Monday

Danish Apple Cake

gluten-free dairy-free



  

Ingredients:

225g (8oz) gluten-free self-raising flour
3 x 5ml spoons (3 tsp) gluten-free baking powder
1/4 x 5ml spoon )1/4 teaspoon) xanthan gum
225g (8oz) golden granulated sugar
225g (8 oz) dairy-free margarine
4 medium eggs
2 x 5ml spoons (2 tsp) mixed spice
2 x 5ml spoons (2 tsp) vanilla extract
4 x Gala apples, washed not peeled, cut into 1 inch cubes and sprinkled with lemon juice to prevent browning until used.
2 x sweet red apples, washed not peeled, cut into thin wedges and sprinkled with lemon juice to prevent browning until used.

For the cinnamon sugar topping:

1/4 cup of golden granulated sugar
2 x 5ml spoon (2 tsp) ground cinnamon

What to do:
  1. Preheat your oven to 180'C / 350'F / Gas Mark 4.
  2. Lightly oil a 10.5 inch ( 17 cm) round baking tin.
  3. Using the all-in-one method for cakes, sift together the gluten-free flour, gluten-free baking powder, xanthan gum & mixed spice. 
  4. Place all the ingredients into a large bowl.  Whisk together until the mixture is light and creamy in colour.
  5. Stir in the apple pieces until well coated and evenly distributed.
  6. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and gently smooth over the surface.
  7. Arrange the apple wedges over the top of the cake mixture, gently pressing each piece down a little.
  8. Mix the cinnamon sugar topping ingredients together and sprinkle evenly over the whole of the cake.
  9. Bake for about 50-60 minutes until a skewer inserted into middle of the cake and comes out clean. Leave to stand for 10 minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack on its base.