dried apples to snack on, bowls of homemade cinnamon and brown sugar apple sauce, generous spoonfuls of apple crisp, apple dumplings, and my new find: Spiced Apple Honey Cake with Cream Cheese frosting! (Recipe below.) Bummer the apples were all gone by today, but we still had a good time and hubby snapped a few pictures of my pregnant self. So here is what I look like 33 1/2 weeks pregnant!
And now, on to the recipe. Yes, of course this is a gluten free recipe- but you'd never know it! And, I promise you: No weird ingredients!
Spiced Apple Honey Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Adapted from Opera Girl Cooks Spiced Apple Honey Cake.
*Opera Girl suggests baking this in two loaf pans instead (increase baking time by ten minutes.)
Cake (Yields two 9" round cakes.):
3 Cups oat flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup apple sauce
3 cups shredded, (fresh picked) apples
1 cup chopped pecans
3/4 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 325 and prepare two 8 or 9 inch cake pans by spraying with non stick cooking spray and lining with parchment paper.
Combine the dry ingredients and set aside. Combine the eggs, honey and apple sauce together before adding to the dry ingredients. Stir. Combine shredded apples, pecans and raisins together and then fold into the batter. Pour mixture into the two cake pans and bake for 35 minutes or until tooth pick inserted into center comes out clean.
Let cakes cool on a wire rack to room temperature before frosting and assembling.
8 oz cream cheese
1 stick butter, softened
~2 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
Mix ingredients well.
I garnished my cake with cinnamon powdered sugar. This recipe is posted on my food blog.