Hi Guys! I hope you’re having a great week! I found the most amazing recipe for cranberry pound cake, and I’m really excited to share it with you today! Last weekend, my husband and I went through the drive-thru at Starbucks with the cuties, and they saw that delicious looking picture of the cranberry bliss bars that Starbucks rolls out at Christmastime each year.
I’m not sure whether or not I’ve mentioned that we’re a gluten free family on the blog before, but we are! I won’t get into the details, but the girls and I are all super sensitive to gluten and we have a much happier and healthier life now that we’ve kicked it to the curb :). We also have to be careful not to eat too much cake as everyone knows the effect sugar can have on your teeth, but there’s always this Dentist Louisville to help us keep on top of that.
So anyway, Jenna saw the cranberry bliss bars, and commented on how yummy they looked, and that she wished she could try one… She was a bit sad, and I wasn’t going to have that – especially at this time of year!
I remembered a recipe for cranberry pound cake that I pinned on Pinterest a couple of weeks ago, and promised to try and rework it to be gluten free this week. I crossed my fingers and hoped for the best today, because I have most definitely been fooled by amazing looking Pinterest recipes with gorgeous photos that don’t quite pan out. Well, this cake is not one of those recipes. Is it a cranberry bliss bar? No. But it is topped with white chocolate drizzle and a smattering of dried cranberries like the bliss bars are, and trust me, no one was complaining when they ate it today. This is a seriously delicious pound cake. And you’ll probably gain a pound or two eating it, but who cares! It’s almost Christmas! Just kidding, I do care and I kinda feel guilty about how amazing it was, but it was worth every calorie 🙂 This cake is super moist, and super rich, and perfect for Christmas. If you’re not gluten free you can find the original recipe here. But I’m not kidding you when I say, you can not tell this recipe is gluten free. If you have a friend who needs to eat this way, make this and you’ll both be happy. It is just an incredibly delicious cake, period!
One thing to mention before beginning. You know how when you’re baking with wheat flour, you need to be careful not to overwork the batter because you’ll end up with a dense, tough cake? Well, you don’t have that problem with gluten free baking because there’s no gluten in the batter to overwork! It’s actually beneficial to really beat the batter for a decent amount of time, to make sure that all of the flours in your blend (and the xanthan gum) is evenly distributed. Okay, that’s my tip. Here’s the recipe!
Gluten Free Cranberry Pound Cake
For the Cake:
187 grams Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Flour Blend* (that