Gluten Free Strawberry Heaven
Gluten Free Strawberry Pound Cake
Who is ready to bake the perfect gluten free strawberry pound cake? This is my favorite kind of cake to eat with a large cup of tea or coffee; perfect for a Sunday brunch snack.
The best part of this cake is that we are going to use our Sonoran Desert Organic Honey and fresh strawberries to sweeten it!
Natural ingredients, gluten free, easy to bake and certainly delicious. If you want to add some extra flavor I recommend to incorporate chunks of our Organic 72% Dark Chocolate Bars into the batter. What goes better with strawberries than chocolate!
For the pound cake please us organic!
1 cup of butter, room temperature
1 cup of superfine rice flour
1/2 cup of potato starch
1/4 cup of Tapioca Flour
1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
½ cup of Sonoran Desert Wildflower Honey
4 eggs, large organic free range
1 cup of fresh strawberries, chopped
A pinch of salt
1 teas. organic vanilla
For the glaze:
- ¾ cup of organic coconut cream
- ¼ cup of organic Sonoran Desert Wildflower Honey
- ¼ cup of fresh strawberries, chopped
- 1 teas organic vanilla
For the cake:
Preheat the oven to 325º F.
In a large bowl, add softened butter and Sonoran Desert Wildflower Honey, whisk them together until pale. You can liquefy the honey by heating the jar in water at a low temp before adding to the mix. Just make sure it is at room temperature before adding to the mix.
Incorporate eggs and salt and vanilla; using a electric mixer, into the butter and honey mixture, you need a light and fluffy consistency.
Sift into a bowl the rice flour, potato starch, tapioca flour and xanthan gum . Then slowly fold them into the batter, don’t over mix.
In another bowl, smash your fresh strawberries with honey to taste and cook on stove top on low heat until it a jam consistency.
Lightly butter a loaf pan and add parchment to the bottom. Pour half of the batter into the pan. If you don’t have a loaf pan, I recommend using a regular round pan.
In the center, add the strawberry jam and then pour the remaining batter on top.
Bake for 30 - 50 minutes or until you are able to insert a toothpick in the middle and it comes out clean.
Let it cool down before adding the glaze.
For the glaze:
Combine the coconut cream. To make the coconut cream, use organic regular canned organic coconut milk, do not use reduced fat or "lite". Put the coconut can in the refrigerator overnight. When adding to the recipe just scrape the top layer of thick coconut cream out of the can into the bowl and use the rest of the watery liquid for drinking or adding to another recipe, like curry! With an electric mixer slowly whip the coconut cream until it starts to add peaks and slowly add the Sonoran Desert Wildflower Honey.
Finally chop the strawberries and drain off any excess liquid.
Combine the strawberries into the coconut cream mixture along with the vanilla extract and cover the cooled pound cake with the strawberry glaze. You can add a drizzle of the strawberry jam to top it off.
Place the pound cake in the refrigerator until the glaze sets.