Gem Cakes

Gem Cakes

I like to go antiquing. One year I was at my favorite antique mart and discovered this gorgeous cast iron pan with multiple compartments. Turns out it was for making gem cakes as I discovered after I purchased it.  Anyone that knows me knows I LOVE doing research, maybe I should have been a research librarian!  These fun little gem cakes were made on the American prairie. I was not able to find an actual recipe, so I put one together myself. I hope you enjoy this. If you do not have a cast iron gem pan yourself, you can make these in a muffin tin. For more on the gem cake please read my article HERE.

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Gem Cakes

This makes a double batch
½ cup dairy-free margarine
1 cup gluten-free flour
½ cup sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
6 tbsp. plain unsweetened dairy-free milk

  • Pre-heat oven to 350’F
  • Warm cast iron pan in oven
  • Melt dairy-free margarine, mix in sugar, flour and all other ingredients
  • Stir to combine
  • When cast iron pan is warm, melt a little bit of dairy-free margarine in each compartment
  • Then pour in batter by the tablespoonful
  • When all compartments are filled, place pan in oven
  • Bake 10 minutes, then check, if not cooked all the way through, cook another 10 minutes
Gem Cakes
 
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Ingredients
  • This makes a double batch
  • ½ cup dairy-free margarine
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup gluten-free flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 tbsp. plain unsweetened dairy-free milk
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350’F
  2. Warm cast iron pan in oven
  3. Melt dairy-free margarine, mix in sugar, flour and all other ingredients
  4. Stir to combine
  5. When cast iron pan is warm, melt a little bit of dairy-free margarine in each compartment
  6. Then pour in batter by the tablespoonful
  7. When all compartments are filled, place pan in oven
  8. Bake 10 minutes, then check, if not cooked all the way through, cook another 10 minutes
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