Tessa: My sister Mia brought this light, tasty, wheat-free, apple spice cake for dessert recently. The great thing about this cake is that it’s sooooo delicious even wheat-eating civilians can’t tell that it’s been made from spelt flour. But for those who want to prepare it with wheat, simply substitute the spelt with equal qty wheat. I also thought that the cake was brought over specifically for ME ME ME but I found I had to beat people away from the spelt cake and re-direct them to the wheaty pie which she also generously brought over.
Thanks to Taya for writing out the recipe for me so I can share it with all of you
1 cup spelt or GF flour
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
3 tbs sugar (or you can use date sugar or maple syrup)
3 tbsp butter (vegan Earth Balance works too)
2 eggs (or egg replacer)
2 cups grated apples
1/4 cup chopped dates
1/4 cup chopped toasted pecans or walnuts
1/4 cup maple syrup
Preheat oven to 350 F
Mix the flour, salt, nutmeg, baking soda and cinnamon together.
Cream the sugar and butter in a large bowl.
Beat in the eggs (egg replacer) and whisk until smooth.
Stir in the shredded apples and dates until they are completely distributed throughout.
Slowly stir in the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly into the batter.
Grease a 9 inch pan.
Bake for about 45 minutes.
When cooked garnish with toasted nuts and maple syrup.