Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease an 8″ square pan or 9″ round pan.
To make the topping: Whisk together the 2/3 cup brown sugar, salt, 3/4 cup flour and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Add the melted spread, stirring just until well combined. Set the topping aside.
To make the filling: Mix together 1/3 cup brown sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Set it aside.
To make the cake: Beat together the oil, eggs, granulated sugar, pumpkin, remaining spices, salt, and baking powder until smooth.
Add the 1 1/2 cups flour, stirring just until smooth.
Pour/spread half the batter into the prepared pan, spreading it all the way to the edges. If you have a scale, half the batter is about 13 1/2 ounces.
Sprinkle the filling evenly atop the batter.
Spread the remaining batter atop the filling. Use a table knife to gently swirl the filling into the batter, as though you were making a marble cake. Don’t combine filling and batter thoroughly; just swirl the filling through the batter.
Sprinkle the topping over the batter in the pan.
Bake the cake until it’s light brown on top, and a toothpick or cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean, about 40 to 45 minutes.
Remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool for 20 minutes before cutting and serving. Serve the cake right from the pan.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9-x-5″ loaf pan.
In a measuring cup, mix dairy free milk and vinegar together. Let stand about ten minutes, or until thickened.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine sugar, butter, milk mixture, vanilla, eggs and bananas until smooth.
Add flour mixture in three parts to mixer bowl until combined, then fold in chocolate chips.
Transfer batter to prepared baking pan and bake until deeply golden and a toothpick comes out clean, about 55-60 minutes. Let cool at least 10 minutes before removing from pan. Let cool completely on rack.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and grease a 9-inch pie plate.
In a glass measuring cup, mix cider vinegar with coconut milk. Let stand five minutes, or until thickened.
In a medium bowl, whisk together 1 cup flour, 1/4 cup sugar and the baking powder. Mix in the coconut milk mixture and melted spread until just combined.
In another medium bowl, toss together the berries, cherries, remaining 2 tablespoons flour and 2 tablespoons sugar.
Spoon the fruit into the prepared dish and dollop the dough over the fruit in 8 spoonfuls; sprinkle with two tablespoons sugar. Bake until the juices are bubbling and the biscuits are golden, about 35 minutes. Let cool for about 10 minutes before serving.
* you can use a light oil in place of the applesauce
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 cup applesauce*
1/4 cup dairy free milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups gluten free Bisquick
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup blueberries
Preheat the oven to 350°F (or 175 °C) and line a muffin pan with 12 paper liners.
In a large bowl stir together the mashed bananas, melted butter, milk, eggs and vanilla until thoroughly combined then set it aside.
In another bowl stir together the Bisquick, brown sugar and cinnamon. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir the wet and dry ingredients together until well combined. The batter should be pretty thick.
Stir in the fresh blueberries until they are evenly dispersed throughout the batter then evenly divide the batter among the twelve paper liners.
Sprinkle each muffin with the cinnamon sugar mixture and bake them for 24 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Allow the muffins to cool in the pan for 5 minutes before removing them to cool completely on a baking rack.
* Kinnickinick makes really good gluten free graham cracker crumbs
* I used Tofutti cream cheese
* cool whip is no longer dairy free. You can use a dairy free whipped topping instead
1 1/2 cups gluten free graham cracker crumbs*
1/2 cup granulated sugar, divided
6 tablespoons dairy free spread, melted
1 8 oz dairy free cream cheese, softened*
4 oz cool whip
Measure crumbs and sugar into a medium bowl. Stir together to incorporate 1/4 cups sugar into crumbs. Melt dairy free spread in the microwave in a glass measuring cup until just melted. Pour melted butter substitute into crumb mixture.
Stir dairy free spread into crumbs with a large spoon until consistency is sand like. Scrape mixture into a lightly greased 10-inch pie plate. Using a zip lock bag over your hand, press crumbs into bottom and halfway up sides of pie plate. Cover any gaps by pressing crumbs around the plate. Refrigerate for at least one hour to set.
In a stand mixer with paddle attachment, empty tub of cream cheese into the bowl. Add remaining sugar and vanilla. Mix on low until cream cheese is softened and sugar and vanilla are incorporated. Remove bowl from mixer. You can also use a hand mixer.
Fold in cool whip, a quarter at a time, until there are no streaks of cream cheese visible. Scrape into chilled graham cracker crust. Refrigerate at least one hour before topping with pie filling.
Refrigerate at least two more hours to set filling.
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×9 baking pan.
In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder together.
In a measuring cup, whisk together vanilla, vinegar, oil and water. Pour wet ingredients into dry, and stir until incorporated.
Scrape batter into greased pan and bake 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, or with a few crumbs.
Cool completely before frosting.
For the ganache:
In a large measuring cup pour 1/2 cup dairy free milk. Add I cup dairy free chocolate chips and microwave for 30 seconds. Whisk until chips are melted. If not melted, microwave in 30 second increments until melted. Cool five minutes.
Pour ganache over cake and refrigerate at least one hour to set.
* you can use a combination of bacon grease and oil for a total of 1/2 cup. I measured the bacon grease then made up the difference with oil.
8 oz bacon
2/3 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup confectioners sugar, sifted
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup all purpose gluten free flour
3 large eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil*
2 tablespoons water
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease an 8″ square or 9″ round pan.
Spread the bacon in a single layer on a large, rimmed baking sheet.
Bake the bacon for 20 to 25 minutes, or until it’s crisp but not totally browned. Remove it from the oven, and place it on a plate or parchment to cool. Don’t place it on paper towels; it’ll stick. When the bacon is cool, crumble or chop it coarsely. Save the bacon grease.
To make the brownies: In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the cocoa, sugars, salt and flour
Add the eggs, oil, and water, mixing just until smooth. Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan, smoothing the top.
Sprinkle the bacon atop the brownies.
Bake the brownies for about 35 minutes (in the 8″ square pan), or 25 to 30 minutes (in the 9″ round pan). When done, a toothpick inserted into the center will come out clean, or with a few damp crumbs clinging to it.
Remove the brownies from the oven, and serve warm. Or cool to room temperature and refrigerate until ready to serve.
1 1/2-2 1/2 cups dairy free milk of choice-divided*
1 box instant vanilla pudding mix
1 cup dairy free chocolate chips
For the cake:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease an 8×8 square pan and set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer on low speed, cream sugar and butter together until fluffy. Add in egg, salt, baking powder and vanilla; mix until incorporated.
Add flour and 1/2 cup milk alternately, ending with flour. When last addition of flour is added, mix just until incorporated.
Scrape batter into prepared pan (batter will be thick). Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean.
Cool completely before adding filling.
For the filling:
Poke holes evenly in cake with the end of a wooden spoon. In glass measuring cup, add one cup milk* (do NOT use soy milk as pudding will not set up), and slowly whisk in pudding mix until just beginning to thicken. You may need to add additional milk until pudding is thin enough to pour over cake.
Spoon pudding mix over cake, and with a spatula, spread over cake, making sure pudding goes into the holes. It’s ok to have some extra pudding on top and sides of cake. You might not need all of the pudding. Pour extra pudding into a bowl and save for another time. Refrigerate for one hour for pudding to set before adding ganache.
For the ganache:
Pour 1/2 cup milk into a glass measuring cup. Add 1 cup dairy free chocolate chips and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir with a whisk until smooth. If not smooth, microwave an additional ten seconds at a time, whisking until smooth. Let cool five minutes. Pour over cake, spreading evenly and to edges. Refrigerate at least one hour.