It’s been a couple of years since we had a good pound cake, with a fine crumb, a rich buttery taste and a golden exterior. On a whim, we purchased a box (it is a large, heavy, substantial box) of 123 Gluten Free Delightfully Gratifying Bundt Poundcake and took it home. This cake really is easy to make – you add 3 sticks of softened butter and 5 eggs, and then, and here is the fun part, you add 3/4 cup of soda (pop)! The batter is pretty heavy before you add the soda, and then things start looking like batter and it’s off to the oven in the angel food cake pan – the kind with a tube up the middle. We let it cook until it was nice and brown and the bamboo skewer we stuck in the middle came out clean. We greased the pan using the wrappers from the butter and then “floured” the pan with tapioca flour as instructed on the package.
This is a rich, bad-for-you treat is excellent on its own, and even better with a little bitter marmalade spread on a slice for breakfast. We will be trying it out in a few recipes that call for a “purchased pound cake” as well.
Update: We tried this cake again, using a tangerine soda, and added the grated zest of two lemons to the mixture. This made a much more lemony cake, and we liked it even better. Note also that the mix is expensive, but that the resulting cake is very substantial – it will last quite a while, even when sliced thinly. Unlike other gf cakes, this one is just as good, if not better, than what the glutenated world eats.
Next time, we will experiment by adding orange peel and a lot of dried currants to make a tea cake. We are very optimistic about this mix and the potential for some really great desserts.
This is A Gf-Zing! recommended product. Gf-Zing! does not verify the gluten free status of any product.