Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Applesauce Cake - Gluten Free

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Applesauce Cake - Gluten Free:
In a Kitchenaid bowl with a Paddle Cream:
½ Cup Shortening
2 Eggs (Whisk with a fork first)

Add: and mix in:
1 ½ Cups Unsweetened Applesauce
½ Cup Water

In a Medium Bowl Whisk together:
2 ½ Cups Gluten Free Flour (***SEE FOOT NOTE***)
1 ¾ Cup Sugar
1 ½ tsp. Baking Soda
¼ tsp. Baking Powder
1 ½ tsp. Salt
1 ½ tsp. Xanthan Gum
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice (or ½ tsp. Allspice & ¼ tsp. Nutmeg & ¼ tsp. Cloves)

Slowly add the flour mixture to the dry ingredients on low speed.
Scrap down the bowl.
Mix on Medium Speed for 1 Minute.

Optional: Add in:
1 Cup Raisins
½ Cup Chopped Walnuts

Pour the cake batter into a 9X13 Greased Pan

Bake in 350* Pre-heated Oven
For approximately 50-55 Minutes or until done.

I use a digital thermometer.. Insert into the center of the cake when it reaches an internal Temperature of 205* the Cake is done. Cool Pan in a Wire Rack.

When the cake has completely cooled sprinkle with Powdered Sugar.

After I cut the Cake I placed the pieces on a wire rack and sprinkled on more Powdered Sugar. This cake stayed fresh in a plastic container for 3 days. It can also be frozen.

(***FOOT NOTE***)

You can use the recipe below for home made Gluten Free flour mix
or buy a pre-made Gluten Free Flour Mix

Gluten Free Home Made Flour Mix for:
cookies, muffins, cakes, quick breads and biscuits
I got this recipe at the Gluten Free Expo

2 1/4 Cups Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Brown Rice Flour
1/4 Cup Bob's Red Mill Potato Starch
2/3 Cup Bob's Red Mill Tapioca Starch
3/4 Cup Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Sweet Rice Flour
1/3 Cup Cornstarch

Measure all the ingredients into a container. I used a spoon to lightly mix it together then put the cover on and shake well.
(Making sure its a tight fitting cover)

The original recipe called to add 2 tsp. Xanthan Gum
I did not do that, I like to add mine to each recipe individually.


Bob's Red Mill Flours: http://www.bobsredmill.com/

Kitchenaid Mixer:

Taylor Pro Kitchen Waterproof Digital Thermometer:
I used a digital thermometer to check the bread for when its done. Bake until 205*-210* in the center of the bread.
Its also great to check the temperature of the milk and water before adding the yeast. Its a helpful gadget.

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Corel ~ Videostudio ProX4 Professional Video Editing Software
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