Mile-High Chocolate Cake & Double Strawberry Waffles—Gluten-Free Entertaining by Olivia Dupin

Mile-High Chocolate Cake with Pumpkin Custard from Gluten-Free Entertaining

Mile-High Chocolate Cake with Pumpkin Custard from Gluten-Free Entertaining

As our Suite of Sweets for Sweethearts event continues, today I have the pleasure of sharing not one, but two recipes from Gluten-Free Entertaining:  More than 100 Naturally Wheat-Free Recipes for Parties and Special Occasions. This cookbook is the newest cookbook from one of my favorites, Olivia Dupin!

Olivia is a professionally trained chef who has been living gluten free and creating gluten-free recipes since 2009 when she was diagnosed with celiac disease. I’ve been a big fan of Olivia’s since she “friended” me years ago when it looked like I’d be able to attend a gluten-free retreat where she was going to be the chef. Sadly, I did not end up getting to go, but we’ve stayed “connected” ever since.

You can read more about Olivia on her website, Liv Gluten Free, here. (Interesting tidbit … Olivia has worked as a private chef for some celebrities, including performing a stint for comedian Jerry Seinfeld.) You can also check out a few of her recipes on her site (like Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream … hello!) and find more on her Facebook page.

So far, this year’s Suite of Sweets for Sweethearts event has featured Vanilla Pudding (from Everyday Classics:  68 Tasty & Essential Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, and Soy-Free Recipes, Chocolate Pie (from The Paleo Chocolate Lovers’ Cookbook), and Red Velvet Cupcakes (from Gluten-Free 101). All such delectable goodies!

Suite of Sweets for Sweethearts on Gluten Free Easily

I asked my readers on Facebook to choose the recipe they’d like to see next in this SSS event and Olivia’s Mile-High Chocolate Cake won the vote. I think you made a great choice for obvious reasons! (This recipe is also the one featured on the cover of Gluten-Free Entertaining.)

Another recipe of Olivia’s, her Double Strawberry Waffles, was also in the running. That recipe came in a very close third, so I asked Olivia if I could share both with you all and she has graciously agreed. I love that!

Double Strawberry Waffles from Gluten-Free Entertaining

Double Strawberry Waffles from Gluten-Free Entertaining

Olivia’s recipes are not difficult to make and she focuses on naturally gluten-free ingredients. I loved her first book, The Complete Guide to Naturally Gluten-Free Foods: Your Starter Manual to Going G-Free the Easy, No-Fuss Way-Includes 100 Simply Delicious Recipes!, for this very same reason.

If you’re not one to host a lot of events—or any really—you might think that Gluten-Free Entertaining would not be a good choice for you. You would be mistaken. While this book is definitely terrific for anyone who entertains, it’s also great for your average person (and couple or family) who might never entertain. Here’s why.

Olivia offers you 14 complete meal plans/recipe groupings in this book and you can use them or the individual recipes in them any time for your own family. You don’t have to have a houseful or be on a date (one section is “Impress a Date Night”) to appreciate meals that include Baked Salmon with Roasted Tomatoes, Garlic Shrimp, Green Bean and Bacon Casserole (a sort of “grown-up” version of that other ubiquitous holiday Green Bean Casserole), Lemony Sugar Snap Peas, Crepes with Cannoli Cream, Easy Vanilla Cupcakes, or Mom’s Chocolate Chip Cookies.

One comment that I hear often from folks entering giveaways is that they’re looking to get out of a cooking rut. I get that. Part of that sometimes is having a main dish idea, but not knowing what to serve with it. Olivia’s new cookbook will help you come up with some terrific, but easy meals, and get you out of your rut.

