Wheatless Apple Cake

Posted on November 11, 2013. Filed under: Food Made Simple, Health | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Food - Apple Cake 3This is a great time of year for apples.  I came into a free bushel of very small, somewhat wormy, but organic apples.  After cleaning some up I adapted this recipe I found at a blog called Buttered Up.  I include the original ingredients and then my changes in parenthesis.   This was a nice way to go without using wheat which is still what I’m trying to do.  Almond flour is too heavy/sticky to use all by itself, but it was great to include here as it made the batter heavier so it sunk under the apples and created almost a dense crust there.  I know spelt is an ancient version of wheat, but remember, I’m not trying to be gluten-free, just modern wheat-free.  I will say this was delicious especially with a dollop of vanilla ice cream on top.  My plan is to make coconut milk ice cream today for the leftovers.

Wheatless Apple Cake

Ingredients
½ cup spelt flour
¼ cup (almond flour)
¾ teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
4 large apples (+1/4 C. buckwheat honey and 1 T. cinnamon mixed in as I was chopping)
2 large eggs, at room temperature
¾ cup sugar (1/2 C. buckwheat honey)
3 tablespoons dark rum (or light rum which worked fine since I had the dark honey)
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup (1 stick) butter, salted or unsalted, melted and cooled to room temperature (or ½ C. melted coconut oil)

Preparation
1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF (180ºC) and adjust the oven rack to the center of the oven. Heavily butter an 8- or 9-inch (20-23cm) springform pan and place it on a baking sheet.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flours, baking powder, and salt.

3. Peel and core the apples, then chop into pieces. Food - Apple Cake 1

4. In a large bowl, beat the eggs until foamy then whisk in the sugar, then rum and vanilla. Whisk in half of the flour mixture, then gently stir in half of the melted butter.

5. Stir in the remaining flour mixture, then the remaining butter.

6. Fold in the apple pieces until they’re well-coated with the batter and scrape them into the prepared cake pan and smooth the top with a spatula. Food - Apple Cake 2

7. Bake the cake for 50 minute to 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let the cake cool for 5 minutes, then run a knife around the edge to loosen the cake from the pan and carefully remove the sides of the cake pan, making sure no apples are stuck to it.

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Your food always looks so nice. As I’m hungry I’ve ordered the take out. It’s a pity you can’t e-mail your cake over.

Great idea. They have 3D copiers now. Maybe 3D email is not far behind!

I think it would classed as teleporting. Mind you I’ve got a red squiggly line under that word so it can’t be with us yet.

If you have 3d printers then you can print from anywhere. I suppose it’s information about the object but not the object itself. I think they’ve done teleporting on a quantum level but it’s still in it’s infancy . Must google this.

Yes! Yes!! I’m ready for teleporting! Wouldn’t that be grand?!


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