I love Amish recipes. Having said that, Amish and gluten-free are not usually used in the same sentence. Raw Apple Cake has always been a family favorite, but I haven’t made it for quite a while. My mother-in-law made an apple cake for me that was gluten-free, so I felt inspired to try this Amish recipe with a few modifications. I used my favorite rice flour combo for the regular flour and replaced the whole wheat flour with oat flour. I also added some xanthum gum since this always seems to help make things raise better. If you’re gluten-free, give it a try. We think it’s a keeper!
1 cup sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp. vanilla
1.5 cups of rice flour combo
.5 cup of oat flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. xanthum gum
5 cups of raw apples, diced (about 4 large apples)
.5 cups of nuts, chopped
.5 tsp. cinnamon
.25 cup sugar
1. Blend first 4 ingredients together in mixing bowl. Add the next 5 ingredients and stir well.
2. Fold in the apples and nuts.
3. Spread batter in greased 9″ x 13″ baking pan.
4. Mix together cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle over batter.
*I apologize for the poor quality of my photos. I will spare you the sad details, but I broke my good camera. These were taken on my iTouch. =/