¾teaspoonxanthan gumomit if your blend already contains it
1 ½teaspoonsbaking powder
4tablespoons(56g)unsalted butterat room temperature
9tablespoons(130g)plain whole milk or lowfat yogurtat room temperature
2(100g (weighed out of shell))eggsat room temperature, beaten
1 ¼cupsfresh roughly chopped strawberriesfrom 8 to 10 strawberries that are washed, hulled, dried and chopped
Preheat your oven to 350°F. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan, then line it with crisscrossed sheets of unbleached parchment paper, overhanging both sides of the pan. Set the pan aside.
Make the batter.
In a large bowl, place the flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar, and whisk to combine well.
Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the butter, yogurt and eggs, mixing to combine after each addition. The batter will be thick.
Add 1 cup of the chopped strawberries and mix gently until the strawberries are evenly distributed throughout the dough, taking care not to crush the strawberries.
Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and spread into an even layer with a wet spatula. Scatter the remaining 1/4 cup chopped strawberries over the top of the batter, pressing them gently into the batter.
Bake the cake.
Place the pan in the center of the preheated oven and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean and the top is very lightly golden brown (about 25 minutes).
Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before lifting out by the overhung parchment paper and placing on a wire rack to cool (peeling off the parchment from the bottom of the cake if possible).
Allow the cake to cool completely before slicing into 16 squares and serving.
The cake freezes really well. Just wrap the pieces tightly in freezer-safe wrap and freeze. Defrost at room temperature and then refresh in a 250°F toaster oven for a minute or two before serving.
Originally published on the blog in 2019. In 2022, recipe unchanged, some photos added, more text resources added.
Strawberry Gluten Free Breakfast Cake from Nicole Hunn at Gluten Free on a Shoestring. Find recipe online at https://glutenfreeonashoestring.com/gluten-free-strawberry-breakfast-cake/