Gluten-free Pecan Cake

Gluten free pecan cake with an orange blossom water and pecan syrup.

Cake

Ingredients:

  • 1 c sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 c pecan oil
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 c brown rice flour
  • 2 c pecan flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum

 

Preparation:

  1. In a mixing bowl, cream the sugar and eggs.
  2. When doubled in volume, add the oil, milk vanilla and lemon juice and beat until frothy.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and beat on medium setting for 5 minutes.
  4. Let batter sit for about 5 minutes to thicken.
  5. Pour into oiled and floured baking dish and bake at 350F for about 25 minutes.
  6. Top with Syrup immediately after removing from the oven.

Syrup

Ingredients:

  • 1 c water
  • 1 c sugar
  • 3 tbsp orange blossom water
  • 1/2 pecan pieces

 

Preparation:

  1. Add sugar to pan and slowly pour water over the top.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook until clear.
  3. Add the pecans and orange blossom water and boil until syrup becomes a dark caramel color (about 5 minutes).

Image courtesy of Chef Darryl Holliday