For the topping:
4 TB unsalted butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 bag of cranberries (3/4 pound)
|berries, butter, and brown sugar|
on stove top
For the cake:
1 cup GF flour*
1/2 c corn flour or quick cooking polenta or corn grits
2tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp guar or xanthan gum, or 1 tsp psyllium seed husk powder
1/2 tsp salt
8 TB room temp unsalted butter (Needs to be softened but not melted.)
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, separated, whites whipped (with pinch of cream of tartar) to stiff peaks with an electric hand-held mixer, yolks reserved. If you're short on time, skip the separating and whipping of whites and add whole eggs as the yolks.
|whipping the egg whites|
1 cup of whole milk
1 tsp vanilla
Process for the batter:
Butter bottom and sides of an 8 inch metal cake pan.
Over medium low heat, melt the 4 TF butter together with the 3/4 cup of brown sugar and the (cleaned and picked-over) berries. Heat until bubbly and the brown sugar and butter are combined and hot. There may be some sugar granules. Set aside.
If you haven't yet beaten the egg whites, do it now unless you're taking the time-saving approach.
Sift or stir together the first five (dry) ingredients.
|combining flour mixture and butter|
Alternate adding the milk and flour mixture in two or three additions.
With a silicone spatula, fold the egg whites into the batter, but do not over mix.
|folding whites into dough|
Turn this mixture out into the cake pan into which you've melted the topping. Spread out and smooth to cover entire top.
Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 55 minutes, checking at 50. When done, cool on rack for five minutes, run a sharp knife around the edge, then invert on a pretty serving plate.
Serve with lightly sweetened whipped cream, flavored with rum or an orange liquor, or vanilla ice cream.
* ATK flour blend, this is what I always use:
24 ounces (4 1/2 cups plus 1/3 cup white rice flour
7 1/2 ounces (1 2/3 cups) brown rice flour
7 ounces (3/4 cup) potato starch
3/4 ounce (3 TB) nonfat milk powder
If you want to understand the science behind why this works, please buy the ATK cookbook.
|out of the oven|
|It was delicious!|