Cassava Flour-Apple Cake
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"This is my personal version the Italian "torta di mele" or simply, apple cake. It uses cassava flour, almond meal, and buckwheat flour instead of wheat flour for a rustic, wholesome cake that just happens to be gluten free. The result is a fluffy cake with apples, cinnamon, raisins, and toasted pine nuts."
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Ingredients1 h servings 433
Original recipe yields 9 servings (1 9-inch square cake)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch square, deep baking dish.
- Combine raisins and Marsala wine in a bowl; set aside to soak.
- Sift cassava flour twice into a large mixing bowl. Mix in superfine sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add almond meal and buckwheat flour and sift all the dry ingredients together.
- Combine eggs, butter, milk, oil, and vanilla extract in a bowl. Beat on low for with a hand mixer for 1 minute until well combined. Beat on high until fluffy, for a full 2 minutes. (This is a crucial step to ensure a fluffy cake.) Mix in grated apple. Stir in raisins and wine until combined.
- Carefully fold egg mixture into flour mixture with a rubber scraper, folding with light, yet deep strokes from the bottom to the top, until batter is just combined and still a bit lumpy, with no visible pockets of flour, being careful not to overmix. Pour batter into the prepared baking dish.
- Arrange apple slices to completely cover the batter, making sure they do not overlap too much; you may not need all of the slices. Sprinkle with raw cane sugar and pine nuts.
- Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Switch to the broiler function and cook until the top is slightly browned, about 2 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before cutting and serving.
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Per Serving: 433 calories; 25.2 47.7 6.2 90 161 Full nutrition