Thursday, January 16, 2014

Babycakes Donuts

Bailey recently had a birthday and Mahaley being the awesome friend that she is got her a BabyCakes cookbook! She then quickly said, "Now, bake me a cake!" Today we will show you the first recipe we made from the book!

We are lucky enough to have a  BabyCakes bakery right here in Los Angeles. Its actually a 5 minute drive from Bailey's office so office birthday parties are always gluten free and vegan! It is also not uncommon for Mahaley to show up randomly with a  box of BabyCakes goodies. 

We love BabyCakes!

Since we love them so much we decided to make something from the Cookbook on GFBF!  The Covers the Classics cookbook is a bit different from the original BabyCakes cookbook which covers the BabyCakes staples of cupcakes, pies, cakes, and cookies. This cookbook has snacks, breakfast, cakes, unique treats, and of course Donuts.


To make the Plain Cake Donut we used...

1/3 cup melted coconut oil
1 cup coconut sugar
3/4 cup white rice flour
1/3 cup garbanzo and fava bean flour
1/2 cup potato starch
1/4 cup arrowroot
11/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon Xanthan gum
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
6 tablespoons of unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup vanilla extract
1/2 cup hot water
1 donut mold

There are quite a few ingredients involved, but as long as you have everything you need, the rest is pretty simple.

We mixed up our dry ingredients, then added our wet ingredients and mixed again. After that we filled each donut mold with 2 1/2 tablespoons of batter. We baked at 325 for 8 minutes then rotated the pan and baked for 7 more.

You can choose to use any topping or no topping at all. There are plenty of options in the cookbook. We decided to go with a simple cinnamon and sugar mixture. 3/4 cup of vegan sugar and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon. After the donuts had cooled for about 5 minutes we sprinkled it on and enjoyed our creation!

Check out the video here!

We absolutely loved these donuts and are pretty excited to make some more of the BabyCakes treats! Let us know if you have any requests. If you are in NYC or LA do yourself a favor and stop by a bakery and try something. Better yet, try at least 3 things. And if you are traveling maybe save room in your carryon to being more back with you! Just saying, you wont regret it!

Let us know what you think about the recipe! We would also like to know, what is your favorite thing to pick up from your local bakery? Before or after going gluten free! If it is something from before we will  find or make a recipe to give you a delicious gluten free option!

If you would like your own copy of the BabyCakes cookbook, you can find it here!

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