Gluten-free Apple Cake

6 May

As I sit here in my office writing this post, I quickly shot a look around my computer screen and witness this cake being devoured by my colleagues, I know this is definitely one recipe I must share with you.

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“The Apple of My Eye”

I was the last to leave the office on Friday evening and on my way out the door I noticed a dozen or so apples sitting on the bench looking rather sad. Apples are available all year round in Geneva although local varieties are at their best from September through to November. Thinking that these apples would be looking a wee bit more sad come Monday morning, I decided to procure these apples for the weekend and return them on Monday in the form of an Apple Cake.

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“An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away”

Apples are a good source of both soluble and insoluble fibre which is great for your digestive system.  The soluble fibre is known as pectin and the beauty of it is that it  has the power to help lower cholesterol, while the insoluble fiber provides bulk in the intestinal tract to keep your regular and stabilize blood sugar as well as decrease the appetite and fill you up for hours. The addition of omega 3 rich almonds add a dose of antioxidant vitamin E plus a gorgeous texture and crunch whist the eggs add protein that help to stabilise the cake.

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“As Sweet As Apple Pie”

INGREDIENTS

125g butter, melted
80g white sugar
200g sweetened condensed milk
3 eggs, separated
125g ground almonds
30g gluten-free cornflour
2 tablespoons baking powder
8 medium apples, peeled and sliced
pinch salt

METHOD

  1. Preheat the oven to 160ºC. Grease and line 
a 20cm spring-form baking tin.
  2. Beat the melted butter, sugar and condensed milk together in a very 
large bowl. Add the egg yolks and 
mix well. Fold in the ground almonds, cornflour and baking powder. Add the sliced apples.
  3. Beat the egg whites and salt until firm. Gently fold the egg whites into the cake mixture.
  4. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and bake in the preheated oven for 60-70 minutes, or until a fine skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.

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