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Such a simple recipe, you’ll love this Gluten Free Apple Cake. Baked in a brownie tin or a round cake tin, the results are the same.
I used to go to Pilates on a Monday evenings, what the hecky-thump has that got to do with Apple Cake I hear you say! Bramley’s, lots of them! Our teacher had a fab tree in her garden where her studio is and on the way out on at the end of class she’d say to help ourselves. I always grabbed an armful!
Now I had oodles of Bramley’s and lots of scrummy ideas as to what I should do with them. Enter this recipe I developed for this gluten and dairy free Apple Cake. Super simple to make and if you double the ingredients (I had to on this occasion to use up the apples) big enough to feed a small army! I’ve used a roasting tin in the past to bake this cake with double the ingredients; about 25 x 35cm should do it. Otherwise this specific recipe fits a square baking tin 20 x 20cm.
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Can I use any apple for this apple cake?
The short answer is yes. Bramley’s obviously have that wonderful sharpness but also add a fluffy baked texture.
If you wanted your final bake to have firmer apples then I’d recommend Granny Smiths or Pink Lady Apples. To be fair, any apple you have will work in this recipe, it’s a great bake to make with wind fall apples too as the autumn months draw closer and so does harvest time.
Can I make this Apple Tray Bake vegan?
I’ve not personally tried as I have other recipes I make with apples that are dairy and egg free as well as gluten free. Take this Vegan One Bowl Apple Cake Recipe for example. A lovely recipe I brought back from France one year after my son Lewis went on a school trip that I accompanied him on.
If you do attempt this recipe without eggs please do come back and let me know how you got on in the comments below.
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Gluten Free Apple Cake Recipe
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Gluten Free Apple Cake
- 500 g Bramley (cooking) apples cored, peeled and thinly sliced
- 4 tbsp caster sugar not necessary if using eating apples
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 lemon rind and juice
- 2 egg(s)
- 125 g caster sugar
- 125 g gluten free self raising flour
- 125 ml oil (I use vegetable or sunflower)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- sugar to sprinkle on top
- Add the sliced apples to a large bowl and to this add the 4tbsp sugar (if using Bramleys), cinnamon and lemon juice and zest. get your hands in there and toss the slices until they’re covered in the mixture.
- In another large bowl beat the eggs and caster sugar until thick and creamy, add the oil, vanilla and continue to beat until combined.
- Add the flour and beat to combine into a thick silky cake batter.
- Pour half the cake batter into the prepared square baking tin, then using half the apples add a layer to cover the mixture.
- Pour over the remaining cake mixture and repeat the apple pattern with the remaining apple slices. Sprinkle with sugar to taste.
- Bake in oven on 170°C | 150°C Fan | 325°F | Gas 3 for 40 mins
- Loosen from the edges and allow to cool totally before turning out.
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