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Lessons, Tips, & Recipes — Cakes & Cupcakes


Gluten Free Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

OMG!  These are delicious!!!  I brought this recipe along with GFDF Lemon Cupcakes with Blueberry Frosting to the GFAF Expo in Chicago this weekend.  I made the same amount of samples that I make for every trade show that I have done in the past 7 years.  I always have leftovers and try to send plates of goodies home with visitors that pass by my booth.  This year was different.

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Decadent Dark Chocolate Cake with Bittersweet Ganache ~Gluten Free

This cake is so decadent and rich and the texture is amazing, not to mention it is gluten free!!! You will need Dark Chocolate Cocoa, Dark Chocolate Chips and Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Squares.  The best place to buy chocolate is at a Fine Chocolate Specialty Shop.  If you do not have access to a store like this, you can probably find everything you need at your local grocer. 

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Christmas Joy Cupcake (Gluten Free Dark Chocolate Cupcake with Chocolate Ganache Frosting)

Christmas Joy…( Dark Chocolate Cupcake with Chocolate Ganache   or Chocolate Mousse)Ingredients 2 cups Mama’s Almond or Coconut Blend Flour2 tsp. baking powder1/2 tsp. salt3/4 tsp. xanthan gum1/2 cup dark chocolate cocoa 3/4 cup butter or dairy free butter, room temp.1 1/4 cup sugar2 tsp. vanilla3 eggs1 1/4 cups milk (dairy, rice, nut, soy) 1 cup chocolate chips or white chocolate chips DirectionsPreheat oven to 350 °.  Put desired cupcake liners in cupcake pan.In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, xanthan gum and cocoa.  Mix and set aside.In a mixing bowl, cream butter.  Add sugar and vanilla and mix well.  Scrape down sides of bowl.  Add one egg at a time, mixing well after each addition.  Scrape down sides of bowl.  Alternate...

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Gluten Free Whoopie Pies ~ Heart Shaped for Valentines Day!

Whoopie Pies are super easy to make.  There are all sorts of Whoopie Pie pans available on the market.  Basically it looks like thin baking sheet and has 1/2 inch shapes formed in it.  I used the Heart Shaped Pan for my pies today.  If you don’t have a pan, no worries, you can still make these.  Just use a 1 inch scoop, and drop a scoop of batter onto a cake pan forming a medium sized round circle about, 1 1/2-2 inches in diameter. 

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Lemon Fig Cake

I have teamed up with G-free Foodie for doing recipe conversions on their website. I also accept them on my website as well. Anyway, about a month ago, a recipe came in called Lemon Fig Cake. Hmmm…I sat on this one for a while. Sounded interesting. Figs??? The truth is the only time I have every had a fig was about 3 years ago at a Christmas party. Someone made Cream Cheese Stuffed Figs. They were actually pretty good. 

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Amazing Apple Crumb Coffee Cake ~ Gluten Free

Fall is a wonderful season to enjoy coffee cake.  With apples in harvest, I created this delicious recipe for Gluten Free Apple Crumb Coffee Cake. However, anytime of year you can enjoy this delicious cake! My favorite part of this coffee cake is that you get to enjoy the delicious combination of apple cake on the bottom half and the yummy goodness of the apple crumb baked into the top part

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Key Lime Bars with Candied Key Limes ~ Gluten Free and Dairy Free

It’s Celiac Awareness Month, May 2014.  Gluten Free Mama teamed up with several gluten free bloggers this month to host Gluten Free Mama Giveaways in honor of Celiac Awareness Month and to do guest blog posts on each others blogs.  It is a pleasure to guest blog Mama’s Key Lime Bars on The Cheeky Celiac during Dairy Free Week!  Thank you Kim Pebley for partnering with us for Celiac Awareness Month.  Kim posted our story earlier this month, so be sure to read that when you get a chance to get to know us. 

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A Gluten Free Christmas with Gluten Free Mama Cookbook, by Rachel Carlyle Edington

IT’S FINALLY HERE!  I have been working tirelessly on this new gluten free Christmas Cookbook for you! “A Gluten Free Christmas with Gluten Free Mama“, By Rachel Carlyle Edington.   I am so excited to share it with you.  It is full of 37 recipes to help you enjoy success baking this Christmas season.  In this special e-book, I am sharing a collection of gluten free Christmas favorites including recipes for sugar cookies, peanut butter blossoms, gingerbread cookies

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Banana Applesauce Streusel Muffins ~ Gluten Free

Gluten Free Mama’s delicious Banana Applesauce Streusel Muffins make for a delicious light breakfast or mid-morning snack.  The banana and applesauce are a natural sweetener to these muffins and the streusel topping will delight the taste buds.  I made a batch up and between my children, all teenagers and their

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Chocolate Whoopie Pies ~ Gluten Free

A few years ago, I was in Pasadena with my husband on a little husband/wife getaway.  We were walking down Colorado street and there was a little corner bakery, in fact I think it was called Corner Bakery.  We stopped there for lunch.  While trying to decide what I wanted for lunch my eyes were drawn to the bakery case where these Whoopie Pies, little cakes filled with creamy filling, were enveloping my attention.

