Every now and again, I’ll go off the beaten path like I have today with this gluten-free brownie. I’m by no means gluten free, but I do have friends that are, so I like make sure I can deliver sweets as needed, when needed.
This gluten free brownie is one I made for a gathering last week and it definitely went over well. I didn’t tell anyone it was gluten-free until afterwards. Everyone was shocked, since they mostly equate gluten-free with inferior baked goods, ie. dry, flavorless, sandy, dense and a few other adjectives I can’t share here. Pretty much all things that I have experienced with gluten-free baked goods.
But here’s the thing, gluten-free baking takes sometime to learn. So the recipe I’m loving on here is not my own, it’s a recipe from Kyra Bussanich gluten-free book, Sweet Cravings. It’s one of my favorite books – there are so many good recipes! And it’s a book worth owning if you want to learn gluten-free baking.
Luckily Kyra keeps it simple, so this recipe comes together quickly and easily. The only real work is finding a few items you may not have stocked in your pantry like potato and tapioca starch. Both can easily be sourced at some grocery stores, if not, a health food store will definitely have it.
I followed the recipe in its entirety, but swapped out the finishing mocha frosting for a heavy hit of salted caramel. And that’s only because someone else brought a death by chocolate cake to the gathering, so I went for a sweet and salty combo with this recipe.
That’s it for today. I hope you have a great weekend and see you all next week Monday.
Gluten-Free Truffle Fudge Brownie with Salted Caramel
- 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup potato starch
- 1/4 tapioca starch
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 2 tablespoons instant espresso powder dissolved in 1/4 cup of water (I used Starbucks Via French Roast)
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
For the remainder of this recipe, please click over to Kyra's site here.
I’m trying to learn gluten free baking too so I’m going to check out her book. Amazing brownies!!
Liz @ Floating Kitchen says
Wow – these look amazing, Naomi. That caramel topping is crazy good! I can see how you fooled everyone and no one guessed they were gluten free. They look so decadent!
Julie @ Table for Two says
Omg, I love all that salt on top of the caramel!!
Jennie @onesweetmess says
Good night, these look amazing! I’m lovin’ that caramel/salt topping. Yum!
Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says
These are the most beautiful brownies ever .. and I love them more because they are GF . . will check out Kyra’s book!!!
Christina Hartnett says
Gorgeous shots!!! I love how you styled the photographs for this recipe. Plus, the brownies look crazy amazing! Great job 🙂
You had me at salted caramel!
Marla Meridith says
These look fantastic! Smart to have the gluten free options!
The salted caramel frosting recipe is missing.
birthday cupcake says
I love this cake with caramel, so yummy
That salt on top is just calling my name! Yum!
Naomi! These look so delicious and chocolatey and perfect! Love the addition of salt and the photos!
June @ How to Philosophize with Cake says
Those look terrific, especially with that layer of salted caramel! even cooler if they’re gluten-free 🙂
Claire @The Simple, Sweet Life says
This looks amazing! Love the combination of brownie and salted caramel!
kearin @ the winsome baker says
yay for more gluten free options! and another book to add to my wishlist 🙂 I love your photos – you always have gorgeous props too – jelly!
Gaby Dalkin says
OMG! look at all that caramel and the salt!! Obsessed with this, Naomi!
YAY! I’m so glad you found the recipe and have been having fun with it. Your photography and styling rocks (an area I am sadly lacking) so these look absolutely amazing Naomi! :*
Maddy @ The Sweetest Beet says
Oh man, can we please appreciate the salty caramel goodness dripping off of these brownies?? These look absolutely stunning and delicious. They could even sway me to thinking gluten free would be easy 🙂 The photos are absolutely lovely as well, love the blog!
Jennifer Farley says
These brownies look absolutely amazing! I could eat the entire batch.
Amy | Club Narwhal says
Naomi, I’m not GF either but pretty much want to face plant into this pan–that caramel topping has got me like, whoa!
Jenny Flake says
Drooling over here Naomi! Gorgeous!!!
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen says
These look decadently delicious Naomi!! I’m going gluten free!!
These are just beautiful