White Gluten Free Fruit Cake

This recipe for gluten free fruit cake is packed with colorful, delicious, fruits—and actually tastes good. Douse it in spirits or simple syrup, or serve it fresh.

Why we make fun of fruit cake/why this recipe is no joke

I think we Americans are at fault for making fruit cake into a joke. I think we didn’t necessarily have the palate for it, but started buying it and then making it—and made it bad.

Bad fruit cake is too dense, has fruit that is cloyingly sweet, or simply isn’t to your individual tastes. Make it yourself, and you can eliminate every one of those concerns.

This is a recipe for white fruit cake, which just means that it’s blond in color, not deep brown, like dark fruit cake. I became optimistic about making a really good gluten free fruit cake only when I learned of the idea of white fruit … Read more

Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins | Quick & Easy

These moist and tender gluten free pumpkin muffins are made with simple pumpkin puree, plenty of pumpkin pie spice, and a few chocolate chips.

What makes these pumpkin muffins special

I love making pumpkin recipes with pumpkin butter, which is just pumpkin puree with added juice and warm pumpkin spices, cooked down to reduce moisture and intensify flavors. But this recipe is different.

To bake with pumpkin butter, you have to have made some (recipe linked below) or bought some, and it takes a bit of time to make. I usually have pumpkin butter in my refrigerator around this time of year, but it feels like a commodity.

Pumpkin butter also has added sugar, even if it’s unrefined pure maple syrup. And sugar is sugar.

This recipe for gluten free pumpkin muffins is made in one bowl, with no advance planning. They’re not particularly high in sugar (3/4 cup in … Read more

Gluten Free Gingerbread Cake

Moist and tender gluten free gingerbread cake, perfectly spiced and ready for the holidays or any time at all. Make this easy snack cake in one bowl!

A simple recipe, really

I first developed the recipe for this gluten free gingerbread cake way, way back in 2011. All these years later, the recipe still works exactly as written. I’m usually a hopeless tinkerer, but this cake is undeniable, just as it is.

If you look at the list of ingredients, at first glance it might seem a bit long. But this is one of those dump-’em-in one after the other recipes, with the batter made in one large bowl. You don’t even have to mix the wet ingredients together with the dry until everything has been added.

The recipe calls for 2 full teaspoons of each ground cinnamon and ground ginger. But the spices are perfectly balanced with honey, maple … Read more

Gluten Free Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes

Moist and tender gluten free cinnamon roll cupcakes have all the flavor of the best cinnamon roll, made quick and easy in a muffin tin.

The flavor that unites us

You know how some people are chocolate people, and others are vanilla people? Well, almost everyone is a cinnamon-sugar person (I’m sure some of you hate the stuff, but I’ve yet to hear about it—and readers aren’t usually shy about sharing what they don’t like!).

We have plenty of recipes for cinnamon rolls here on the blog, but there is rolling and shaping involved in every single one of them. These gluten free cinnamon roll cupcakes are for those times when you just can’t be bothered to roll and shape! 

The tops have a lightly crunchy cinnamon-sugar crust, and the cake is tender and buttery and not-too-sweet. Inside, there’s a perfect cinnamon-sugar swirl. But I promise it’s simple to do.… Read more

Gluten Free Apple Bread

This recipe for gluten free apple bread is an easy quick bread made from scratch with rich apple butter and all the right warm spices.

When you think of apple bread (do you think of apple bread?), you may imagine a quick bread (which is really more like a cake in loaf form, just with a slightly firmer crumb) with chunks of apple in it. I’ve got something even better for you, though.

This apple bread is made with less butter than you might imagine combined with rich, thick, sweet, and spicy apple butter. Apple butter isn’t like nut butter, which is mostly fat (not that fat isn’t lovely; it is!). It’s everything that applesauce wanted to be, and failed. Sorry applesauce! Love you still!

I make my own apple butter (recipe link below), like I make my own pumpkin butter, because it’s way cheaper and always better. But you … Read more