Gluten-Free Entertaining from Olivia Dupin

And if you’re someone who does like to entertain friends and family, Olivia will walk you through all the steps needed to do so. There are three main sections in Gluten-Free Entertaining:  Planning the Perfect Pantry, Celebrating the Holidays, and Special Occasions. Within those sections, you’ll find events like “Passover Seder,” “Christmas Cookie Exchange,” “Easter Brunch,”  “Baby Shower Brunch Buffet,” and “Spanish Tapas Dinner Party.” And even within those, there are recipes for everyone. For example, one recipe under Passover Seder is Chocolate Chip Almond Torte and the recipes within the Baby Shower Brunch Buffet section include Buttermilk Biscuits, Quick Sausage Gravy, and Sugar and Spicy Cookie Mix Party Favors. That last recipe is Olivia’s baby shower version of a Cookie Mix in a Jar, but with only a slight tweak, it could also be used for easy homemade holiday gifts.

When gluten-free flour is required for her recipes in this book, Olivia uses a three-ingredient flour blend. As Olivia states, you can make her blend up ahead of time or simply measure out the individual ingredients as needed for each recipe when you make them (as you’ll see noted in her recipes here).

Back to Olivia’s recipes (which you’ll find at the bottom of this post) …

She frosts her Mile-High Chocolate Cake with pumpkin custard as part of her “Giving Thanks Celebration” section, but you could easily use your own favorite frosting as filling between the three layers. Olivia says, “This stunning three-layer cake is made in one bowl and is so simple and delicious you will want to use it for many special occasions, or maybe even no occasion at all.”

Olivia’s beautiful Double Strawberry Waffles—part of the “Easter Brunch” section—have fresh strawberries in the batter as well as served on top. She says that the batter can be made ahead, but the strawberries that go in the batter need to be added right before the waffles are made. Olivia also adds that it’s fine to substitute any other fruit or even chocolate chips. Now she’s talking! Either way, these waffles would certainly perk up any breakfast or “brinner,” too.

The Giveaway of Gluten-Free Entertaining …

UPDATE:  This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Mary, Jeann Fishback, Katrina, and Magic and Mayhem! Their comments are shown below. Thanks to all who entered and good luck on the rest of the SSS giveaways!

Mary ~ “Both my daughter and I are gluten free and I’m always looking for interesting recipes as it it very easy to get in a rut. Summer is my favorite time to entertain.”

Jeann Fishback ~ “I like to entertain but just trying to re-work my favorite recipes isn’t enough. I need new and interesting choices. Yeah for this book!!!”

Katrina ~ “I enjoy entertaining at Christmas time and out on the patio in the summer months. Your site name says it all, the best way to eat GF is to eat food in its natural form.”

Magic and Mayhem ~ “Just curious if all the recipes involve oat flour. We avoid it since it’s so close to gluten and some studies show that it causes damage even when it’s GF oats. Do you know if there’s an easy sub? The cake looks beautiful and the pumpkin filling sounds delicious. Thanks!”

Four readers will win a copy of Olivia’s new cookbook, Gluten-Free Entertaining. This giveaway will end Thursday, February 20, at midnight Eastern.

To enter the giveaway, do the following:

~ Leave a comment that relates to this giveaway. Do you like to entertain? What’s your favorite time to entertain? Are you in a cooking rut? Have you discovered the wonders of gluten-free living using naturally gluten-free foods and products? Tell us all about it. (required entry)

~ “Like” gfe on Facebook and use your mouse to hover over “Like” and click on “Get Notifications” so you won’t miss a post. (Leave a separate comment saying that you did; optional entry.)

~ “Like” Liv Gluten Free on Facebook and use your mouse to hover over “Like” and click on “Get Notifications” so you won’t miss a post. (Leave a separate comment saying that you did; optional entry.)

p.s. Be sure to also enter the other open giveaways for Everyday Classics: 68 Tasty & Essential Recipes Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, and Soy Free (ends today, Friday, February 14), The Paleo Chocolate Lovers’ Cookbook (ends Saturday, February 15), and Gluten-Free 101: The Essential Beginner’s Guide to Easy Gluten-Free Cooking (ends Sunday, February 16).

