Gluten-free Sourdough Molasses Spice Cake


This sweet, spicy snack cake is made even better by the very slight tang of sourdough. Serve with tea for an afternoon treat.


  • 1 cup brown rice sourdough starter
  • 3/4 cup superfine white rice flour
  • 1/4 cup sorghum flour
  • 1/2 cup potato or tapioca starch
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup Sucanat
  • 1/2 cup blackstrap molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  1. Mix together sourdough starter, flours, and starch until a stiff dough comes together. Cover and let sour 8 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour an 8x8-inch baking pan. In a medium bowl, cream butter with Sucanat and molasses. Beat in eggs, sea salt, ginger, and cinnamon.
  3. Using a wooden spoon or your hands (it can be tough at first), blend the butter-sweetener-egg mixture into the soured dough. Sprinkle baking soda over the dough and blend until completely combined.
  4. Pour batter into prepared baking pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick or knife comes out clean when inserted into the center. 


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