No problem. This is one you might want to try even if you don’t care so much about staying away from gluten or sugar. I had a yen for real yellow cake, like my mom and Aunt Frostie used to make, and because I’m diabetic, I don’t do either wheat flour or sugar, if I can help it. But the recipes I was finding online were a little too complicated for my kitchen; Auntie L likes fast and easy, and something you can make with what you’ve got on hand. So for me, stuff like cream of tartar and xanthan gum don’t make the cut.

This recipe makes 12 cupcakes or one layer; just double it for two layers. It’s extremely moist, so not sure how well two layers will hang together, but it’s great for a sheet cake or cupcakes.

Cupcake Pan

Mix dry ingredients together:

    • 1-1/4 cup coconut flour
    • 1/2 tsp salt (I used kosher sea salt)
    • 1/2 tsp baking soda
    • 1-1/2 tsp baking powder
    • 1 cup Just Like Sugar “Baking”

Mix wet ingredients together well, til fluffy; then add dry ingredients:

    • 1 whole egg + four egg whites
    • 1/3 cup (good!) real mayonnaise
    • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract (gluten-free, if you’re sensitive)

Ingredients

Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes; a toothpick inserted will come out clean when they’re done, and the top will be springy, but probably not brown at all.

Cupcake Top

For shortcake, unwrap and invert a cupcake on a plate. Cut it in half horizontally.

Invert

Cut in half

Layer with (sugar-free!) whipped cream, fruit — in this case, apricots stewed with lemon juice — and top with more cream, more fruit.  You could also use mascarpone, or mix mascarpone and whipped cream.

Shortcake

Isn’t it gorgeous?

– L


21 Comments

  1. Jessica Deroche via Facebook says:

    I’m gonna try this! Looks yummy!

  2. Chris Dougherty Andres via Facebook says:

    Definitely gonna make these while here with ma. Have to get the coconut flour first. Oh, of course I love all the notes AND math on the recipe! That was great!

  3. Chris Dougherty Andres via Facebook says:

    Definitely gonna make these while here with ma. Have to get the coconut flour first. Oh, of course I love all the notes AND math on the recipe! That was great!

  4. Dee Marie via Facebook says:

    Gluten free cake!! I miss cake terribly, and my only attempt at making a gluten-free one ended up in the trash. I will be trying this one! ❤

  5. Dee Marie via Facebook says:

    Gluten free cake!! I miss cake terribly, and my only attempt at making a gluten-free one ended up in the trash. I will be trying this one! ❤

  6. It would probably work fine with a good gluten-free flour, too, other than coconut flour. I’ll be trying it again with variations.

  7. It would probably work fine with a good gluten-free flour, too, other than coconut flour. I’ll be trying it again with variations.

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  8. Diana Garcia via Facebook says:

    ! Looks delish !

  9. Diana Garcia via Facebook says:

    ! Looks delish !

  10. Destiny Zestiny Elmore via Facebook says:

    Oh yummy, and I could even eat them!!

  11. Kelley Marie says:

    Looks and sounds yummy! I will have to try them out. Thanks 🙂

  12. Chrissie TheAussie via Facebook says:

    Looks delicious!

  13. Looks great…one thing though…where do I get “just like sugar” in Canada? Can I use Stevia instead?

  14. I think ill have to get my mum to make these for me!! She loves to bake, I like to cook. Ha! Thanks Auntie L xxx

  15. Tell me how they turn out for her, if she does them, k?

  16. Kim Gray Rathier, can you order from our BH store on the website? Or from Amazon/CA?

  17. Of course… There will be photos too. She’s down next week xx

  18. Excellent! Kim Gray Rathier, forgot to add that I personally don’t like Stevia, and I’ve never tried to bake with it, but google “baking with stevia” and see what you find. Try it!

  19. I’ll take a look at what I can find…if not ill try ordering from the BH store! Thanks Auntie L!! ;))

  20. I’ll take a look at what I can find…if not ill try ordering from the BH store! Thanks Auntie L!! ;))

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