Mile-High Chocolate Cake from Gluten-Free Entertaining
Author: 
Recipe type: Dessert
 
Olivia says: “This stunning three-layer cake is made in one bowl and is so simple and delicious you will want to use it for many special occasions, or maybe even no occasion at all.”
Ingredients
For pumpkin filling:
  • 2 cups (470 ml) milk
  • 1 can (14 ounces, or 392 g) pumpkin purée
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 ¼ cups (250 g) sugar
  • 5 tablespoons (40 g) cornstarch
  • 4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup (112 g) cold unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) vanilla extract
For cake:
  • 3 cups (600 g) sugar
  • 4 cups (480 g) Liv’s Flour Blend (page 15)
  • (OR 2 cups (240 g) cornstarch + 1 cup (120 g) almond flour + 1 cup (120 g) oat flour)
  • 2 cups (240 g) cocoa powder
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon (14 g) baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups (470 ml) milk
  • 1 ½ cups (355 ml) canola oil
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (235 ml) boiling water
  • 3 tablespoons (22 g) powdered sugar, for garnish
Instructions
To make the pumpkin filling:
  1. In a large saucepan, combine the milk, pumpkin purée, whole eggs, egg yolks, sugar, cornstarch, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Cook over medium heat, whisking frequently, until the mixture begins to bubble. Lower the heat slightly, switch to a rubber spatula, and stir the mixture constantly until it is very thick and resembles pudding. Remove from heat. Add the cold butter and stir until completely melted. Add the vanilla and stir to combine. Pour into a heat-proof container and place plastic wrap directly on the surface to prevent a skin from forming. Cool to room temperature, then refrigerate until completely cooled and set, at least 3 to 4 hours.
To make the cake:
  1. Preheat your oven to 350˚F (180˚C, or gas mark 4).
  2. Grease three 8-inch (20 cm) round cake pans. Line the bottoms of the cake pans with parchment paper cut to fit, then grease the paper and set aside.
  3. In a very large bowl, whisk together the sugar, flour blend, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla and stir to combine. Stir in the boiling water. Distribute the batter evenly among the 3 prepared pans.
  4. Bake the cakes for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of each one comes out clean. Cool for 20 minutes, then run a sharp knife along the edge of each pan and invert each cake onto a cooling rack. Cool completely.
  5. To assemble the cake, place 1 cake layer on a serving plate. Top with half of the pumpkin filling, then top with a second cake layer, and add the remaining filling. Top with the final cake layer. Dust with the powdered sugar before serving.
Notes
This recipe is printed with permission from Olivia Dupin and Quayside Publishing.

If you do not have three pans, you can bake the cakes in batches.


This recipe is also soy-free.

Yield: 12 servings


Chef’s Tip: This cake recipe makes 36 cupcakes. Just fill a cupcake pan three-quarters of the way and bake for about 18 minutes at 350˚F (180˚C, or gas mark 4). Try using the pumpkin filling to stuff the cupcakes and top with your favorite frosting.
Double Strawberry Waffles from Gluten-Free Entertaining
Author: 
Recipe type: Breakfast or Brunch
 
Olivia says: “These crisp, fluffy waffles get a double dose of strawberries with some mixed into the batter and fresh strawberries served on top. The waffle batter could be prepared one day in advance, but only mix in the strawberries right before they go into the waffle iron.”
Ingredients
  • 2⅔ cups (320 g) Liv’s Flour Blend (page 15)
  • (OR 1⅓ cups (170 g) cornstarch + ⅔ cup (80 g) almond flour + ⅔ cup (80 g) oat flour)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup (120 ml) cream
  • 1 cup (235 ml) well-shaken low-fat buttermilk
  • 4 tablespoons (112 g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups (510 g) diced strawberries, divided
  • Maple syrup, for serving
Instructions
  1. Combine the flour blend, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk in the eggs, cream, buttermilk, butter, and vanilla. Gently stir in 1 cup (170 g) of the diced strawberries.
  2. Cook according to your waffle maker’s instructions. Repeat with the remaining batter to make 6 waffles. Top them with the remaining 2 cups (340 g) strawberries and serve with the maple syrup.
Notes
This recipe is printed with permission from Olivia Dupin and Quayside Publishing.

