Gluten-free poppyseed cake is a light and delicious dessert that will have all who try it, coming back for more!This gluten-free poppyseed cake is one of my favorite sweet treats. It is great as a dessert or served in a bowl with milk for an extra special breakfast.
Growing up, this gluten-free poppyseed cake was one of the only cakes I enjoyed. I would always look forward to having my step mama Sheila make it for me when I would go visit my birth dad. She knew that I loved it and was so thoughtful to make it (along with her incredible gingerbread men at Christmas time) specifically for me. This little act of kindness made me feel super special.
This gluten-free poppyseed cake is so addictive and delicious that everyone will be coming back for more! It is made from scratch and is a dessert that you will treasure for years to come just like I have.
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Gluten-Free Poppyseed Cake
- 2 1/2 C sugar
- 1/4 C cornstarch
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 C sorghum flour
- 2/3 C white rice flour
- 2/3 C brown rice flour
- 2 T coconut flour
- 1 T baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1/8 tsp. cream of tartar
- 1 1/2 tsp. xanthan gum
- 1 tsp. gelatin
- 1 C water
- 1/2 C oil
- 4 Eggs
- 2 T gluten-free vanilla extract
- 2 T gluten-free almond extract
- 2 T poppy seeds
- 2 T butter
- 2 T sugar
- Preheat oven to 350°
- Mix together everything but the poppy seeds, 2 T butter and 2 T sugar making sure not to over mix
- Stir in poppy seeds gently by hand
- Butter and sugar the bottom of a bundt or angel food cake pan with 2 T butter and 2 T sugar
- Pour cake mix into the pan and bake 35-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean
- Let the cake cool then gently removed slices from the pan
- Enjoy as is or with a glaze of powdered sugar and milk mixed to your desired consistency. It can also be enjoyed in a bowl with milk.
Now, back when I enjoyed it in their home, it wasn’t gluten-free. I wasn’t diagnosed with celiac disease until I was an adult. It was one of the first recipes I wanted to adapt to meet my new dietary needs. Luckily, my mamma Tana is an incredible baker so she helped me do just that. I was thrilled that it tasted just like the nostalgic dessert I remembered but now it was a gluten-free poppyseed cake.
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