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!

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!

GFCFSF Cooking Demonstration April 16th

Basket of organic vegetables at littleclove.com Pictures, Images and Photos

Go ahead and mark your calendars for April 16th for a GFCFSF Cooking Demonstration.

It is put on by TACA (Talk About Curing Autism)

Where:  Organic Harvest

Time:  April 16, 2011 6:00-8:00 p.m.

There will be sampling of different foods and store tours will be available.

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