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The Celiac Cookbook and Survival Guide & Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake!

Today I have the great privilege to introduce you to my friend Pam Jordan. Pam blogs over at I am A Celiac.  Pam has a new e-book, The Celiac Cookbook and Survival Guide which means cookbook available on the web only, available now. Pam is going to share a recipe from her book with us today! We were excited to hear that she features Gluten Free Mama FlourseUs as one of her recommended flours in her book too! Title: The Celiac Cookbook and Survival Guide It’s 9:30pm, your house is quiet, and you want a late night snack.  This is where I found myself one night.  After looking around the web I decided to make a mug cake.  You know, one of those single...

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Flathead Cherry Festival & 10 Gluten Free Cherry Recipes

Small town America is the home of the most fun street fairs, art shows, festivals and more.  In Mama’s small town of Polson, MT, is the Flathead Cherry Festival.  People drive from all over Montana to visit our little cherry festival.  It is happening in the flathead valley this weekend Saturday and Sunday, everything from booths with Made in Montana products, cherry themed booths and baked goods,  lemonade and food carts, people watching, oh and we can’t forget to mention the Cherry Olympics!  The Cherry Olympics include Pit Spitting, Stem Tying, Pie Eating and a Cook-off!  So in honor of my humble little towns fabulous Cherry Festival, I am including my recipe for Gluten Free Chocolate Cherry Muffins and 9...

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Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cheesecake with Dark Chocolate Espresso Crust

Today I have for you a Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cheesecake with Dark Chocolate Espresso Crust. I have been craving cheesecake and I remember eating chocolate chip cheesecake from way back in my early 20’s, so I thought I would make one for you this week. I baked it with a Dark Chocolate Espresso flavored crust, like a pie crust. I know pie crust is not the traditional “cheesecake crust”, but I needed something and didn’t want to spend $7 on a box of gluten free Oreos that don’t taste that good and make a crust out of them. So I thought outside the box and let me tell you, this is good. No, actually, it is DELICIOUS! Super easy...

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Gluten Free Dark Chocolate Espresso Zucchini Cake

Can you say Yum?!?!  Well you will after tasting this Dark Chocolate Espresso Zucchini Cake!  It is delicious.  No need to fret about what to do with those garden zucchini’s anymore.  When life gives you zucchini’s, make zucchini cake! I was blessed by a bounty of zucchini this year from some good friends.  When I say bounty, I mean bounty!  So, I am having a blast using it up, making new recipes and of course my old time favorite’s like zucchini fritters too!  In my first cookbook, Gluten Free Mama’s Best Baking recipes, only available on Amazon now, and my second cookbook, In the Kitchen wtih Gluten Free Mama, you can find tons of great zucchini recipes.  I will list...

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Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Muffins

After a long drive through the mountains of Montana this weekend, I found myself staring at the beautiful landscape beginning to change to colors of rich yellow, deep orange, and rust brown.  It was so beautiful and that was just the beginning!  No matter what part of the country you find yourself in right now, you may be noticing the changing of seasons. To welcome Fall in, I can’t think of a better time to introduce you to Heartland Gourmet’s Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Muffin Mix.  Don’t worry if you aren’t gluten free, we have a regular version too!  Today though, I enjoyed making our gluten free version.  They made my house smell like fall and were wonderfully moist and...

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60+ Gluten Free Pumpkin Recipes From Gluten Free Bloggers

I love this time of year, because of PUMPKIN!  There are so many baked recipes you can make with pumpkin from brownies to breads to cheesecakes and more.  I gathered a variety of gluten free pumpkin recipes from my gluten free blogger friends and have put them for you all in this one great place.  Browse through the pictures and click on and follow the bloggers you like.  Remember that bloggers always love to hear from their followers, so if you make a recipe and like it, comment on their blog or share it on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.  They work very hard to bring you these recipes, so when they hear you like the recipe it is very rewarding....

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Gluten Free-Back to School Tips

One of my least favorite days of the year is the first day of school. Saying goodbye is hard enough. When your child has a food allergy/intolerance or medical condition it can add another level of worry and preparation for heading back to school. Here are some ideas, steps and tips that I’ve picked up over the years that have helped our family and can hopefully help yours 1. Inform the teacher/school/school nurse of your child’s allergy/intolerance. This one seems obvious and simple but I’ve been surprised at the different reactions I’ve gotten from teachers over the years. Some have jumped right in, communicated and always advocated for my child. Some are annoyed at having to worry about one more...

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