If you like apples, then you’ll love this gluten free apple cake. This is one of my favorite gluten-free cakes to make in the fall when apples are in full bloom and everyone is ready to warm up their homes with delicious, comforting treats. It has some apple flavors supported by a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg. It has the ideal amount of sweetness and fall spices, and it is moist and delicious. Learn how to make this cake at home with Cakepluss today.
How to make gluten free apple cake?
- Gluten Free Flour
- Unsalted Butter
- Lemon Zest
- Eggs, sugar, butter, honey
- Vanilla extract
- Kosher salt
- Baking powder
- Use a 9×9 rectangular pan or a 9″ round cake pan. Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly spray the spring mold with nonstick cooking spray and line the bottom with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Lemon zest and granulated sugar should be combined in a small bowl. Rub the lemon zest into the sugar with your hands. This gives a bright lemon flavor and will give the gluten-free apple pie a mild lemon flavor.
- Butter should be at room temperature when added to a stand mixer’s bowl. Mix on medium speed for 1 minute until lighter in color and smooth. Add the lemon sugar and vanilla extract and mix for another 2 minutes.
- Add the eggs at room temperature one at a time, 30 seconds at a time.
Combine gluten-free all-purpose flour, baking powder, and kosher salt. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, alternating one-third at a time with milk. Blend the mixture until it is evenly smooth.
- Transfer the gluten-free apple pie dough to the prepared springform pan and spread it evenly with a small knife. Let the dough rest on the counter while you prepare the apples.
- Peel apples, remove cores, and cut into quarters. Using a sharp knife carefully cut the apple lengthwise without slicing it all the way. Then place the apple slices on top of the dough, face down and gently press down.
- Place the apple pie in the preheated oven and bake at 350F for 45-55 minutes. The test strip inserted in the middle of the cake will come out clear and the top of the cake will be golden brown.
- Remove the apple pie from the oven and place on a rack to cool. Honey and water are combined in a small basin. Brush evenly over warm cake and apple slices.
- Let the cake cool in the mold for 10 minutes before removing the spring ring. You can either let the cake cool completely on a wire rack or sprinkle powdered sugar over the cake and cut it while it is still warm.
Store leftover gluten-free apple pie that you may have in an airtight container at room temperature if you plan to eat it all on the same day. This moist gluten-free cake tastes better when cooled, but should be consumed within 4 days. To freeze gluten-free apple pie, make sure it has cooled completely. Wrap the whole uncut cake in cling film and place it in an airtight container or large ziplock bag. Using this method, you can also freeze individual parts. Transfer the cake from the freezer to the refrigerator, then leave it there overnight to defrost.
FAQs- Gluten Free Apple cake
– What are the best apples for making this cake?
For baking, you want an apple that will keep its shape when applied to heat and bring out a lot of flavors. Granny Smith apples are often recommended for baking, because they are quite tart, keep well in the oven, and are widely available. For depth of flavor and texture in your baked goods, you should use a variety. My favorite apples to eat, bake, and even cook into apple sauce are Empire, Macintosh, and Cortland.
– Can you freeze cake batter?
Yes, you can freeze cake dough for up to three months. To accomplish this, prepare the dough as directed in the recipe, then put it in a freezer bag. When sealing the bag, make an effort to eliminate as much air as you can. When you’re ready to make the cake, place the dough in the fridge and let it defrost until it’s completely thawed – this can take up to 6 hours.
– Can I use shredded apples?
Yes, you can also make this cake with finely chopped apple slices. Be sure to press them with a paper towel to absorb any extra liquid before adding them, and then gently stack them in the dough. Although the flavor of this cake won’t alter, the texture will.
In conclusion, gluten-free apple cake is a delicious dessert option that caters to individuals with gluten sensitivities or those following a gluten-free diet. With proper ingredient selection and preparation, it can be a delectable treat for everyone, regardless of their dietary restrictions.