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Gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free cake?

padraigin Aug 16, 2007 04:34 PM

My boyfriend and I are on a 'cleanse' diet as a part of my naturopathic treatment, but it's his birthday this weekend and I'd really like to make him a cake if I can.

I have no idea if it's even possible with how much we can't eat right now (I don't have a lot of cooking/baking experience), but we made some wonderful cookies the other day, so I thought it might be!

Anyway we can't have the following:
gluten
dairy
sugar
any sweetener but stevia (including molasses, honey etc)
strawberries, grapefruit, banana, melon, oranges
any oil but extra virgin olive oil
eggs
corn, potato, or soy based products

The cookes we made had:
sweet potatoes
rice flour
tapioca flour
gluten-free/corn-free baking powder
olive oil
stevia
apple juice

Any suggestions would really be appreciated!

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    laurendlewis RE: padraigin Aug 16, 2007 04:47 PM

    I think that a piece of fruit with a candle in it might be your only choice. Or delay the bday celebration until another time... Or make the cookies again.

    Sounds rough.

    1. amy_rc RE: padraigin Aug 16, 2007 04:52 PM

      Can I ask about your cookies?

      1. Paladar RE: padraigin Aug 16, 2007 05:17 PM

        Try this blog:
        http://glutenfreegirl.blogspot.com/20...

        1. padraigin RE: padraigin Aug 16, 2007 05:51 PM

          hmm, i'd thought i might be limited to the fruit and a candle idea!

          we found the cookies here: http://www.quinlanfaris.com/?p=65

          thanks for the website suggestion!

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            jsaimd RE: padraigin Aug 16, 2007 06:53 PM

            hmmm... I have a friend who's son is allergic to most of those things, except sugar...and for his b-day she just makes a allergen free version of rice crispie treats (he is mildly allergic to marshmallows, but heh the kids got to live!).

            Anyway, I have never cooked with stevia, so I don't know. But you could make a nut based crust...oh can you have prunes or raisins? If so, blend some with some nuts and salt and blind bake - watch carefully! Fill with some wonderful fresh nectarines, and top with some whipped coconut cream (the thick stuff on the top of the coconut milk can). (you may want to google how to do this - I saw it in a allergy cookbook once).

            1. Emme RE: padraigin Aug 16, 2007 10:58 PM

              can you have egg replacement? if not, try http://www.recipezaar.com/104832 for an egg replacement

              GF SELF-RISING FLOUR
              2 tablespoons tapioca flour
              enough white rice flour to make it up to 1 cup
              1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
              1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
              1 teaspoon xanthan gum OR guar gum
              OR pre-gel starch

              CARROT CAKE
              2 c. self-rising flour (the substitute above
              )1 tsp. cinnamon
              Nutmeg and/or cloves to taste
              3 c. grated carrots
              2 c. sugar--the stevia equivalent
              1/2 c. olive oil
              1/2 c. sweet potato puree
              4 eggs- use Ener-G to replace 2 eggs and the ground flaxseed mixed with water for the other two eggs

              Mix wet ingredients and carrots together; sift dry ingredients and combine, then bake.

              OR

              use this recipe and turn into a cake if you can have amaranth? http://www.bobsredmill.com/recipe/det...

              OR

              Otherwise how about
              apple/pear granita
              grilled fruit

              1. nicole3139 RE: padraigin Jun 7, 2011 06:35 AM

                you could change the agave syrup to stevia then there you have your double chocolate cherry cheesecake (but! it's not made with any dairy. my little joke is: cheesecake not cheesecake.)
                p.s. my diet is even harder!
                p.p.s. in joy!

                Ingredients

                Crust:

                1/2 cup Navitas Naturals Cacao Powder
                1 Tbsp. Navitas Naturals Cacao Nibs
                1 3/4 cup Nuts of choice
                1/8 tsp. Himalayan Crystal Salt
                3/4 tsp. Cherry extract
                3/4 cup Raisins
                Filling:

                3/4 cup Navitas Naturals Cacao Powder
                3 cup Navitas Naturals Cashews soaked 1-2 hours, drained
                1/3 cup Raw agave syrup
                6 Dates, pitted
                1/2 cup Fresh lemon juice
                1/4 cup Water
                2 tsp. Cherry extract
                1 cup Coconut oil
                Coulis:

                1 bag Frozen berries (cherries would be optimal but any will do!)
                1/4 cup Raw agave syrup
                dash Fresh lemon juice
                pinch Cinnamon
                Directions

                Crust directions: Grind the nuts, Navitas Naturals Cacao nibs and salt in a food processor (fitted with the ā€œSā€ blade) until coarsely ground. Add the cherry extract and Navitas Naturals Cacao powder and pulse to combine. Add the raisins and process until the mixture sticks together when gently pressed between your fingers. Press into the bottom of an 8 or 9-inch round spring-form pan. Place in the freezer while you make the filling.

                Filling directions: Using a food processor (fitted with the ā€œSā€ blade), process the Navitas Naturals Cashews, agave, dates, lemon juice and water until creamy (3-5 minutes). You might need to stop and scrape down the sides a couple of times. Add the cherry extract, coconut oil and Navitas Naturals Cacao powder and process until creamy. Pour the filling into the spring-form pan and freeze the cheesecake so it sets. Let thaw for up to an hour or more before eating.

                Coulis directions: Blend all of the ingredients together.

                1. Jay F RE: padraigin Jun 7, 2011 07:35 AM

                  What's the point?

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                    Isolda RE: Jay F Jun 7, 2011 08:50 AM

                    I agree with Jay. Why not wait until the regimen you are on is done before having a cake? There really is no point to nasty cake and one without sweetener, or even with fake sweetener, would be just that, I'm afraid.

                    Once your treatment has had its desired effect, then you'll really have something to celebrate.

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