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gluten free apple cake

My aunt came round with this cake the other day. She is allergic to many additives and preservatives so if she wants something sweet she makes it. This cake was beautiful. A real Autumn/Winter treat great either served plain or with cream. Perfect for using up the last of the Autumn apple glut. Guests on our retreat love it and I’m sure you’ll love it too.



225g butter (room temperature)

225g caster sugar

3 eggs

225g gluten free self raising flour ( normal SR flour can also be used instead)

25g ground almonds

1 tsp baking powder

1 lemon zest and juice

1 large cooking apple peeled, cored and finely chopped

1 tsp demerara sugar



Preheat oven to 180 and line a small rectangular baking tray.

With an electric whisk cream together the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl.

In a separate bowl whisk up your eggs, then slowly bit by bit pour them into your butter sugar mix. Stir to a smooth consistency.

Then fold in your ground almonds, sieved flour and baking powder.

Add lemon zest, juice and diced apple, stir some more.

Then pour out into your baking tray, the consistency might be quite thick by now but thats ok, then gently spread your mixture out and sprinkle with your demerara sugar.

Finally, bake in the oven for 35 minutes, check at 30 and it could be 5-10 minutes more. Your cake is cooked when springy to the touch and a skewer comes out clean when pierced into the middle.

Cut into large squares and serve with lovely cup of herbal tea.



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