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For my birthday, I started out wanting a mint chocolate chip ice cream cake with chocolate cake.  Since I get migraines from chocolate, that wasn’t the best craving.  So I moved on to wanting some other kind of ice cream cake.  However, my friends convinced me through a Facebook discussion thread that I wanted cinnamon cake with homemade peach ice cream instead.  Thank heavens for friends who can get your creative juices flowing when you’re lacking for ideas!

The peach ice cream is ok, but not as great as we were hoping.  My older son and I both agree that next time we want peach sorbet instead.  The cinnamon cake, though, was really good.  All my gluten eating children felt this recipe was a “keeper.”

GFDF Cinnamon Cake

2/3 cup organic sugar
¼ cup organic palm shortening
1 teaspoon organic GF vanilla extract
2 large organic eggs
½ cup organic rice milk
3/8 cup organic brown rice flour
3/8 cup organic tapioca starch
3/8 cup almond meal
3/8 cup sorghum flour
3/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
½ teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon organic ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon organic powdered sugar
½ teaspoon organic ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350F.  Oil an 8×8” pan and set aside.  (I used organic canola oil.)

In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, palm shortening, and eggs.  Add in all of the remaining cake ingredients and stir thoroughly.  Pour into the pan, and bake for about 25 minutes at 350F.

Mix together the powdered sugar and ½ teaspoon cinnamon.  Before serving, sift the cinnamon sugar mixture over the top of the cake.