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Rose and Chocolate Cake Donuts

Rose and Chocolate Cake Donuts

You know sometimes, you just need to hunker down and eat donuts. Because… well, just because! :)

This past week has been amazing with the sunny weather and warming outside. The daffodils are starting to peep out and all is chirpy and joyous! The robins are back and even though we chopped down the bush that they built their nest last year, I spied them making a new home a little away from the house, in a bush along the driveway. I love the sound of their chirps as they flit across and if you listen closely on a quiet morning you can hear the voice of their fluttering wings. It is a beautiful thing. Spring is almost here!! Yay!

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Gluten Free Carrot Cake-Do(ugh)-Nuts + Blood Orange Cream Frosting

Gluten Free Carrot Cake-Do(ugh)-Nuts + Blood Orange Cream Frosting

Carrot cake is quite popular in my house. Consequently, several variations of it feature on this blog as well like frosted layered cakes to mini cakes to cup cakes and more. But, none of them have been gluten free, well, because I did not need to. I need to now.

So, recently, when the desire to have carrot cake set in again, it was the perfect opportunity to test how the recipe work when the chemistry of flour ingredients are changed on their head. Fortunately, I struck gold with the first recipe I tried and it was also the one that had worked best for regular flour and has been particularly popular with readers.

In this post, I catalog some of the factors that I work with when transforming recipes with regular flour to gluten free creations in my kitchen. In this recipe, I used a blend of oat and almond flours, which, I think works wonders for sweet stuff.

Continue reading to find out why and get the recipe for these adorable cake-do-nuts!

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