Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Apple Cake

Total Time
50mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is a bit of a work in progress. I made this cake up because I had apples to use up and was craving something chocolate-y. It's quickly made with ingredients which I usually have on hand, and it tastes pretty good, but it's not five-star-terrific yet. So if you choose to try it and come up with suggestions to improve it, I'd be very grateful! I used erythritol in place of sugar, but of course you can use sugar or xylitol. I think half brown sugar or evaporated cane juice would be very good, too. With 2/3 cup sugar it's probably not very sweet, so if you're sweet toothed, use 3/4 cup of sugar or other sweetener. Don't overbake it or it will get dry. I found that the toothpick should not come out completely clean. The cake is ready when it feels soft and springy pressing the top slightly, 35 minutes in my oven.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Grease 9'' round spring form.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F or 180 degrees Celsius.
  3. In a bowl, combine flours, baking powder and soda, xanthan, cocoa powder, cinnamon and allspice.
  4. In another bowl, stir together applesauce, water, oil, lemon juice, vanilla, erythritol or sugar.
  5. Peel and core apple, chop into small pieces and add to water / applesauce mixture.
  6. Fold dry ingredients into wet, stir well to combine, and pour into greased spring form.
  7. Bake at 350 F or 180 C for 30-40 minutes or until top cracks slightly and feels soft and springy when pressing.
Most Helpful

A nice moist snacking cake. The only changes were to decrease the sugar to 1/2 cup and use Baking Spice Blend Mix for the spices. The apples were finely cut but I think next time I would prefer to grate the apple. Made for Culinary Quest 2014.

PaulaG September 16, 2014