Saturday, February 25, 2017

Sugar free, Party Piece Apple Cake

My party piece - an apple cake too delicious not to try!
It does not have sugar added, but does have butter, so not a dairy free cake this time.
I used spelt, but gluten free flour works just fine.

Just before you think this is a too big a job, I can assure you, this is a very easy cake to make!
And  this sugar free recipe doesn't stop sugar lovers from enjoying this cake.

Delicious Sugar Free (no added sugar) Apple Cake.

Put the following in a (magi-mix) food processor and mix until the consistency resembles course cornmeal: (can be done by hand too)
  • 8 ounces spelt flour *
  • teasp. baking powder
  • 2 teaspspeculaas kruid (which is a Dutch mixed cookie spice).  Cookie-spice will do the same, or mix mostly cinnamon, with a little bit of nutmeg, cloves, ginger, cardamon, white pepper 
  • 3 to 4 ounces of butter or margarine
Transfer to large bowl and add:
  • 4 ounces of sultanas, or raisins
  • 2 apples cut into small pieces
  • (optional add seeds or nuts to your liking)
Mix together:
Mix this with dry ingredients to create a wet-ish dough that easily falls of the knife.
Add more more if it looks too dry.
  • put into greased and floured 2lb loaf tin (or a ring-cake-tin)) and level on top.
  • bake in preheated oven 350-375F, 180 C, or gas 4, for 1 hour. (centre)
  • Eat and enjoy!

*you can also use gluten free flour, but in this case increase the amount of baking powder to 2 and 1/2 teaspoon and add more liquid)

Links and further reading
  • Other recipes, mostly wheat, and sugar free, but all are adaptable and delicious even without sugar. Trust me!

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