It was one of those moments where you receive an e-mail with a recipe…and you’re out of town visiting a friend, who happens to keep gluten-free goodies at her house just for you! And every ingredient needed for said recipe that caught your attention is already in her pantry, fridge, or freezer.
To me, that sounds like a sign to make something for sure. And as it is traditional for the two of us to cook at least once together when visiting…this recipe seemed to fit the bill.
And why did it catch my eye? First…the word “breakfast” was involved. We all know that my favorite meal of the day is breakfast. Secondly…the word “cake.” Yes…CAKE FOR BREAKFAST!
I have actually made this recipe twice now…and found the flour I used for it the second time (Mina’s Purely Divine Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour) worked a lot better than the Trader Joe’s Gluten Free All Purpose that we used at Jenn’s. I served this up to my parents, my sister, and my nephews…and all loved it as much as my roommate, Jenn, and I did. So…this is forever being made.
The original recipe was from Gluten Free on a Shoestring…posted by Udi’s Gluten-Free. The recipe below…is how I make it!
Cake for breakfast…it sounds so sinful, but, even more importantly…it’s delicious.
Recipe: Gluten Free Strawberry Breakfast Cake
Time: Prep 10 minutes; Bake 25 minutes
- 1-3/4 cups all-purpose gluten free flour (I used Mina’s Purely Divine Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour)
- 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature (I used Earth Balance)
- 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon vanilla Greek yogurt, (If dairy-free, use soy/almond/coconut yogurt) (you make need to add more to mix)
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1-1/4 cups fresh roughly chopped strawberries
Preheat your oven to 350°F. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan, then line it with crisscrossed sheets of unbleached parchment paper, overhanging both sides of the pan. Set the pan aside.
Make the batter.
In a large bowl, place the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar, and whisk to combine well.
Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the butter, yogurt and eggs, mixing to combine after each addition. The batter will be thick.
Add 1 cup of the chopped strawberries and mix gently until the strawberries are evenly distributed throughout the dough, taking care not to crush the strawberries.
Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and spread into an even layer with a wet spatula. Scatter the remaining 1/4 cup chopped strawberries over the top of the batter, pressing them gently into the batter.
Bake the cake.
Place the pan in the center of the preheated oven and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean and the top is very lightly golden brown (about 25 minutes). Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before lifting out by the overhung parchment paper and placing on a wire rack to cool (peeling off the parchment from the bottom of the cake if possible). Allow to cool completely before slicing into 16 squares and serving.
**NOTE: I store this in the fridge and give it a 20-30 second heat up in the microwave before eating. It is DIVINE!**
This cake is not just for breakfast, but it is a rather healthy, low-calorie, and amazingly moist and delicious way to have breakfast. Nothing better than having your cake (for brekkies) and eating it too! I was so impressed by this recipe, and totally made only a few slight adjustments to the recipe, but it came out perfect. And I intend to make it again very soon. It’s easy, it’s delicious…it’s what breakfast should be.