Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Coca-Cola Cake KO'd by Canine


I made a delicious Coca-Cola Cake as per Gluten A Go Go's wonderful recipe. This cake is moist, chewy (as most gluten-free cakes I bake don't seem to be) and has a great, exotic flavor. The Turbinado sugar crystals also give a nice crunch to the cake. I substituted equal amounts of cornstarch for arrowroot powder and xanthan gum for the kudzu powder called for by Sheltie Girl, Head Baker at Gluten a Go Go, and this seemed to work out just fine.

All humans in the family gave this cake a thumbs up when I served it for dessert. Unfortunately, a certain thumbless member of the pack

got her snout under the cake cover during the night and gobbled up and licked a third of the remaining deliciousness. It is a testament to the delectability of Sheltie Girl's creation that we all just cut off the dog-slobbered part and chowed down on it the next day. It's that good.

This chapter in my Adventures in Gluten-Free Baking was brought to you by Sea over at the Book of Yum who is hosting an Adopt A Gluten-Free Blogger Event to get us all trying out some new recipes. Gluten A Go Go has lots of great recipes, particularly for baked goods, as well as wealth of interesting links and articles, and I would urge you to check it out. Thanks Sea and Sheltie Girl!

3 comments:

Sheltie Girl said...

Rachel - You crack me up! Your thumbless family member obviously has a sweet tooth, not to mention a killer "woe is me" look. She's a beautiful girl with lots of lovely eye liner...for enhancing her lovely brown eyes.

I'm delighted you enjoyed the cake. It is a hit around our house too. My kids want me to make it just so they can watch the volcano effect when you add the cola to the cake.

Thanks for trying out one of my recipes and thanks to Sea too for thinking of a fun event.

Sheltie Girl

Rachel Jagareski, Old Saratoga Books said...

Hey Sheltie Girl:

Thanks for your kind words about the lovely, if occasionally naughty, Martha mutt. I guess it's my fault for not hiding this cake in a better location. What a great recipe; my daughters want me to make it again soon! I will have to do so after I purchase a cast iron cake saver.

-Rachel

Sheltie Girl said...

Rachel - I was showing my daughter your beautiful Martha girl and noticed your comment about a cast iron cake saver. Should you ever find one...let me know. I'll tell my brother. His beagle is truly a "hound" for food and a creative bandit.

Sheltie Girl @ Gluten A Go Go