This recipe is also soy free.
Yield: 6 Belgian waffles


Chef’s Tip: Substitute any berry that you prefer, or even chocolate chips!

 This post is linked to Gluten-Free Tuesdays, Gluten-Free Wednesdays, Allergy-Free Wednesdays, Gluten-Free Fridays, and Whole Food Fridays.

Full disclosure:  This giveaway is sponsored by Olivia Dupin and Quayside Publishing, but all opinions expressed herein are my own.

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Comments

112 Responses to “Mile-High Chocolate Cake & Double Strawberry Waffles—Gluten-Free Entertaining by Olivia Dupin”

  1. Charlotte Moore on February 14th, 2014 2:41 pm

    I like to fix for my kids, grandkids, and great granddaughter on special occasions. I have fixed a Valentine dinner for the last 2 years for them. First year I went all out and my husband wore a tux shirt. I even ask each one what they would like. BOY, that was hard to cook so many different things. Now, our granddaughter in law seems to be gluten intolerate. That makes it harder.

  2. Katrina on February 14th, 2014 2:58 pm

    I enjoy entertaining at Christmas time and out on the patio in the summer months. Your site name says it all, the best way to eat GF is to eat food in its natural form.

  3. mOLLY on February 14th, 2014 3:29 pm

    This looks so GREAT that I’m hoping I’ll be able to make it. I need to know if you can replace the Oak Flour with maybe Potato, Bean or some other flour.
    No rice or corn flour either.
    Thanks a bunch

  4. Jeann Fishback on February 14th, 2014 5:27 pm

    I like to entertain but just trying to re-work my favorite recipes isn’t enough. I need new and interesting choices. Yeah for this book!!!

  5. Magic and Mayhem on February 14th, 2014 8:09 pm

    Just curious if all the recipes involve oat flour. We avoid it since it’s so close to gluten and some studies show that it causes damage even when it’s GF oats. Do you know if there’s an easy sub? The cake looks beautiful and the pumpkin filling sounds delicious. Thanks!

  6. Magic and Mayhem on February 14th, 2014 8:11 pm

    PS Regarding the giveaway, I love to entertain, especially family friends. And with 5 kids, it’s sort of a party every night here. :)

  7. Magic and Mayhem on February 14th, 2014 8:13 pm

    And as always, I like GFE on FB. :)

  8. insiya on February 15th, 2014 3:15 am

    My dad surely likes to entertain. There’s a guest in our house every other day! It get’s annoying at times but atleast we get to eat delicacies every time ;) I rarely cook but my mom is surely a cooking rut making almost same dishes for our guests! I am deciding to turn completely gluten-free, however haven’t taken the plunge completely yet.

  9. insiya on February 15th, 2014 3:15 am

    Like GFE on facebook!

  10. Cindy W. on February 17th, 2014 8:03 pm

    I am definitely in a cooking rut. I am finding I am eating the same things day after day, week after week. If I win the cookbook giveaway hopefully I will be inspired to break out of my rut. (: Thanks for the giveaway.

  11. Anne Mikszewski on February 18th, 2014 4:14 pm

    These reciepes make me want to get baking. They look and sound scrumptious.

  12. Angela Sommers on February 20th, 2014 1:17 pm

    I love to entertain, and do so quite frequently, and yes I also do need a nudge to get me out of a cooking rut.
    And I LOVE cook books!
    Thanks for the giveaway, they are always fun whether I win or not :)

  13. Angela Sommers on February 20th, 2014 1:18 pm

    And I have liked your GFE page for a while now :) :) :) – always such great advice, great links, great everything to be found there! Keep it going dear friend!

