Monday, July 4, 2011

Grandma Dot's (Gluten Free) Pound Cake

This is a half pound cake.  If halving the recipe, bake for approximately 40 minutes.

Ok, so I couldn't quite have the 4th of July without making my mom's pound cake.  This is the cake she used to make for all our birthdays, Memorial Day, and the 4th of July.  This was my first try at making it gluten free, and I'd say it was very successful.

1 pound (4 sticks) butter, softened
3 cups sugar
6 eggs
4 cups flour (I used 3 cups Bob's Red Mill GF Flour mix and 1 cup rice flour)
1 Tbs baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup coffee
2 tsp. vanilla

Pre-heat oven to 350
Cream together butter and sugar
Beat in eggs one at a time
In a separate bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt
Mix the vanilla in with the coffee
Stir the dry and wet mixture alternately into the sugar mixture by hand, beginning and ending with the dry
Pour the batter into a well greased bundt pan
Bake for 1 hour - 1.5 hours

For some reason when I make this cake with regular flour it cooks an hour and gluten free it takes nearly an hour and a half.  Check it after an hour.  Take it out when a knife comes out clean.

Top with berries and whipped cream or ice cream.  Enjoy!

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