Saturday, 22 December 2012

Recipe: Gluten-Free Apple Almond Cake

The husband and I are off to the 'rents house for Christmas holidays today, so I'm planning to bring a cake!   My mother in law is gluten-free, and so I wanted to try and make an almond cake - I searched around for a few recipes, and chopped and changed a few things, and thought I'd share my take on one with apples!

3 chopped apples
Juice of 1 lemon
300g golden caster sugar
8 eggs
325g ground almonds
icing sugar and flaked almonds to sprinkle on top

-In a pan, cook apples with lemon juice and a bit of the sugar.  Mash them when they are soft enough, but leaft them a bit lumpy for texture.
-In another bowl mix the eggs, and then add the ground almonds, rest of the sugar and lemon juice, and the apple mash.
-Grease a baking tin and pour in the mixture, sprinkling the flaked almonds on top.  Bake for 40 minutes.  After cooling, sprinkle with icing sugar and serve!

I haven't actually done this yet, but I'll check back with a picture of how it turns out.  It sounds like an easy recipe though!!  What could go wrong...?

Oh, I had better buy a baking tin.

[Update: It baked like a dream, and tasted amazing!  Definitly going to make this one again!!]


  1. Wow, it looks very very yummy!! :D I should give your recipe a try though I'm not in any way good with baking haha.

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  2. Thanks Alicia! The finished product looks yummy though we haven't tried it yet :) Thanks for sharing your blog, I'll be sure to follow!