Spiced Magic Buttermilk Cake – Gluten Free Recipe

September 18, 2013Allison Murray
Spiced Magic Buttermilk Cake - Gluten Free Recipe -- www.dreamalittlebigger.com

Spiced Magic Buttermilk Cake - Gluten Free Recipe -- www.dreamalittlebigger.com

I’ve mentioned kind of sort of before that I had a period where I couldn’t craft because I couldn’t use my hands well enough to. But I couldn’t sit around and not do something so I threw myself into cooking. Now I’d never had the inclination to learn to cook before, I was strictly a to go on the way home kind of a gal so there was A LOT to learn.

I scrambled eggs without paying attention to the expired date and decided to ignore the odd smell (but couldn’t ignore the awful taste). I served up spaghetti with crunchy centers inside of every noodle. Honestly, it was a disaster. But nowadays most people will tell you that I’m a pretty good cook and I’d have to agree with them.

When I started cooking things and sharing them on the blog, oh, last month or so, I started to lament that I couldn’t make my old family recipes, or self made recipes I worked so hard on. But rather than just let myself feel totally defeated, I decided to try to gluten free up these babies so that I could enjoy them once again, and other people who are GF like me could add a new recipe to their box.

Now what exactly makes this cake so magical? Have you ever had buttermilk pie? You know that insanely sweet and tasty custard that fills a buttermilk pie? Well, you’re going to have about a quarter of an inch of that very gooey awesomeness on the bottom of your cake. You get the flavors of a buttermilk pie without all of the work. And basically I couldn’t make a buttermilk pie set up for the life of me and this was plan b. And guess what, my buttermilk pie loving family totally wigged out over it.

Spiced Magic Buttermilk Cake - Gluten Free Recipe -- www.dreamalittlebigger.com

Spiced Magic Buttermilk Cake- Gluten Free (or not) Recipe

This cake is so simple to make and will only dirty one bowl! If you have a hard time making a buttermilk pie stand up, but love the super sweet custard, this recipe is one you’re going to absolutely love!

  • 1/3 cup melted butter (not margarine)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup Bisquick (can be gluten free or normal)
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Take everything and mix it together with your hand mixer for about 2 minutes.
  3. Pour into a pie pan and bake for 30-45 minutes or until a knife comes out of the center cleanly.
  4. Allow to cool before serving.

What do you think? Have you got about 5 minutes to spare to knock out some of this magical cake? You won’t be sorry. I promise!

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Comments (2)

  • Camila

    September 24, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    It looks delicious! Pining!!! Thanks so much for sharing this with me at Bewitch Me & Titi! Hope to have you back with more amazing shares! Hope you are having a marvellous week!!!

    Cami @ TitiCrafty.com

    1. Allison

      September 25, 2013 at 3:33 PM

      Thanks so much and I’m very glad to have joined in on the party!

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