  14. Angela Sommers on February 20th, 2014 1:20 pm

    Aaaaaaaaaaaand, I just went and “Liked” the Liv Gluten free FB page…..well I hope that just upped my chances to win :)

  15. Susan Scott on February 20th, 2014 1:22 pm

    I love to entertain, especially during the holidays. However, since I have been gluten free, I have not entertained very much. I’m always concerned that my gluten free dishes….though they taste great to me…. will not be up to par for those who do eat gluten. In addition, I just don’t have many ideas of what to serve. I could use help!
    I have liked you on Facebook and get your notifications. I have to say that I really enjoy your posts. I didn’t know about Liv, but will go there to like her page.

  16. Mary on February 20th, 2014 1:23 pm

    Both my daughter and I are gluten free and I’m always looking for interesting recipes as it it very easy to get in a rut. Summer is my favorite time to entertain.

  17. Mary on February 20th, 2014 1:26 pm

    I just liked Liv Gluten Free on facebook.

  18. Mary on February 20th, 2014 1:27 pm

    I like GFE on facebook and just love all of your recipes.

  19. Kiva on February 20th, 2014 1:34 pm

    I love to entertain year round. Being new to the GF life, I am always excited about recipes that allow me to still enjoy entertaining yet are tasty as GF. Thanks!

  20. Jeanine on February 20th, 2014 1:36 pm

    Ohh… I missed this post – I like to think that I like to entertain, but really I stink at it. I’m horrible about inviting people over, AND figuring out what do serve them. Seriously. lol Would love this book, looks good!

  21. Jeanine on February 20th, 2014 1:37 pm

    I also LOVE gfe on FB. :D

  22. Jeanine on February 20th, 2014 1:38 pm

    I’ve also liked Liv GF on FB! Thanks for the opportunity!

  23. Carina on February 20th, 2014 2:17 pm

    I don’t entertain, but I do like to bring something when I attend a gathering. These recipes sound great!
    I also “like” Liv GF and gfe on fb.

  24. Carina on February 20th, 2014 2:25 pm

    Oops! I included everything in one comment; I “like” gfe on fb.

  25. Carina on February 20th, 2014 2:27 pm

    I “like” Liv GF on fb.

  26. LM on February 20th, 2014 3:08 pm

    Would love this cookbook. Liked everyone on FB

  27. Michelle Johnson on February 20th, 2014 3:10 pm

    I have only been gluten free about 7 months after a CD diagnosis. I would love some recipes for entertaining!!

  28. Michelle Johnson on February 20th, 2014 3:10 pm

    I like GFE on Facebook!

  29. val on February 20th, 2014 4:15 pm

    It would be so nice to be able to entertain more easily…a cookbook like this would sure help me!

  30. Elizabeth M on February 20th, 2014 4:21 pm

    I never really was much into cooking, but now that I am wheat and nut free, I LOVE it!

  31. Elizabeth M on February 20th, 2014 4:22 pm

    I like GFE on Facebook.

  32. Elizabeth M on February 20th, 2014 4:22 pm

    I also like Liv on Facebook.

  33. Joni Owada on February 20th, 2014 6:54 pm

    We are new to GF cooking and so far have had some major flops. I am in need of a true and tried book that will help this trend stop!

    • Jessica on February 20th, 2014 11:01 pm

      Just learning to enjoy and eat gluten free!! Looking forward to actually sharing yummy food with friends!

  34. Joni Owada on February 20th, 2014 6:56 pm

    I like GFE on FB

  35. Colinda on February 20th, 2014 7:47 pm

    I love to cook for family and friends!!
    Since going gluten-free about 1 1/2 years ago, it has been a challenge to find recipes that everyone enjoys and I don’t hear “you can tell it’s gluten-free”.
    Iwould really love to win your Gluten-Free Entertaining cookbook:)

  36. Colinda on February 20th, 2014 7:50 pm

    I like Gluten Free Easily on Facebook.

  37. Kristan on February 20th, 2014 7:59 pm

    I do a lot of entertaining and now that we are following a paleo lifestyle, I’d love to win the cookbook!

  38. Patrycja on February 20th, 2014 9:17 pm

    This cake looks delicious! I would like to win the book to find more recipes. I love to bake and entertain my guests with my gluten free baking. ;-)

  39. Robyn Smith on February 20th, 2014 9:18 pm

    I LOVE entertaining, and am always the person hosting events in my family and group of friends!

