Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Gluten Free Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake


Readers, I finally managed some time to do some baking last weekend.  It’s been ages since I did some kitchen experimenting.   I’ve been trying out some healthier recipes – this one is gluten free and I reduced the fat content by substituting the butter for Greek yoghurt for a lower fat option.

I’ve been learning how to make Tarte Tatin at my cooking class and this is variation on the method used for it. It’s a sticky apple cake, that’s best eaten when still warm or on the day it’s made.  We enjoyed ours hot with ice cream – 30 seconds in the microwave was all it needed to warm back up again.

Happy Baking all!  I’ll trying to keep more of these healthier baking recipes coming.

gluten free caramel apple cake

Gluten Free Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake

Ingredients (serves 6)

Sponge
150g gluten free self-raising flour
150g Greek yoghurt 
75g light brown Muscovado sugar
75g caster sugar
3 medium eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

Topping 
50g butter (cubed) 
50g caster sugar
2 Pink Lady apples (sliced)

Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 190c/170c fan.
  2. Thinly slice the apples.
  3. Add the 50g of butter (cubed) and the 50g caster sugar to an oven proof medium frying pan.
  4. Cover the surface with slices of apple and place over a medium heat on the hob.
  5. Keeping a close eye on the pan, allow the sugar and butter to melt, forming a caramel, starting to cook the apples.  Caramel should be a medium golden colour when you remove the pan from the heat (10-12 minutes).  Set aside to cool down slightly.
  6. Once the apples are caramelised make the sponge mixture.   Add all sponge ingredients to a bowl and mix with an electric mixer until fully combined.

  7. Pour the sponge mix over the caramelised apples.  Ensure an even coverage and flatten with a spatula.
  8. Bake in the oven for around 22 minutes, until the sponge is golden and cooked.
  9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before turning upside down onto a plate or cooling rack.  Serve soon after cooking, or allow to cool completely. 
    gluten free caramel apple cake
    The end result!
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