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fall apple cake

by sincerelycaroline
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This gluten-free and vegan Fall Apple Cake is perfect for Rosh Hashanah celebrations or any fall event!

ingredients

vegan and gluten-free butter substitute (for greasing pan)
2 teaspoons gum- and gluten-Free baking mix (for dusting)
2 Tablespoons ground flaxseed meal + 6 Tablespoons warm water
1 cup vegan granulated sugar
1 cup packed vegan brown sugar
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup orange juice
1/3 cup safflower oil
2 tablespoons (1 ounce) vegan and gluten-free cream cheese substitute
2-1/2 teaspoons gluten-free vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups gum- and gluten-Free baking mix
1-1/2 cups whole grain gluten-free flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
3-1/2 cups chopped apples (about 1 pound)
3 Tablespoons vegan granulated sugar
2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon
2 Tablespoons chopped walnuts

Notes: I used Earth Balance Buttery Sticks to grease pan and Tofutti Brand Plain Better Than Cream Cheese. We also chose to keep the peel on the apples, but it’s your pick!

directions

(1) Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease a 10-inch tube pan with Earth Balance Butter, and dust with 2 teaspoons flour. Set prepared pan aside.

(2) Combine the flaxseed and water, and set aside.

(3) Beat granulated sugar and next 6 ingredients (sugar through vanilla) at medium speed of a mixer until blended. Slowly add in the flaxseed meal and water combination, continuing to mix at medium speed until combined.

(4) In a medium bowl, sift together Gum-Free, Gluten-Free Baking Mix, Gluten-Free Whole Grain Mix, baking powder and sea salt. Slowly add to wet ingredients, beating at low speed just until blended.
In a separate bowl, combine apples , sugar, cinnamon and walnuts, mixing thoroughly. Spoon half of batter into prepared pan. Top with half of apple mixture. Repeat with remaining batter and apple mixture.

(5) Bake at 350° for 1 hour and 15 minutes to 1 hour and 20 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack. Note: If halfway through baking time you notice the batter that is close to the center of pan is not rising, lightly place a sheet of aluminum foil on top of pan.

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