I've been tweaking my GFCF cake recipes and boy I think I've come up with a winner. When Bella made her First Holy Communion last month, I ordered a professional made GFCF cake from Jill at Sweet Gluten Free in Bridgeport, CT. The cake was TO DIE FOR. Moist chocolate cake with a melt in your mouth coconut oil based frosting and just look at the carefully cut fondant letters and hand crafted flowers. Kimmy loves to bake. Kimmy can not make a cake look that even and professional. This is the PROFESSIONALLY MADE cake below. See it's gleaming perfection. It's dreamy, isn't it?
Gianna's birthday (14!) is on July 11 (yes, my 7/11 Slurpee girl!) and I ordered a cake from Jill. But, I still need to bake cakes on a regular basis. Yes, I said NEED. Baking is my Xanax, OK?
1 Box Betty Crocker GF yellow cake mix (double the recipe for a 2 layer cake)
1 stick Earth Balance shortening softened
Jones All Natural Cream Soda
Slowly add remaining sifted powdered sugar (yes you can skip the sifting if you must, harumph)
If piping the frosting - say onto cupcakes, keep frosting slightly firm. Softer for spreading.