Apple Cake is one of my favorite desserts! The first time I had it was Christmas Eve and I was only 9 years old! Unfortunately, it took until now for me to find a recipe to try it again. Yes, it has been 15 years since I have had it; and guess what? ... It is still my favorite!!
This Apple Cake tastes just like a cinnamon roll. Better yet.... one of those cinnamon raisin biscuits from Hardee's. It can be eaten for dessert.... or breakfast ;) and I always pretend it's healthy for me because of the apples. I can pretend right?
Recently my husband and I have built a new home together. With a new home there comes a lot of new visitors and entertaining. Visitors and entertaining is fine by me because I love an excuse to cook! However, my husbands family has started a gluten free-dairy free diet. When knowing they are coming for dinner I admit I panic a little. Thinking of gluten free-dairy free recipes may not seem difficult, but at the moment everything we can think of includes some type of noodle or cheese. I settle with the easy baked chicken and vegetables. But what about dessert? I'm known as the dessert queen so it has to be a killer gluten free dessert! I automatically wanted to try my apple cake. Except for a tiny bit of butter, this cake has been made completely gluten and dairy free, and it is just as scrumptious as before!
I have made this cake 5 times in the last two months! I'm guessing it's everyone else's favorite now too :) Once for me, once from my husband's request, once for my mother in law, once for my sister in law, and another by request for my sister in law's housewarming party!
If you make this Apple Cake, please feel free to come back and leave me a comment telling me what you think! If you have any suggestions please feel free to share!
For this cake you will need:
2 cup powdered sugar
4 tbsp. honey
4 tbsp. soy milk
3 peeled and diced granny apples
1 cup chopped toasted walnuts (or 1/4 cup Earth's Balance and 1 cup regular chopped walnuts)
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tsp. cinnamon
3 cup gluten free all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 cup sugar
1 1/4 cup vegetable oil
You will need 3 large bowls, a small bowl, a mixer, and a bundt pan.
1- Heat oven to 350 and lightly grease bundt pan
2- In a small bowl melt walnuts and 1/2 a stick of unsalted butter in the microwave for about 2
minutes. Stir every 30 seconds.
3- In a large bowl mix the diced apples, walnuts, cinnamon, and vanilla. Set aside.
4- In a separate large bowl mix the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set this aside as well.
5- In another large bowl beat the sugar, oil, and eggs for about 2-3 minutes. Add the flour mix and
beat until well combined. Fold in the apple mixture.
6- Scrape batter into the bundt pan and bake in the over for 1 hour 30 min or until done.
7- Allow to cool for about an hour before dumping the cake onto a plate.
8- When you have turned the cake out, in a small bowl, mix the
powdered sugar with the soy milk. Mix really good with a spoon making sure to dissolve all
sugar clumps. Add the honey and stir very well. Drizzle the glaze over the Apple Cake.
** If you don't want this to be gluten or dairy free:
Use regular all purpose flour in place of the gluten free
Use regular milk in place of the soy milk.
If using Earth's Balance to toast your walnuts, use 1/2 a stick of unsalted butter.