Remember those hundred pints of applesauce I canned this fall? Some of it went into a delicious gluten-free cake pictured above.
A friend gave me a copy of The Cake Mix Doctor Bakes Gluten Free. What a fun book! Start with a gluten-free cake mix and end up with a scrumptious dessert!
Applesauce Cake with Apple Cider Glaze Recipe:
Vegetable oil spray, for misting the pan
1 T. cinnamon sugar (mix cinnamon and sugar together and place in a shaker)
1 15oz. pkg. yellow gluten-free cake mix
1/4 c. lightly packed light brown sugar
1 cup chunky applesauce
1/3 c. vegetable oil
3 large eggs
1 t. ground cinnamon, or more to taste
Dash of ground nutmeg.
Mix the ingredients and bake the cake in a Bundt pan. (I'm not sure why I capitalized that. Is there a country of Bundt that I don't know about? or maybe it's the inventor's name?) Bake in a 350 degree oven for 35-40 minutes, until the top springs back when you touch it.
Remove baked cake from oven and set on a rack for 10 minutes before inverting it.
Meanwhile, make the glaze: 1 c. confectioners' sugar combined with 2 T. apple cider. Mix til smooth.
It's that easy, and boy is it a moist cake!
In my first attempt, I got a little carried away with the glaze, but it really doesn't need as much glaze as all that.
Too much glaze
Glaze too thin
I haven't baked the third cake yet, but you can see that the thickness of the glaze needs to be somewhere between the first and second cakes. I think the lesson I learned here is: It's okay to throw away the extra glaze. It doesn't all have to be used on the cake!
Try it. You'll love this cake!!
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