  40. Mary on February 20th, 2014 9:18 pm

    I love to entertain and am new to gluten-free.
    This book looks incredible!

  41. Katy on February 20th, 2014 9:21 pm

    I’m still learning how to bake gluten free, this cookbook looks amazing I would love to own a copy!

  42. Katy on February 20th, 2014 9:21 pm

    I liked GFE on Facebook

  43. Katy on February 20th, 2014 9:22 pm

    I liked Liv Gluten Free on FB

  44. Shazia on February 20th, 2014 9:24 pm

    I entertain on a regular basis and try to include a few gf dishes in the meals – even if I’m the only one eating gf.

  45. Julia on February 20th, 2014 9:27 pm

    My husband and I are newly gluten free. The fist month or so was fairly easy. But, since then, i feel stuck about what to cook. Definitely in a rut. I work at home, so I cook every single meal, every single day. Would love some new inspiration that comes with a new cookbook!

  46. jennifer dowdy on February 20th, 2014 9:31 pm

    I enjoy cooking gf recipes but only if they are natural ingredients like I see in these recipes. GF is expensive enoug. I like recipes that actually save money!!

  47. Sadie Dodson on February 20th, 2014 9:37 pm

    I love creating GF goodies for our friends and family. I would love to have this book for new ideas.

  48. Sadie Dodson on February 20th, 2014 9:38 pm

    I liked GFE on Facebook.

  49. Sadie Dodson on February 20th, 2014 9:40 pm

    I liked Liv GF on Facebook

  50. Sparkle Huston on February 20th, 2014 9:40 pm

    New to Gluten Free, but these dishes look amazing. My 2 year old grandson must be Gluten Free. I need all type of help so he can have a well rounded diet. He is also allergic to dairy,oats,, barley, rye. I will be learning all I can learn for him to be healthy. Thanks for a chance to win.

  51. Kim on February 20th, 2014 9:41 pm

    My husband makes a super tall chocolate cake like this, but I haven’t been able to have any since going gluten free. I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  52. Maria M on February 20th, 2014 9:42 pm

    I like to entertain during the holidays and cook for my family, especially my picky three-year old grandson.

  53. Barbara Stefanacci on February 20th, 2014 9:42 pm

    Entertaining when on gf is still a bit scary to us. But winning this book could help us get the right encouragement and ideas. Thank you for the opportunity. I will spread the word on my fb page!

  54. Diana M. on February 20th, 2014 9:42 pm

    Not sure yet, but because of current symptoms, I believe I have gluten intolerance. Would love to win this book so I can entertain my huge family and teach them a new “normal”
    Good luck!

  55. Kim on February 20th, 2014 9:42 pm

    Like GFE on FB

  56. Maria M on February 20th, 2014 9:42 pm

    I liked the on Facebook.

  57. Kim on February 20th, 2014 9:42 pm

    Also liked Liv Gluten Free on FB.

  58. Maria M on February 20th, 2014 9:44 pm

    I liked LV Gluten Free on Facebook.

  59. shaunna on February 20th, 2014 9:46 pm

    I am gluten free. My husband’s family is large. At family gatherings we all bring a dish. I cant eat anything unless i bring a few things that are gf and tasty for everyone. And recently I bad a baby girl and she has a lot of digestiv issues- causing me to have to change my diet completely. So I could use some new fresh ideas!

  60. Renee on February 20th, 2014 9:47 pm

    I am a cook and a baker. Everyone knows me for my baking. And recently, I have had to go Gluten Free and this has proven difficult for my family to cope with, for me to learn, and for my friends to understand. Mostly because they always expect me to bake and then find it strange that I cannot eat what I have made. How amazing it would be to be able to bake something that everyone LOVES, that is up to my normal baking standard, and that I can eat too! And to have options?!?! Goodness…that would be amazing. My 4 year old will be happy to see mommy eating ‘celebration’ cakes with the family again.

