Sunday, August 26, 2007

GF Yellow Cake - Coconut Cupcakes

These are amazing! I wanted to show in this picture the texture, and the coloring, which was perfect! These cupcakes were everything I remember of my pre-gluten-free days! Everyone who I shared them with loved them as well!
I adapted the recipe from my sacred "Life Tastes Good Again" cookbook, by the ladies at

Here goes:

*Adapted* Yellow Cake (shortening based)

1 c. Featherlight mix
1/2 c. GF mix
1/2 tsp. xanthan gum
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. unflavored gelatin
1 1/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. shredded coconut
/12 c. shortening
3/4 c. milk
1 tsp. lemon juice
2 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 375. Grease and flour cupcake pan (if using liners, grease them as well).
Combine flour mixes, xanthan gum, baking powder, salt, gelatin, sugar and coconut. Add shortening, and mix w/ electric mixer until crumbled.
Combine the milk, lemon juice and vanilla. Add to dry ingredients. Beat on low to medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping sides occasionally. Add the eggs and beat 2 minutes more.
Pour batter into pan.
Bake for 18 minutes (at high altitude), or 14 minutes for mini cupcakes.
Frost and enjoy.

Be sure to grease whatever baking pan you use, that was the only problem I had w/ mine. I didn't have enough pam to cover the whole pan, and some got stuck inside.
These are great without any frosting!
Next time I make them I will use 1 c. sugar, it was just a bit overly sweet for my taste.

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