Sunday, March 2, 2014

Gluten-Free Apple Spice Cake with Bourbon Whipped Cream

Gluten-Free Apple Spice Cake with Bourbon Whipped Cream

I have noticed that more and more people are eating gluten-free. Chances are, you probably know someone who can’t tolerate gluten. I’ve been curious about trying a recipe, but had been holding back — the lack of flour-substitutes seemed an overwhelming hurdle to me. When I saw a gluten-free all purpose flour mix at my local grocery store, I knew I would seize the opportunity to try one!

If you like coffee cake, you'll love this spicy apple cake!

Now, what do you make when you only have 2 apples in the house, and some spankin’ new gluten-free all purpose flour? Apple Cake! This coffee cake-style cake is moist, spicy, with a bite of apples and a caramelized brown sugar & butter topping. It is excellent with whipped cream, and the Bourbon Whipped Cream is a special treat, indeed. Vanilla ice cream or caramel sauce would also rock.

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Gluten-Free Apple Spice Cake with Bourbon Whipped Cream(Based on a recipe from Canadian Living)
(Bourbon Whipped Cream recipe below.)

Ingredients1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup sour cream
1/4 cup apple juice
1 3/4 cups Gluten-Free all purpose flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill brand)
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
2 tsp cinnamon

3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup butter
2 apples, peeled and sliced

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Prepare a 9” springform pan by lining the bottom with a circle of parchment or waxed paper. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter with both sugars until thoroughly blended. Beat in eggs one at a time. Mix in vanilla.
  4. In a separate small bowl, whisk together sour cream and apple juice. Set aside.
  5. In a separate large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices until blended.
  6. Add flour mixture to butter mixture, one third at a time, alternating with sour cream mixture, mixing completely in between additions, ending with sour cream mixture.
  7. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, melt 1/4 cup butter with 3/4 cup brown sugar until sugar is dissolved and mixture is bubbly. Remove from heat and set aside.
  8. Pour batter into prepared pan. Arrange apple slices on top of batter decoratively. Drizzle melted brown sugar-butter mixture over top of apples.
  9. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until tester inserted into centre of cake comes out clean.
  10. Best served warm with Bourbon Whipped Cream (recipe below) or vanilla ice cream.

Bourbon Whipped Cream
1/2 cup whipping cream
1/2 tablespoon bourbon
1 tablespoon sugar

Pour bourbon & sugar into whipping cream and beat on high speed until soft peaks form.

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