  61. Paige H on February 20th, 2014 9:48 pm

    What a fantastic idea! The stress of converting recipes to gluten-free before entertaining is the worst.

  62. debbie pete on February 20th, 2014 9:51 pm

    I love to entertain all the time. Love to try new recipes…gluten free and my knees are working better than they have in years.

  63. debbie pete on February 20th, 2014 9:52 pm

    liked GFE on FB

  64. debbie pete on February 20th, 2014 9:52 pm

    liked live gf on fb

  65. kathi morgan on February 20th, 2014 10:11 pm

    Do somewhat better on GF foods. Cant find recipes I love especially with baking. Would love a recipe book.

  66. JoAnn on February 20th, 2014 10:11 pm

    This would be a great book to have. I’m still learning how to bake and entertain GF.

  67. JoAnn on February 20th, 2014 10:12 pm

    I liked on FB Gluten Free Easily.

  68. JoAnn on February 20th, 2014 10:12 pm

    I liked on FB Liv Gluten Free.

  69. Kate Herring on February 20th, 2014 10:16 pm

    Need some help with creating delicious GF desserts!

  70. Judi Mott on February 20th, 2014 10:16 pm

    I have been trying to find some fun gf recipes for sharing with my life group at church. This mile high cake sounds like it will fill the bill. I have been gf for 2 years now and while I have not lost weight any more I do feel healthier.

  71. brooke on February 20th, 2014 10:18 pm

    My husband and I LOVE to entertain… One of our favorite things to do together is to cook (cooking for each other is how we fell in love!) A lot of our friends and family are GF, so this book would be so helpful to us because new and easy GF recipes are a must in our house!

  72. Kate Herring on February 20th, 2014 10:18 pm

    liked Liv and gfe!

  73. Karen Mellin on February 20th, 2014 10:19 pm

    With a cake like that I could enjoy desert also.

  74. Julie Kersten on February 20th, 2014 10:20 pm

    I’ve been in a cooking rut for a while. I’ve gone gluten free due to an intolerance that developed after a major stomach bacteria infection. I really miss baking and having fresh bread and desserts. I’d love a good gluten free cookbook.

  75. Laureen on February 20th, 2014 10:25 pm

    I’ve been looking for a good waffle recipe. Can;t wait to give this a try! Not so interested in the cake, but the cake stand is to die for!!

  76. Laureen on February 20th, 2014 10:27 pm

    Liked Liv on FB.

  77. Laureen on February 20th, 2014 10:27 pm

    liked gfe on FB.

  78. Teresa on February 20th, 2014 10:50 pm

    I too am in a cooking rut!! Would love to win your cookbook to spice things up! Liked gfe and liv on fb. Am so looking forward to new recipes!!!

  79. Desirée on February 20th, 2014 10:51 pm

    These recipes look amazing, I can’t wait to try the waffles!

  80. Holly W on February 20th, 2014 10:53 pm

    I am new to the Gluten free lifestyle and look forward to bringing “treats” to the get togethers that I go to. Having recently been diagnosed as having a wheat allergy, I have not quite given up wheat yet. I am still searching for alternatives. I look forward to trying the recipes on this page! So excited! The waffles look great.

  81. Jessica on February 20th, 2014 11:03 pm

    Liked liv on Fb

  82. Tonya Mullins on February 20th, 2014 11:19 pm

    I year old is autistic and has to be gluten and casin free. Love all of the recipe ideas and our whole family is now gluten free. I need the cookbook to cook more wonderful things.

  83. Tonya Mullins on February 20th, 2014 11:21 pm

    Liked gfe on facebook..

  84. Tonya Mullins on February 20th, 2014 11:22 pm

    Liked liv gluten free on facebook.

  85. Rod B on February 20th, 2014 11:27 pm

    New to GF, love the recipes.

  86. Rod B on February 20th, 2014 11:29 pm

    Liked GFE on FB.

  87. Rod B on February 20th, 2014 11:29 pm

    Liked Liv Gluten-Free on FB.

