3 cups Gluten Free Flour blend + 1 teaspoon xanthan gum (omit if using a cup-for-cup flour blend)
2 cups sugar
6 tablespoons Dutch Processed Cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons Gluten Free vanilla extract
2 cups cold orange juice
zest of 1/2 a medium-sized orange
Orange Zest Whipped Cream
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
more orange zest, for garnish
Heat oven to 375°F.
Mix the flour, sugar, cocoa, xanthan gum, baking soda and salt together in a large bowl. With a hand mixer on low speed beat in the olive oil, vinegar, vanilla, zest and orange juice until smooth. Pour the mixture into ramekins lightly greased with butter.
Bake for 25 – 30 minutes or until a cake skewer inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Do not overbake the cake. They should be slightly firm to the touch.
Cool before topping with Orange Zest whipped cream & drizzling with a bit more Olive Oil. Garnish with Orange Zest
¼ cup, plus 2 Tbls. butter (must be butter!)
1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
¾ cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla
Dash of salt
¾ cup milk
3 cups sliced and peeled fresh or fresh-frozen peaches (can use more!)
Pre-heat oven to 350-degrees. Melt butter in a two-quart baking dish in the oven. While it is melting, combine ¾ cup sugar, flour, baking powder and salt; add milk and vanilla, and stir until mixed. Pour batter over melted butter in baking dish, but do not stir.
Combine peaches and remaining ½ cup sugar; spoon over batter. Do not stir. Sprinkle a cinnamon and sugar mixture on top, if you like. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour (60- minutes). Makes six-to-eight servings. This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled for use in larger baking pans.
NOTE: Tastes best if made with fresh California peaches! But you can use fresh-frozen peaches. To freeze, take fresh peaches in-season, peel and slice, rinse in a “Fruit Fresh” bath or lemon juice bath to help preserve color. Drain, sprinkle with sugar, if you like, and place desired quantity in a freezer bag. Lay flat, and squeeze air out of bag and seal. Lay flat in the freezer. To use, simply defrost and eat immediately or use to make cobbler, pie, fruit smoothies, etc.
Tastes great with ice cream! You can enjoy fresh peaches year-round!