This gingerbread cake is wheat-free, vegan and simply delicious! The heat of the ginger balances off the sweeter elements so it doesn’t feel heavy. This was only recently perfected with some experimentation.
I must give special thanks to my friend Randy for helping me ‘test’ the final cake creation. He readily agreed, well actually begged to be part of the ‘testing process,’ and even bravely suggested we try seconds and thirds ‘just to be sure.’ He then creatively suggested that it would be ‘wise’ to repeat the whole process the next day. 🙂
Being a big fan of ginger, I put lots in this cake but you can see from the ingredient list that you can put in less.
Coconut oil is actually very good for us. In tropical climates like Polynesia, Sri Lanka and the Yucatan where they have a diet high in coconut oil, the people are healthier, have less heart disease, cancer, and colon problems than unsaturated fat eaters. It is now accepted that there is good cholesterol and there are good saturated fats. Learn the 12 benefits of Coconut Oil, this newly declared an Amazing SuperFood.
Thick, dark, syrupy, sweet blackstrap molasses is more than something to make candy or cookies with; it has many benefits, from helping prevent cancer to getting rid of grey hair. It is a superfood full of health benefits. Learn the 7 Blackstrap Molasses Health Benefits.
For this recipe and all my recipes, I use Himalayan salt which is actually good for you!
Brown Rice Flour has become a staple in my wheat-free baking adding fiber and nutrition. It assists in weight loss, helps reduce cholesterol and balances energy. It is low cost and adds a somewhat dry gritty crumbly texture.
Potato Flour is high in fiber and protein and is a fine creamy white-yellow powder. It is made from dehydrated whole potatoes and is a healthy substitute for xanthan gum or guar gum. Cautions: Don’t confuse with potato starch. Use much less.
One of the binding ingredients is flax seeds which are a great substitute for eggs in baking. 9 Egg Substitutes for Tasty Vegan Baking Without Eggs.
The flaxseed has only been recognized for all the wonderful health benefits in the last few decades even though it has been cultivated for their health benefits for 5000 years! Learn all about Flaxseed and It’s Many Health Benefits and Uses.
Ginger is a wonderful superfood full of health benefits. Spicy aromatic ginger adds a unique flavour to meals and beverages. The many wonderful health benefits of ginger also cause the cells of my body to glow with gratitude. Chinese medicine and Indian Ayurvedic medicine have used ginger to help cure and prevent health problems for thousands of years. In the west, we are just learning how valuable it is.
When we think of cinnamon we usually imagine delicious pastries or a hot drink but cinnamon is also full of health benefits. These benefits are backed by valid scientific research. It is helpful from lowering “bad” HDL cholesterol levels to lowering blood sugar levels. This is for sure a valuable superfood to be included in our diet. At the bottom of this recipe, there are many recipes links for you. All of them are favourites of mine created in my kitchen.
- 3/4 cup vegetable or coconut oil
- 1/2 cup rice syrup
- 1/4 cup blackstrap molasses
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 - 1/3 cup fresh ginger grated note this is lots of ginger, you can just put 1 or 2 Tbsp
- 1 cup brown rice flour
- 1/2 cup potato flour
- 1/2 cup flax meal
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp light liquid stevia
- 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
- Combine vegetable oil, rice syrup, molasses, flax meal and ginger in a bowl.
- Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a separate bowl.
- Stir half of the flour mixture into the wet mixture.
- Mix well.
- Add water.
- When mixed well, stir in the remaining dry ingredients.
- Pour mixture into an oiled, floured 8-inch square pan.
- Bake at 400º F. for 35 to 45 minutes.
- Serve with my Sugar-free Apple sauce.
I use the flax meal as an egg replacement as this is for an egg-free vegan recipe, learn more about Eggs Substitutes.
More Wheat-free Vegan Cake Recipes
Pear Upside Down Cake -This pear upside-down cake is so yummy and it is gluten-free, dairy & egg-free too. It is made with very healthy ingredients. Pears grow in Edmonton! They are small but they are tasty and juicy. A friend lets me pick bags full of pears from his big tree. Thus, I get to make this very yummy gluten-free cake made with healthy ingredients.
Sweet Plum Cake – I love this healthy sweet plum cake that is gluten-free, dairy-free and egg-free cake. For me, it is also important that there are no unhealthy sugars and any healthy sugars be in small quantities. Being vegan is important to me.
Apple Cake is Gluten-Free & Vegan & Healthy – This apple cake is wheat-free, vegan and without all that white sugar is my kind of cake. It is egg-free too which is important as eggs are not good for me. Also, it is delicious.
If you are a fan of molasses as am check out these.
Vegan and Gluten-Free Treats with Molasses in Them
Delicious Turkish Tahini and Molasses Dessert – This tahini and molasses dessert is from Turkey which they call ‘Tahin Pekmez’. It is so easy and fast to make as it requires no cooking or no baking. All you do is mix it up and that only takes a few minutes and voila it is done! It can be eaten with a spoon, but it is a very very sweet dessert. Traditionally it is eaten with fresh crunchy bread dipped in or mixed in it.
Gingerbread Cake – Gluten free – This cake is simply delicious! The heat of the ginger balances off the sweeter elements so it doesn’t feel heavy. This was only recently perfected with some experimentation.
Indian Pudding Is Traditional, Vegan and So Yummy – This traditional Indian pudding is an old favourite of mine that I make vegan. Indian pudding is not the most beautiful of desserts but it is for sure tasty. Some people like to call it Native Indian but it seems like Indian pudding is the name for it still all over the internet.
- Learn to Bake Healthy Sweets
- Gluten-Free Healthy Baking that is Soy-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-Free, & Wheat-free
- Sinfully Delicious and Healthy Too!
- Wouldn’t it be great to eat cookies and tarts like you did as a child, innocently enjoying the sweetness and textures without worrying about the downside?