Gluten Free Lemon Pound Cake

On this rainy afternoon, I was craving some cake, but was looking for something grain free and little to no sugar.  I came across an old recipe for a gluten free almond flour pound cake.  I changed it up a little and added some lemon vitality essential oil.  Can you say… yum?

Totally delicious, moist, and satisfying to the sweet tooth.  It was quite simple.  I love that word these days, simple.  With our busy lifestyle and my limited time in the kitchen, I want things that are simple.   I like choosing ingredients that are a little more on the healthy side.

This  is one of those dump and stir type recipes, keeping it easy for you. 🙂

Gluten Free Lemon Pound Cake
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12 servings
Ingredients
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup Stevia (powdered) or other sugar substitute
  • 3½ ounces cream cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 8 drops Young Living Lemon Vitality oil (or zest of one lemon)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cream together butter and stevia add each ingredient in order and mix well between each.
  3. Pour into a loaf pan and bake 30 minutes or until golden brown on top and knife comes out clean.

I love cooking with my vitality essential oils from Young Living,** but you can always use the zest of the lemon instead.  That is where the lemon oil comes from, the zest from the lemon is actually lemon essential oil.  Cool, huh?  The essential oil is just much more concentrated.  So a little goes a long way.

**be sure when cooking with your essential oils you only use the purest essential oils and ones that are GRAS certified.  I cannot vouch for other essential oil companies and can only be confident in the purity of Young Living, so when cooking with essential oils, I don’t recommend substituting with other brands.  If you would like to get started with Young Living, I would love for you to and you can do so here.

Let me know how you like it!   We are sure enjoying it!

Gluten Free Baking Giveaway

giftsetWho would like to win these fabulous baking utensils?  That's right!  One lucky winner can get this great prize pack sent to your doorstep.

How would you like to bake some…..

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rockyroadThese fabulous recipes and more can be made with these gluten free mixes from Betty Crocker

productConvenience….it is a beautiful thing.  Gluten free is not always easy.  This summer has proved so as we travel and celebrate birthdays of friends and have summer get togethers.  So I love these mixes because they make my life easier.  🙂  I love that I can go into the grocery store and purchase a mix to make gluten free treats for my family to enjoy.  I love that I don't always have to make brownies or cakes and cookies from scratch.  I am so thankful to the companies who take the time to develop these products for us!

This is what it looks like at my house as we make gluten free goodies…..

bakingkidsWays you can enter to win the baking prize pack….

Please leave a separate comment for each of the following that you choose to do.  Each comment will become a separate entry.  Good Luck!

Leave a comment of your favorite Betty Crocker mix

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This contest begins June 24th and will end on Friday, June 28, 2013

Disclosure:  The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through My Blog Spark. I was given a baking set in hopes that I would blog about the product.  As always, thoughts and opinions are all my own.

 

Bob’s Red Mill Brown Rice Flour as low as $1.87/bag

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I am out of brown rice flour so thought I would check prices and found that Amazon has Bob's Red Mill brown rice flour for as low as $1.87/bag!  This is definately a stock up price! 
On sale for $8.80 for 4 (24oz bags)

If you choose subscribe and save, you get free shipping, plus you save $15% so your price goes down to $7.48 which makes it $1.87 a bag!  Score!

 

Better Batter Special Discounts for Celiac Awareness Month!

In celebration of Celiac Awareness Month, Better Batter is offering special discounts on your purchases!  The more you buy, the more you save! 

Use code CELIABRATIONx2r1 to save 5% on orders of $7.50 or more

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Idea:  You can go in on orders with friends in your community and save more as well as save on shipping! 

You can go here to place an order!  Happy Celiac Awareness Month!

Jules Gluten Free Flour Buy 2 Get 1 Free!

This is a great deal on Jules gluten free all purpose flour! 

Now through January 12th, you can get 3 bags for the price of 2! 

Go here to get yours!

Jules Gluten Free flours have a 15 month shelf life.

Like Jules Gluten Free products?   Well, you would be happy to know that she is coming to Birmingham, AL for our expo!

 

Smokin Hot Deal on Kitchen Aid Mixers Today at Amazon!

This is a really hot deal on Kitchen Aid Mixers!  I paid a little more than this for mine 2 years ago.  It has been my BEST kitchen purchase since going gluten free!  Right now you can get this Professional 600 series 6 quart standing mixer for $209.99 after mail in rebate plus FREE shipping!  Two years ago, I bought this for myself, wrapped it up and put it under the Christmas tree for me!  Thank you Santa!

To purchase the silver mixer go here.

To purchase the cinnamon mixer go here.

Total Recipe Disaster

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My kids wanted chocolate chip cookies tonight but I was out of my gluten free all purpose flour mix.  I had yellow cake mix and chocolate chips.  I should have just made the cake the right way and added choc. chips instead of trying to make it like cookies.  This is the problem experimenting with gluten free mixes/flours.  Such an expensive mess up!  And my house smells like burned cookies and is smoky from the spillover : (

Rudi’s Gluten Free Baking Contest

Want to win a trip to Colorado?  Want to be featured in an online cooking show and be featured in a national media ad for Rudi’s?  Find out how!
From Rudi’s Website:
Start your ovens, because we’re excited to announce the Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery Unbelievably Good Gluten-Free Recipe Contest! Because we’re so inspired by the passion and creativity from you, the gluten-free community, we want you to share your gluten-free culinary masterpieces for a chance to win a free trip to our hometown, Boulder, Colo., to star in your own online cooking show and be featured in a national media advertisement for Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery!
Today through May 20, you can enter your recipe at the Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery Facebook page in the recipe contest tab. We want you to get creative with gluten-free bread to create some ter-RUDI-ific gluten-free recipes. The only requirements are:
1. The recipe must be gluten-free.

2. The recipe must include at least one product from the Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery line (Original, Multigrain and Cinnamon Raisin Breads, Multigrain Hamburger Buns and Hot Dog Rolls, and Original Pizza Crusts).
So, what are you waiting for? You have until May 20, 2011 to submit, and online voting will continue through June 6, 2011. The top 10 fan favorites, determined by the number of Facebook votes, will receive a $250 gift card to Williams-Sonoma, Rudi’s swag, and a chance for your recipe to be chosen as a top three finalist.
The top three finalists win a trip for two to Boulder, Colo., home of Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery, where they will compete in the Final Recipe Cook-Off at Restaurant 4580 on June 24, 2011 for the grand prize. Sounds unbelievably good to me!
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