Our apple tree was loaded with fruit this autumn and I just couldn’t resist picking some to make a wonderful gluten free apple cake with ginger and cinnamon.
For me, the apples and the spices make this the perfect apple cake recipe and my husband, who doesn’t need to be gluten free, enjoys it too. What's more, it is extremely easy to make. One really special thing about this recipe for me, is the aroma of the cinnamon. It is actually one of the very few scents that I can enjoy as I have an almost non-existent sense of smell.
So much so, that I almost burned my house down when we were first married!
Back then we used a large saucepan with a wire mesh basket for deep frying, and one day I forget to turn it off after serving the meal. I settled down with my daughter in the living room, waiting for my husband to come in and didn’t realize that the pan had caught fire! Roger, of course, noticed straight away when he returned home and called the fire brigade immediately. They were able to save the rest of the house but the kitchen was a mess.
It took me three days to wash the black soot of the ceiling, and then I started on the contents of all the cupboards. NOT fun! The worst thing was, we were due to move house three weeks later. With a lot of hard work, all was spick and span for the new owners when they moved in. Phew!
Anyway, on to the gluten free apple cake recipe that you came here for.