These balls of white powder are shortbread-like cookies that make Christmas time, in my house, extra special. You need a little sparkle of glittering snow on your Christmas table, making eyes wide with awe and excitement!
I have a powerful new book that I just can’t get enough of! Scriptural Confessions is full of Gods powerful Word, Love, Peace and Truth that you speak over your life! It’s what He is saying to you and about you, you just have to speak it to yourself and believe it! Because of Christ and what He has done for me I am healed, healthy and whole! I am filled with His peace and love that will get me through anything!! I am accepted and not rejected! His power – His banner over me is truly love!!
Celebrate with someone close to you His love for you and what He says about you as you speak truth over each other’s lives as you abide yourself in Him with Summie’s Yummies Marble Wrapped Christmas Cake. Just like He is the vine wrapping Himself all around you who is the branch, the white and red of this marble cake wraps around each other, dripping in His sweet tender love. It will bring sweetness to your soul and healing to your body.
Enjoy this gluten-free, reduced sugar, refined sugar free and super yummy cake that you can feel good about as you laugh and speak truth over your life. Believe it, live it and speak it! His banner over you is LOVE!!!
Marble Wrapped Christmas Cake
Gluten Free, Reduced Sugar
1 cup Organic Butter, softened
2 cups Organic Cane Sugar
6 Organic Eggs, room temperature
3 cups King Arthur Flour Gluten Free All-Purpose Baking Mix
2 tsp. Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Himalayan Sea Salt
3/4 cup Organic Milk
2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 Tablespoon Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 Tablespoon Red Food Coloring
1 cup Organic Powdered Sugar
2 teaspoon Organic Milk
Do you have someone who you can go to in person, read or listen to for inspiration, insight and Godly advice? As I just wrote that sentence, I realized that I, fortunately, have all three of those. When I was just thinking of only one person, who actually inspired me to make this yummy Fresh Orange Glazed Sugar-Free Chia Cake. Haha wow, maybe that’s God’s way of shining His light on me, telling me ‘I got you!’ Thank goodness!
I am lucky enough to have a great mom who I know I can go to at anytime and will just pour herself into me, loving me with a mom love but also with Godly wisdom and advice. Lovingly being my guinea pig and encouraging me along the way as I am learning to be free and do what I love to do….bake! Which brings me to the person who I love getting lost in her thoughts as I read one of her books, like Bread and Wine or Cold Tangerines, and most recently her daily devotional book Savor. Her books are definitely ones you will want to share with friends! Shauna Niequist has touched my heart in so many ways and is someone who I hope to be like- with writing, baking and helping others.
As I was reading through Savor I came across her recipe for a Poppy Seed Cake that looked really good and simple. So I thought, hmmm, I want to make that, but do what Summer does- do my healthy twist on it. Turning it into a gluten-free, refined sugar free, dairy free and egg free cake with a fresh orange glaze from oranges that I picked from my very own tree, which became my Fresh Orange Glazed Sugar-Free Chia Cake.
So come on over and let’s enjoy some time around the table as we savor this Fresh Orange Glazed Sugar-Free Chia Cake. We might turn on some Carrie Underwood songs from her Greatest Hits CD, because she inspires me, too, with a lot of her songs. So many have so much meaning and her powerful voice makes the song come alive, bringing me chills! Right now, as I am listening to the Country Countdown, she is on singing her hit ‘Something in the Water’. Oh, it gives me chills. So hurry up, come on over and let’s just bake. ‘I once was lost but now I’m found, was blind but now I see!’ Continue reading →
Christmas can bring such wonderful memories. Christmas also brings the tacky re-gifted Christmas present – fruitcake but not Grandmother’s Gluten-Free Fruitcake. Some people don’t like fruitcake, cringing at the thought of getting it and just pass it along as joke to next person. That’s understandable because the store bought fruitcakes are loaded with all sorts of flavorings and liqueurs and sugars and who knows what else. BUT, I have a recipe that will change your mind about fruitcake forever! You’ll never one to re-gift this one because you’ll want to have and it and savor it all for yourself! This fruitcake is passed on from my Grandmother, who always made it year after year and lovingly taught me how to make it, passing on the much anticipated fruitcake family tradition on to me. That day so many years ago, when I first made this fruitcake with my Grandmother created such fun memories that I now look back on and am so thankful of that time I was able to spend with her, bake with her and laugh with her bringing in the Christmas celebrations.
My Grandmother’s Gluten-Free Fruitcake is one you are going to love sharing with others (if you can part with it yourself), with friends and family alike. You’ll find them asking for it year after year. Put on an apron, don’t forget to turn on some Christmas music, maybe grab a friend to help with all the cutting and hand scraping (I’ll explain:). Get ready to laugh and rejoice while getting a little fruity and a little messy!:) Let’s get a fruitcaking! Continue reading →