Dutch Apple Cake
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Recipe from my Grandmother, this is a simple 7 ingredient cake, topped with fresh crisp apples, a dash of cinnamon and sugar and baked to perfection. The beauty of this cake is that it isn't sweet and highlights the fruit of the season. Perfect for breakfast or dessert!
Recipe type: Baking, Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free optional, Nut-Free
Serves: 8-10 servings
  • 1½ cups gluten-free flour with xanthan gum (I use GF Jules - affiliate link)
  • 1¾ teaspoons gluten-free baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons + 1½ teaspoons sugar
  • ⅓ cup butter (or dairy free butter), room temperature, cut into pieces
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • Cinnamon & sugar for sprinkling (we used a mix of 1 tablespoon sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon, but didn't need it all)
  • 3-5 apples, (depending on size), peeled and sliced into approximately ¼ inch slices
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F, and lightly grease a 9 or 10 inch pie pan or ½ sized rimmed baking sheet.
  2. In a large bowl add dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt, sugar) and combine with a fork or pastry cutter.
  3. Add eggs & milk into the flour mixture and mix to combine. Add butter one piece at a time and mix to combine. Batter will be stiff.
  4. NOTE: my grandmother who made this with regular flour (ie gluten) insisted that this dough must be mixed by hand or with a large spoon and that you do not want to over mix. The batter should be rather stiff and only pliable with your hands. I however do everything in a stand mixer and there is no gluten to over mix when baking with gluten-free flour. Feel free to make it either way.
  5. Drop batter onto prepared pie pan by spoonfuls, and gently press into the bottom and around the edges of the pan.
  6. Press sliced apples into the dough, pushing gently.
  7. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar
  8. Bake for 40 minutes, checking at 30 minutes and covering with foil if apples getting to crisp.
Recipe by healthyGFfamily.com at https://www.healthygffamily.com/recipe/my-grandmothers-apple-tart/