantastic GF mix)
3 teaspoons baking powder 
1 teaspoons salt 
1 teaspoon cinnamon 
1 cup sugar 
3/4 cup corn oil
4 eggs slightly beaten 
1 tablespoon REAL mayonaise 
2 cups grated carrots 
1/2 cup chopped walnuts 
9 oz or so canened crushed pineapple with juice 

1/2 cup dried cranberries

What you’ll need for the frosting:
Cream cheese frosting: 
1/2 cup melted
8 ounces cream cheese softened 
1.25 cups of powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla 


preheat the oven to 350°
i did this in my kitchen Aid, but you can do it by hand if you want.   mix flour, baking powder,  salt, sugar and cinnamon.  Mix in the  corn oil, eggs, and mayonaise. Stir well. Stir in the carrots, the nuts, the cranberries, and pineapple. 

i used 2 circular 9″ cake pans.  this mixture makes the perfect amount for these two pans.  grease the pans and fill them with the batter.  bake for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Cream Cheese Fosting 
whip all ingredients together till fluffy.

when the cake cools down, put one layer down, and spread frosting on the first layer.  put the second cake on top, and spread the frosting all over the top and the sides!  then you can put nuts all around the side, and a little more on top. 

(yes this is actually the cake that i made! did i mention i am a photographer?  i took the cake to work with me, so i could take a picture outside of my kitchen)
mmm mmm delicious

Jack is Cooking Gluten Free Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies with Walnuts

Well Hello Internet!
Tonight i made a whole load more cookies!  this time i made chocolate cookies, and i have to say they are dangerously delicious.  woah man!
anyways they are real easy to make
here’s what you’ll need:
1 1/2 cupmilk chocolate chips
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons of butter
1 egg
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 2/3 cup pamelas gluten free pancake and baking mix (flour)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup walnuts

So First:
in a double boiler (i used a bowl in a pot of water) melt the butter and chocolate together over a low heat
meanwhile, in a bowl mix together the egg, sugar and vanilla
in another bowl, mix the flour, the baking powder and the salt together
by now the chocolate and butter have melted into a delicious mixture of chocolate and butter…. mmmmmmmmm
before you eat it all (and its cooled down a little bit), slowly pour and mix it into the sugar and egg
then slowly mix in the flour mixture, alternating with milk.  so a little flour, a little milk, a little flour, a little milk, etc.  until you have a nice batter.  this dough is going to be slightly more runny than normal.
put the dough in the fridge for like an hour.
preheat the oven to 350° (my oven takes about an hour…)
take a teaspoon, and spoon the dough onto a cookie sheet.  i sprinkled some christmas sugar on the cookies
bake them for 11 minutes, and out the come!  let them cool for 5-10 minutes on the pan, before putting them on a rack.  they will be so soft when they come out of the oven still, that they will melt through the rack at first!!
mmmmm mmmm delicious!