Sunday, March 20, 2011

Baby Showers...

I was asked by a friend to make her baby shower cake, after she had some of my brother-in-laws cake I made for him. It was layered chocolate and vanilla.
The reason? Because my sister can't have a lot of chocolate and I wanted her feel ok about eating it.
The chocolate cake I got out of the Rebar cookbook. The vanilla, I just googled "fluffy vanilla cake".
I then layered the cakes with a dark chocolate ganche and my mom's homemade raspberry jam.
The results? ...The new mom was pretty pleased, as well as the rest of the crowd.
Oh and of course it's Gluten-free.
I doubles the recipes for a party size cake

Chocolate Cake:

* 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
* 1 cup of Quinoa flour
* 1/2 cup Brown rice flour
* 1/2 cup cocoa
* 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
* 3/4 tsp baking powder
* 1/4 tsp salt
* 3/4 cup strong coffee
* 3/4 cup Almond milk
* 1/3 cup
* 2 eggs
* 1 tsp vanilla

Cake filling:

150g of Dark chocolate
1/2 cup of organic whipping cream

Vanilla cake:

2 large eggs, separated
1 cup Soroghum flour
1/2 cup Brown rice flour
1 tsp guar gum
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup (200 grams)organic cane sugar, divided
1 teaspoon pure vanilla
1/2 cup (120 ml) Almond milk
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar