I need to share the cake with you all! I am a huge lover of food projects. I'm guessing this goes back to my culinary school days (or probably back to my middle school days when I first started cooking). If you give me a subject, I am happy to jump in and come up with a recipe. This cake all started when Max ordered a slice of Pina Colada Cake from the movie theater a few weeks ago (before cutting gluten out of his diet). The smell of this cake alone made Tony and I week behind the knees. We both could not get this out of our heads!
Since my sister-in-law has celiac too and lives in a small town, we thought it would be smart if we made the cake. Did I ever mention that Tony and I thought about making cakes for people...years ago? In another life maybe...
Anyway, we thought it would be smart for us to bake a gluten free cake for her to enjoy being that it is her birthday and you NEED a special cake for a special lady. She is a fan of fruity drinks and really, what better fruity drink is there than pina colada?
So, the experimenting began...
I really had no frame of reference other than what my 11 year old told me about his slice of heaven that he proclaimed was the "best cake ever". Our description would be that this cake is rich, creamy, moist, dense, velvety and utterly delicious!
So, Tony and I just started putting our thoughts on paper and went with it. Don't let the process of this scare you. The cake is actually quite simple. There's more waiting time than cooking time with all the layers in the process. I used Betty Crocker's gluten free yellow cake mix as the base. I wouldn't normally go for a cake mix, but making a cake this big (I doubled this recipe for the actually party) that had to travel was too much to deal with for my first attempt at anything other than my kids birthday cakes. Besides, I did not have that much in the way of flour options in that short amount of time. I will be attempting it at some point though!
Pina Colada Cake
I'm sharing this on Simply Sugar and Gluten Free's Slightly Indulgent Tuesday .