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Apple Cakes

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Applesauce Cake

Additions of raisins and nuts, seasonings of nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves make up one delicious Applesauce Cake.

Apple Cakes

2 cups applesauce
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups flour mix (1-cup potato, 1/2-cup tapioca, 1/2-cup chana or light buckwheat)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon Gluten-Free Baking Powder
1 cup seedless raisins (optional)
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
1/2 cup vegetable oil or melted shortening

Recipe Directions

Preheat the oven to 350-degrees. Prepare a 9 x 13-inch pan by spraying with a safe vegetable coating or by greasing it and then dusting with gluten-free flour.

In a bowl, gently blend applesauce, sugar and soda together. In a second bowl, sift together the remaining dry ingredients several times to add air into the flour. Blend the dry ingredients into the applesauce and sugar mixture in small amounts. With the last amount of dry ingredients add the raisins and nuts. Finally, blend in the vegetable oil.

Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the Applesauce Cake springs back when lightly touched.


Apple Cake

This recipe bakes up a quick, delicious apple cake and apple cobbler using gluten free flour. Spiced with cinnamon.

Beat together: 1-3/4 cup sugar, 3 eggs

Add: 1 cup oil and mix until creamy.

Sift together:
2 cups gluten free flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla powder
1 teaspoon xanthan gum

Mix dry ingredients into egg mixture.

Fold in:
2 cups sliced apples
1 cup chopped nuts

Batter will be stiff. Turn into 9 x 13-inch pan sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 375-degrees for 40 to 45 minutes. Top with powdered sugar if you wish.


Variation: Apple Cobbler

Serve this warm or at room temperature and with or without ice cream, it's delicious either way. For added decadence, drizzle the top of the warm pie with a sugar glaze made from a mixture of sifted confectioners' sugar, vanilla, milk, and a dash of cinnamon.

Apple Cobbler

Nonstick cooking spray
7 cups peeled, thinly sliced Red or Golden Delicious apples (6 to 7 apples)
1/4 cup plus 1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon plus
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon plus
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 teaspoons bottled lemon juice
1/2 cup gluten-free flour mixture
1/2 cup almond meal
1 cup chopped pecans
6 tablespoons butter, melted

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 10 inch pie plate with cooking spray.

Place the apple slices in a medium bowl. Stir in 1/4 cup of brown sugar, the granulated sugar, cornstarch, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, the nutmeg, and lemon juice. Spoon the mixture into the prepared pie plate.

Tip: Pie plates vary in how many cups of filling they can hold. If you do not have a 10 inch pie plate, you can use a 9 x 9 inch pan or a deep-dish 9 inch pie plate.

Variation: You can use canned gluten-free blueberry, cherry, or peach pie fillings in place of the apple pie filling.