Wheat-free Blackberry and Apple Cake

‘Tis the season for blackberries! And why, when the hedgerows are full of them, wouldn’t you bake them into a cake?

This is a simple wheat-free apple and blackberry cake and below is a wheat-free blackberry and almond cake variation. If you’re not avoiding wheat, I see no reason why this wouldn’t work with normal self-raising flour. I haven’t tried it myself but let me know if you do. The inspiration for this cake came from a recipe on the http://www.how2bglutenfree.com website.

Processed with VSCO
Blackberry and apple cake

Ingredients;
150 g wheat-free flour (I especially like M&S brand)
90 g blackberries
2 apples – peeled and grated (without cores)
150 g margarine
150 g caster sugar
3 eggs
1/2 tsp xanthan gum
A little icing sugar for dusting

7 inch (18 cm) round cake tin, lined

Method;

  1. Cream the sugar and margarine.
  2. Add half the flour, xanthan gum and 1 egg. Beat with electric hand mixer, if available.
  3. Add the other half of the flour mixture and the remaining eggs and beat until mixed in.
  4. Add the grated apple and stir to distribute it. Add the blackberries last and stir very gently to mix so as not to squash the fruit.
  5. Transfer the mixture into a the lined 7 in tin and bake on Gas Mark 4 for around an hour and 15 minutes (but it may take less depending on your oven so make sure to keep an eye out).
  6. Leave to cool in the tin, then remove.
  7. To decorate, I simply piled on some blackberries and dusted with icing sugar.
Processed with VSCO
Blackberry and apple cake

Below is another tasty variation of this cake, for which all credit goes to my Mum!

150 g wheat-free flour (I especially like M&S brand)
20 g ground almonds
130 g blackberries
1 very small apple (or half an apple) – peeled and grated (without core)
150 g margarine
150 g caster sugar
3 eggs
1/2 tsp xanthan gum

The method is the same as above, adding the ground almonds with the flour.

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Wheat-free Blackberry and Apple Cake

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s