What I really want is a giant cupcake...

This wheat free thing...I'm telling you it is hard. Everything has wheat in it. Well, except stir fry, salad (hold the croutons and bread stick side), and chicken over rice. That's all I've been eating. I guess I had a brat rolled in ketchup and onions the other day...

Don't get me wrong, the food is delicious...but Britta keep taunting me with her cupcakes and I've been thinking about them all morning...hang on, i've got to wipe the drool...

Bring on the wheat free recipes! I need some variety...and some desserts that I can actually have.


Sam said...

Will YUMMY chocolate cake do the trick!? :)

Wheat-Free Chocolate Cake

Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Serves: 12

Lillian Recktenwald of Murphys has become allergic to wheat in the past few years. She was hoping someone had wheat-free recipes for baked goods.

Today's recipes come from Kathleen Pitts of Gold River. This recipe calls for 1¾ cups of rice flour, which contains no gluten. If you do not have celiac disease, you can substitute ¾ cup of spelt flour for ¾ cup of the rice flour.

Spelt is related to wheat but has less gluten. So baked goods made with spelt flour won't rise as high as those made with wheat flour. If you have celiac disease, do not use spelt. (Celiac disease is a disease in which ingesting gluten triggers an autoimmune response, damaging the small intestine.) The reduced amount of gluten in spelt might seem well-tolerated, but it can still cause damage.

Pitts has made this cake using rice flour alone and using rice and spelt. She says they're both good.

There are two types of spelt flour, whole grain and white. Pitts uses white spelt flour for baking.

• Ingredients:


1¾ cups white rice flour (or 1 cup white rice flour and ¾ cup white spelt flour)

½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1¼ teaspoons baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

1¼ cups sugar

½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened

1 teaspoon almond extract (or vanilla extract)

3 eggs

1 cup milk (or almond milk, if you are dairy-intolerant)


2¼ cups powdered sugar

¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

¼ cup butter, softened

¼ teaspoon almond extract

3 tablespoons boiling water

• Instructions:

For cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9-by-13-inch baking pan. In a bowl, combine flour(s), cocoa, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in almond extract and eggs. Add flour mixture and milk, alternating, to the sugar mixture. Beat well after each addition. Beat the batter for about 30 seconds more on high until the batter looks like chocolate whipped cream. Pour mixture into prepared baking pan.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Check frequently toward the end so it doesn't overbake. Cool. Frost with chocolate frosting.

For frosting: Mix powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Add butter, almond extract and boiling water. Beat with electric mixer until combined. Beat for one additional minute on medium speed. Spread on cooled cake.

Note: If you have celiac disease, do not use spelt flour, which contains gluten. Instead, use rice flour, which is gluten-free.

• Per serving: 374 calories; 5 grams protein; 59 grams carbohydrates; 14 grams fat (9 saturated, 4 monounsaturated, 1 polyunsaturated); 87 milligrams cholesterol; 257 milligrams sodium; 2 grams fiber; 39 grams sugar; 34 percent calories from fat

Lindsay said...

i know it's not a dessert, but hummus is pretty good. you could have it on veggies or corn chips (REALLY good on blue corn chips) or black bean chips, as long as there's no wheat flour in them. just a thought... as for desserts, well, i'm not too sure. pudding doesn't have wheat... good luck! :)

Heather S said...

I have no wheat-free recipes.. but I just wanted to say, I love your new header!

Shannon said...

we had an allergy free potluck for jenny's son a few weeks ago...wheat being one offender. one mom made coconut rice with mango and pineapple sauce and coconut cream to top it. YEEEEUMMMY.

open a can of coconut milk and remove the cream (the solid stuff). add the milk (the liquid stuff) to the pot of rice and add enough water to cook the rice.

beat pure maple syrup into the coconut cream.

dice up mangos and fresh pineapple.

fruit over the hot rice and top with the cream.

Janelle said...

My son has celiac, so we've been wheat free for a couple years now. I can share a whole bunch of recipes if you like. There's an awesome chocolate cake mix out there....Bob's Red Mill gluten free chocolate cake. It won't disappoint. Also, Bob's all purpose flour can be substituted for flour in just about anything....pancakes, banana bread, etc. etc. Just don't try to make biscuits, that flopped big time for me. Anyway, if you want more recipes or whatever, feel free to email me. nelljorae@gmail.com

Shelley said...

It is great there are many resources out there for wheat-free living. I have a friend with celiac. She has tried things that aren't worth it and other things are great. It is good when you can communicate with others and don't have to try all of the things they have already found out are gross. Looks like you already have good sources, but if you want more, let me know and I'll get you in touch with my friend.

Darrin and Britta said...

Well now I have a new challenge... a wheat free cupcake that's still completely delectable. Let me see what I can come up with :-) Have you seen Ezekiel bread? I love it (it's in the freezer at the groc store) and that might help you with sandwiches and such. It tastes just like regular health nut bread but obviously no wheat haha.

Mindy said...

did you check out that web-site i gave you? she seems to do lots of baking. i have some recipes i can email you too.

Lis A. said...

go to Festival..or Woodmans..they have a reallly nice sized selection of mixes, cookies (which are VERY yummy) and a lot of other things that are all wheat free and some are sugar free also, i know its VERY hard to be gleutin free..i did it for almost a year..bc of health reasons..after the first month or 2 your body dosnt even want those foods and the first time you eat them you dont even like the foods anymore...i felt sooo much better when i cut glueton and sugars out of my diet but then i moved to college and the foods that were "easy" have all the bad stuff in it.haha but, i know how it feels to drool over the yummy stuff. :) but keep it up!! you wont regret it!

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