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Going Gluten Free: Mastering a Versatile, Delicious Cake for All Diets

Erin McKenna, Chef, Erin McKenna's Bakery

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5 Videos (28m)
    • Introduction

    • Dry Ingredients

    • Sweeteners

    • Mixing and Baking

    • Icing & Finishing Your Cake


About This Class

Erin McKenna is the founder and baker at Erin McKenna's Bakery, the country's leading gluten-free, vegan, kosher bakery in NYC's Lower East Side. Join her for this delectable 25-minute class on baking the perfect cake with substitutions to fit any diet!

Whether you choose health or decadence, this short and fun class takes you behind the counter of Erin's bakery, going where the magic happens. Erin breaks down two classic cake recipes — both signature to her bakery — into their essential ratios and combinations. She talks through each ingredient, explains substitutions, and gives tips and tricks to make sure your cake tastes good and bakes well.

By the end, you'll not only understand the elements of a perfect cake, but also be able to get creative and customize your own recipe, making your cake in any style you want.


Erin McKenna's Bakery (formerly Babycakes) creates dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, gluten-free & agave-sweetened cakes & cookies.

39 of 41 students recommendSee All

wonderful learning...sure going to try this recipe
Easy step by step instructions with flavor variations so you can cook several different cakes. Definitely made with loving care. My daughter is gluten free so thank you so much!
Jeffrey Schreier

Don't be intimidated by Excel!

I make gluten free for a granddaughter who was diagnosed at the age of 3. She is super sensitive, and I want her things to taste like they did before she had to go gluten free. So thank you for your sharing and classes.





Erin McKenna

Chef, Erin McKenna's Bakery

In 2005, Erin McKenna's Bakery NYC opened on the Lower East Side of Manhattan with two rules:

1. Create a bakery free of harmful ingredients.
2. Wear cute uniforms.

Today, as then, they focus on the underserved-- people with gluten, dairy, egg, and soy sensitivities, the health-minded, and, most importantly, allergic kids who are often unable
to indulge.

They select all ingredients responsibly and use their natural sweeteners sparingly. Their goal is to ma...

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