  88. Rebecca on February 20th, 2014 11:29 pm

    Liked gfe on facebook

  89. Rebecca on February 20th, 2014 11:31 pm

    Liked liv gluten free on facebook

  90. Rebecca on February 20th, 2014 11:32 pm

    I would love to have this cookbook as I have friends and family who are Gluten Free as well as myself and four of my kids.

  91. Melissa Rasmussen on February 20th, 2014 11:52 pm

    Love to entertain and want some new ideas. Recently diagnosed with Celiacs and ready to learn new ideas.

    Liked liv on facebook

  92. Evette on February 20th, 2014 11:59 pm

    I love to entertain, and would love to have this cookbook to offer my guest with gluten sensitivity an opportunity to fellowship with us and enjoy nice treats.

  93. Penney Binford on February 20th, 2014 11:59 pm

    I just found out over the summer that I have a wheat and rye allergy. Bad enough the I went to the hospital with my throat swollen. Anyways my husband loves desserts and feels that he can’t have them without me. I am sure he would appreciate it as much as I would.

    Thank you.
    Penney

  94. Jennifer on February 21st, 2014 1:03 am

    I just learned I have early celiac disease and these recipes look great for entertaining!

  95. Annette on February 21st, 2014 1:09 am

    Hubby and son both diagnosed celiac within a few months of each other. would love this book to get some fantastic recipes to help them on their journey to good health and good food :) Love to bake and finding the transition a bit difficult so this would be a marvellous help.

  96. Jeanne m. on February 21st, 2014 1:16 am

    Thank you for making it look and taste good.

  97. Barbara Storey on February 21st, 2014 1:48 am

    These recipes look GREAT! I’m assuming you can substitute tapioca or potato starch for the corn starch – I hope? In addition to being g-f, I have a life-threatening allergy to corn. Makes life difficult, because it’s in everything!

    • Shirley on February 21st, 2014 11:27 pm

      Hi Barbara–If you’ve had good luck subbing those for cornstarch before, they *should* work pretty well. All three are not exactly equal and you might Google to read more on the differences on those related to gluten-free baking. I know that Karina (Gluten-Free Goddess) and Carla (Gluten-Free Recipe Box) both discuss this topic. I’m sure you’ll figure out a workable solution! :-)

      Shirley

      • Barbara Storey on February 21st, 2014 11:58 pm

        Thanks, Shirley! All the g-f recipes I’ve used so far have either tapioca or potato starch in them, or both, so I think it will be okay. :)

        • Shirley on February 22nd, 2014 12:06 am

          You’re welcome, Barbara. Enjoy. :-)

  98. Magic and Mayhem on February 21st, 2014 3:57 pm

    How exciting! Can’t wait to read the book. Thanks so much! :)

    • Shirley on February 21st, 2014 11:28 pm

      You’re welcome. I know you will enjoy Olivia’s new book. :-)

      Shirley

  99. Mary on February 21st, 2014 5:24 pm

    Hi Shirley
    So excited to have won this giveaway. Can’t wait to try some of the recipes. I emailed you my address. Thanks so much!

    • Shirley on February 21st, 2014 11:28 pm

      Thanks, Mary! You’re good to go. Have fun making Olivia’s recipes!

      Shirley

  100. Jeann Fishback on February 21st, 2014 6:22 pm

    WOW!!! I was really wanting this cookbook and now I’m one of the winners. Thank you so very much. Now I don’t have to just drool over the great pictures!!!

    • Shirley on February 21st, 2014 11:30 pm

      It’s always fun to win, isn’t it? ;-) You can drool over all the photos when you get your copy and then start cooking, so you can stop drooling and start tasting! :-)

      Shirley

  101. Katrina on February 22nd, 2014 11:00 am

    Shirley! Thank you so much! It was a great surprise that really brightened my day!

    • Shirley on February 22nd, 2014 3:10 pm

      You’re welcome, of course, Katrina! I love to brighten my readers’ days! :-)

      Shirley

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