Karina's Gluten-free Peach Cake
Peachy Summer Baking.
So grab your baskets and get thee to a local farmers' market. There is peach cake and peach crisp, and peach ice cream to be savored.
Some of you may recognize the basic recipe here. It's one I've posted and tweaked. It's not in my nature to follow directions or repeat a success without tweaking it, you see. I just can't do it. My brain chemistry switches to Bored Beyond Belief faster than you can mutter the words peach pancakes on a stick.
Let's just say I was a challenge in school. And in jobs (and okay, relationships) requiring a set routine or specific schedule. Rules and expectations writ in stone give me the itch to break free and play, What if? I just can't do the same thing over and over. I get too restless. I get punchy. And I'm also a big believer in change.
Change is good.
Change means I'm alive, growing and learning. Change means I'm curious, taking a risk, discovering something I didn't know before. Experimenting and sometimes failing or looking like an idiot often comes with the territory. Sure, I might end up feeling inept or totally stupid. Born too late. Or too soon. But will that keep me in my proper place and tame my wanton right-brained ways?
Not on your life, Babycakes.
Karina's Summer Peach Cake Recipe
First, you'll need:
Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Lightly grease and dust a 8 or 9-inch round cake pan with gluten-free flour. I use a 9-inch Chicago Metallic pan.
Add the egg replacer to the batter. Beat until smooth. I recommend using an electric mixer with gluten-free batters. Beat for about two minutes.
A reminder on gluten-free vegan batters:
Make a cinnamon brown sugar topping:
Traditionally, I would have used sour cream or yogurt in a cake recipe like this, but since I must be dairy-free I used organic unsweetened peach juice.
Yogurt could also be used as the liquid.
You could also use a non-dairy milk such coconut milk.
If the center is not done when you test it, lower the heat by 25 degrees F and continue baking the cake for 5 minutes. Check again. If there are a lot of fruit slices in the center, the center area of the batter may take longer to bake.
More peachy recipes from gluten-free food bloggers:
Elana's Pantry Peach Crisp
Freckled Face Mama's Gluten-Free Peach Cobbler
Peach Elderberry Jam at Wasabimom
Gluten-Free Goddess® advises consuming
no more than 2 tablespoons of sugar a day.