Skip to main content

Lemon Rosemary Pudding Cake


Lemon Rosemary Pudding Cake



            Gluten free flour tends to be a little dryer then regular baking flour so I try to come up with ideas that will make an extra moist cake to compensate for the dryness. This cake recipe calls for a package of pudding mix to help make the cake extra moist. It is topped with an almond buttercream frosting.



½ c. butter
3 sprigs fresh rosemary
1 ½ c. sugar, plus about a half a cup to sprinkle
3 eggs
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
1 ½ c. heavy cream
1-5 oz. package vanilla pudding mix
½ c. lemon juice
2 c. gluten free flour
¼ tsp. salt
1 ½ tsp. baking powder



For the icing:

½ stick butter
1 c. heavy cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tbsp. almond extract
2 c. confectioner’s sugar



            In a small pan on the stove melt the butter on low heat. Add the rinsed and dried sprigs of rosemary and let them barely simmer on low heat for twenty minutes. Then let the butter rest, as is, on the stove, for about two hours. Remove all of the rosemary from the butter after it has set and cooled. Pour the butter into a large mixing bowl, making sure to remove any remaining pieces of rosemary that you see. Add the sugar and mix on low speed until the butter and sugar are combined. Add the eggs and cream them into the butter and sugar. Then add the cream, vanilla, and pudding mix, blend on low speed for a minute or so until well combined. Add one cup of the flour, the baking soda, and salt, and continue mixing until well blended. Add the lemon juice and blend it in well before adding in the last cup of the flour, mix for a couple of minutes until the batter is smooth.


            Transfer the batter into two greased, round, nine-inch cake pans. Bake in a three-hundred-fifty degree oven for thirty minutes. Test with a toothpick to be sure that the cakes are done. Set aside to cool completely before icing.
            For the icing start with softened butter; place all of the ingredients in the bowl and mix well on low speed until you have the desired consistency. You can add a little extra sugar or cream if the frosting is too thick or thin. Add a few drops of food coloring if you like. Assemble your layers and ice your cake when it is cool. For a variation you could use raspberry jam as a filling instead of frosting between your layers. Enjoy!


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

20 Things…you learn after moving to Florida.

20 Things…you learn after moving to Florida.
1.There is a big difference between a roach and a palmetto bug. Real roaches are the guys from New York. They infest, they are spooky smart, they are dirty and nasty, and you have to work really hard to get rid of them. Palmetto bugs however, are big and creepy and dumb. You usually see them outside at night and they will fly right at your face. They don’t infest because they are native and they can’t survive in our AC temps. 2.Every public indoor place will always be frigid. Most of your friend’s houses will be as well. I take a sweater with me almost everywhere that I go, and if I forget to I regret it. 3.Outside of weather emergencies, weathermen are superfluous. In the rainy season, which is most of the time, there is an eighty percent chance of rain, every single day. The weather man has no idea what time it will rain, how hard, or for how long, and there is no way for him to predict it. You just have to go out there with your fingers cr…

Christmas in Florida

Christmas in Florida
December tenth today and I swam my thirty laps in the pool. It’s pretty chilly, but I don’t really feel it after the second lap. I am so grateful that I am able to keep swimming this late into the season. My body responds much better to swimming than it does to running, and I still get a great cardio work out.
This is our seventh or eighth Christmas in Florida now. To be honest, it wasn’t much of an adjustment for me. I have lived in climates where we got tons of snow. I even graduated from high school in Northern Michigan, but I really don’t miss it. I am a worrier, so snow just makes me think of bad roads and car accidents. I think snow is absolutely gorgeous, but I don’t like the cold. I would be perfectly happy if snow stayed on mountains. I would visit it to ski.
I finally convinced my husband for the first time this year that we really did not need a tree. He is partial to real ones, and I have no real love for artificial trees. Not once in all of the years…

Phineas and Ferb...the positive cartoon.

Phineas and Ferb
I wrote a story previously that went into my dislike of Sponge Bob; so to be fair I will go into my love of the cartoon Phineas and Ferb. I had been adverse to it before I watched it, because I believed that it was probably like everything else that is geared towards kids of the same age group. It is not. The cartoon is completely unique, and as all great cartoons, it is equally enjoyable for children and adults.
The first thing that caught my attention was the unbridled creativity, and innocent intelligence that the two main characters possess. The boys can do anything; the sky is the limit. I believe that this is such a wonderful message for children. We, as parents, limit our own children more than we think. When I first took my kids to their 4H Lego Robotics club, I was completely blown away. I had no idea that my kids could put some blocks together, plug them into a computer, program them, and create a moving robot. An example of kids who can accomplish anything…