You’re gluten-free or dairy-free or both and you want cake. When you’re at the supermarket, you wander past all the cakes calling your name that you can’t have.
You have a lot of apples sitting on your worktop waiting to be used up. This delicious gluten-free cake is your solution.
Finally, you’ve found the right blog post to use up the apples on your counter.
GLUTEN-FREE APPLE RECIPE IDEAS
With a bunch of apples hanging around, here are some ways to use them up. There are so many gluten-free apple recipes.
- Gluten-free apple cake
- Gluten-free apple pie
- Gluten-free apple crumble
- Gluten-free apple crisp
- Apple butter
- Apple sauce
- Apple jam
THE BEST APPLES
There are so many varieties of apples available. These 4 apples are great for baking and cooking.
GRANNY SMITH APPLES
These are a great apple to use. They hold their shape and have a tart flavour with a slight sweetness.
GOLDEN DELICIOUS APPLES
Golden delicious apples have a sweet-tart flavour. They hold up well in baking.
PINK LADY APPLES
Pink lady apples hold their shape well when baked. These apples also have the perfect balance of sweetness and tartness.
These apples can be sour when eaten raw but when they’re cooked, they are delicious. Bramley apples are great in desserts like compotes, pies, and crumbles.
SHOULD YOU PEEL APPLES FOR APPLE CAKE?
Whether you peel apples or not is a personal choice. Some prefer apples without skin and others prefer apples with skin.
It also depends on the recipe. As the apple is diced in this gluten-free cake, it doesn’t matter whether you leave the skin on or not. But another recipe with bigger chunks of apple might be nicer with a peeled apple.
STORING GLUTEN-FREE APPLE CAKE
Storing gluten-free cake is key to making sure you get the best out of it.
If the weather is really hot, you can store it in the fridge. Cakes can last between 2-5 days in the fridge.
Cakes freeze well. Slice the cake into portions, wrap the portions separately in greaseproof paper and freeze in a freezer safe tub. When you want to eat the cake, simply pull it out the freezer and let it defrost. Use within 3 months of freezing the cake.
Gluten-free apple cake is best stored in an airtight container, out of direct sunlight on a kitchen counter. The cake is
DIFFERENT TINS TO USE
You can bake a gluten-free cake in different tins. Baking time will need to be altered. But you can use one recipe to make different baked goods.
The results you are looking for are:
- The cake springing back when touched.
- A golden-brown colour.
- When a knife is inserted, it comes out clean with no batter on it.
A loaf shape is a great alternative to a round cake. As this cake would be deeper, you would need to bake it for 65 minutes or longer.
ROUND CAKE TIN
A round cake tin is very common. In a tin with a 9 inch (23cm) diameter, this cake would take 50 minutes or more.
If you are making cupcakes, reduce the cooking time. I would check after 25 minutes.
MINI LOAF TIN
Cooking time would be reduced. I would recommend checking after 25 minutes.
Gluten-free Apple Cake
- 1 egg
- 162 ml sunflower oil
- 2 apples diced
- 160 grams sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground mixed spice
- 339 grams gluten-free self-raising flour
- 90 ml rice milk
- Preheat the oven to 170°C and line a 9 inch (23cm) round cake tin with baking paper.
- Mix the egg and oil in a bowl.
- Dice the apples and add to the egg mixture.
- Add the sugar, salt, ground cinnamon, and ground mixed spice to the bowl.
- Stir until combined.
- Fold in the gluten-free flour.
- Pour the rice milk in and fold it until combined. You should have a thick batter that is spoonable.
- Bake for 52 minutes. Until it is golden brown, springs back when touched and a knife comes out clean.
What cakes do you enjoy eating?