The Gluten Free Garcias

Living gluten free in a gluten filled world!

Mema’s Fresh Apple Cake November 5, 2012

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Hello All!!

I am trying to make Saturdays or Mondays my update day, so bear with me! We are in the process of packing our house so we can move closer to our church. Our house has been on the market for over a month and we are patiently waiting for a few bites, but nothing so far. So, needless to say we’ve been cleaning and packing and re-taking pictures for our realtor. We are just at a big transition period in our lives right now! 🙂

So………….Back to the recipe!

This recipe is near and dear to my heart and to the hearts of my family members on my Mom’s side of the family! I plan on making this a part of my family holidays for many years to come! My Mema (my Mom’s Mom) made this cake for just about every Thanksgiving and Christmas. I am not sure what year she actually started to make it, but I am going to include a picture of the recipe so you can see the wear and tear! She must have made it many, many times! I recently shared the recipe with a friend, shout out to Sarah!! And another friend of mine, who I posted the gluten free chili recipe for was also interested! So Hi to Candace, too! 🙂

My Mema’s Fresh Apple Cake

***Please Note: This is the original recipe and it is not gluten-free. Please look at the written out recipe below!***

Here you go: (BTW- Please read the WHOLE recipe before you get started!)

In a large bowl:
Stir together:
-2 cups sugar
-1 1/2 cups oil
Add -2 eggs – stir
Add -1 tsp baking soda
-1 tsp cinnamon
-1 tsp salt
-3 cups gluten free flour – stir
Add -3 cups chopped apples
-2 tbsps vanilla
-1 cup chopped pecans (optional) – stir

Pour batter (very thick batter) into a greased and floured bundt pan. Bake at 350* for 1 hour 15 minutes on a low rack in the oven (if its too high in the oven the top will burn, I learned this the hard way). Be sure not to underbake because the middle will be gooey. Test with a long cake tester or a wooden skewer.

Important Pointers:

1) The only thing I had to change on this recipe for us what the flour. I used Cup 4 Cup because it was what I had on hand at the time. I had never used the flour before, but it turned out great! I am going to try it with a homemade flour blend of mine and see how it turns our and I will update my post to let you know how it turned out!

2) I always use Granny Smith apples and have never tried another kind, but I’m sure any type would work just as well. I am tempted to try Honey Crisp as they are tart and sweet!

I will also have to post a picture of the cake the next time I make one! I thought I had one, but come to find out, I forgot to take one! 😦 So Sorry!

I want to post this pic of my Mema in honor of her! She was wonderful! 🙂 Love her pearls! A true Southern Lady! 🙂

This is my Mema in 2004! She look amazing for being 83!! 🙂