Cardamom Spice Cake

This is the cake that made Flying Apron popular when we first opened. Reminiscent of an old-fashioned spice cake.

4 cups brown rice flour
2 cups garbanzo bean flour, sifted
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon {baking soda}
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground cardamom
1 1/3 cups extra-virgin olive oil or canola oil
3 cups water
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon {vanilla extract}
3 cups agave syrup, maple syrup, or concentrated pear juice
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Line the bottoms of three 9-inch cake pans with parchment paper. Set aside.

Combine the brown rice flour, garbanzo bean flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and cardamom in a large bowl. In a separate large bowl, combine the olive oil, water, apple cider vinegar, vanilla, and agave syrup. Slowly whisk the flour mixture into the olive oil mixture until thoroughly combined.

Pour the batter into the prepared pans and bake until the cake springs back when you press the center with your finger, about 30 minutes. Once the cake has cooled and you have a prepared frosting, assemble the cake.

For cupcakes, divide the batter evenly among 33 lined cupcake tin cups. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 15 minutes.

Ease of Preparation: Moderate

Preparation Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 30 min

Servings: makes one 9-in three-layer cake or 33 cupcakes

Recipe By: Jennifer Katzinger

From:  Flying Apron's Gluten Free and Vegan Baking Book
Used with permission of Sasquatch Books