Thursday, November 29, 2012

Gluten free Jewish Apple Cake

My favorite thing about Christmas morning last year was our breakfast and singing Happy Birthday to Jesus and eating Jewish apple cake for breakfast. I really needed to find the recipe and found it so here it is :

The GFCF Recipe Experience: Jewish Apple Cake

I love this recipe because this cake is one my Mom has made since I was a child, and to me it is wonderful to be able to gfcf a family recipe. I think the gfcf version tastes just as good as Mom's, and Mom's is usually devoured immediately.

Oh, and I would be remiss without passing along my Chemist-Father's instructions - measure all ingredients accurately.


3 cups gfcf flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup oil
6 large eggs
1/4 cup orange juice
2 1/2 tsp gf vanilla
3 tsp gf baking powder
4 - 6 Granny Smith apples, pared and sliced thin
sugar and cinnamon for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 325.

Place all ingredients except apples into a mixing bowl. Using a mixer, blend for 5 - 7 minutes, starting a low speed until a thick batter is obtained, then raising to medium speed.

Grease or spray a tube pan with cooking spray.

Pour 1/3 of the batter into the tube pan. Place a layer of apples on top of the batter, then sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Add another 1/3 of the batter and another layer of apples, sprinkling with cinnamon and sugar. Add the remaining 1/3 of the batter and the rest of the apples, sprinkling cinnamon and sugar over top of the apples.

Bake at 325 for 1 1/2 hours; test with a cake tester. If still wet, bake an additional 15 minutes.