Monday, November 11, 2013

Gingerbread Apple Cake

If you love the taste of gingerbread and apple fritter bread, I am hoping you will love this creation of Gingerbread Apple Cake I've come up with.  

I couldn't decide which one to make since I was craving them both, so I put them into one!  

This has a wonderful light gingerbread flavor with the added sweetness of cinnamon apples.
You can bake it all in a loaf pan or in individual muffin tins which would work great if you are having holiday guests.  I was thinking more of a morning gingerbread recipe to enjoy with tea or coffee, but these would definitely work perfect for dessert.  Adding a dollop of whipped coconut cream or even my recipe for pumpkin whip cream would really kick it up a another notch!  


Gingerbread Apple Cake:
Loaf pan (9x5x3) or 12 cup cupcake pan

1 Cup  Brown Rice Flour                                                            
1 Cup  White Rice Flour
1/3 Cup  Potato Starch
1 tsp.  Xantham Gum
1 tsp.  Baking Powder
1 tsp.  Baking Soda
1/8 tsp.  Fine Sea Salt
2 tsp.  Ground Ginger
1 tsp.  Ground Cinnamon
3 tsp.  Egg Replacer mixed with 3 TB warm water
1/3 Cup  Coconut Palm Sugar
1/3 Cup  Organic Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup  Molasses
1/3 Cup  Spectrum Shortening
1 Cup  Organic Applesauce

1 Apple -peeled, cored and chopped (or sliced if baking in muffin tins)
1 TB  Coconut Palm Sugar
1/2 tsp.  Ground Cinnamon


1 Cup  Organic Powdered Sugar
2 TB.  Coconut Milk (carton) or you favorite milk substitute

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease pan and set aside.
In small bowl toss together prepared apples, palm sugar (1 TB) and cinnamon (1/2 tsp.), set aside.
In another separate bowl stir together brown rice flour, white rice flour, potato starch, xantham gum, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger and cinnamon.  Set aside.  In mixing bowl with paddle attachment add; prepared egg replacer, palm sugar, brown sugar, molasses, spectrum shortening and applesauce and mix on medium low until well combined.  Slowly add in dry mixture and mix on low, scraping down when needed, until just combined.  Add 1/2 of  the batter to the prepared loaf pan and lightly press in 1/2 of the apple mixture.  Then add the rest of the batter and top with remaining chopped apples, pressing in lightly.  Bake 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Cool completely and if desired top with glaze.  Enjoy!
(To prepare glaze, in a small bowl stir together powdered sugar and coconut milk and pour over cooled gingerbread cake)

*If baking in muffin tins- bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Peeled, cored, chopped apples mixed with sugar and cinnamon.

Sugar cinnamon apple slices added to muffin tins.
First 1/2 of batter and 1/2 of prepared apples, pressed lightly in.

Batter added to apple slices.

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  1. Bob would love that. Might have to leave the glaze off because I'm sure I will want a piece too.

    1. Thanks! It would just fine without the glaze too!

  2. Oh my gosh that looks awesome, and we just bought a big bag of organic apples so I'll have to give this a try!

    Thanks so much for sharing this on Waste Not Want Not Wednesday, I've pinned it :)

  3. This looks TOO delicious! Thank you for sharing this at Healing With Food Friday! Come back again this week - we are LIVE now!

  4. OH YUM!, This looks fantastic!
    Thanks for sharing at's #glutenfreefridays link up!