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Gluten-Free European Apple Cake Recipe
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Gluten-Free European Apple Cake

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"My Romanian family all make some version of this dense apple walnut cake every autumn. I think it's common to Germans, Austrians, and Hungarians too. I'm so pleased that I could almost replicate the taste and texture without wheat! Coconut flour can be substituted for almond flour. Makes a 9x13-inch pan. When cool, you can dust with confectioners' sugar if desired."

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Original recipe makes 1 9x13-inch cake Change Servings
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  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr
  • READY IN

    1 hr 30 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch pan; lightly flour with gluten-free flour.
  2. Whisk sorghum flour, almond flour, rice flour, tapioca flour, xanthan gum, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl.
  3. Whisk sugar, vegetable oil, and eggs together in a separate bowl; stir into flour mixture until incorporated and batter is thoroughly combined. Fold in apples and walnuts. Pour and press batter into the prepared pan.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a knife inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean, about 1 hour.
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Jan 05, 2013

I'm 1st generation, 100% Hungarian and this was really good. I can't believe it's gluten free. I used coconut flour, since I didn't have almond flour and it came out great. Thank you for such a tasty, easy recipe.

 
Dec 24, 2013

FANTASTIC!! I don't have all those different flours on hand, so I just substituted 2 cups of all purpose gluten free flour which already has xanthan gum in it. I also cut back the sugar to 1 1/2 cups but will try even less next time. Consistency of cake is amazing and no one would guess it's gluten free!!!

 

8 Ratings

Nov 08, 2013

I loved the taste and consistency. 4 apples were too many, I only used 2 and I also cut the sugar back to 1 cup. It came out perfect! Keep in mind cake doesn't rise too high. I baked for about 50 mins.

 
Nov 17, 2012

Evn my family who do eat wheat loved it!

 
Dec 13, 2013

I read some of the earlier comments about this recipe. Very helpful. couldn't find Almond Flour so switched to Coconut Flour. I cut the sugar to 1 Cup. Absolutely delicious and moist. Peachlander12

 
Apr 07, 2013

GREAT recipe!

 
Sep 16, 2013

This recipe is an absolute treasure for those who cannot eat wheat. +The reviewer who expressed concern re xanthan gum as an allergen can substitute guar gum or locust bean gum. It might be possible to find out what the growth medium for your xanthan gum was. It's not always grown out on wheat.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 447 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 50.2 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 53 mg
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 26.6 g
  • 41%
  • Fiber
  • 4.3 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 5.3 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 270 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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