Mixed Spice Apple Cake Recipe (V & GF)

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A week into September and the reality sets in that Summer is coming to an end, already here in London the weather has taken a turn and I have noticed leaves starting to change; school and college are back in full swing and soon the evenings will begin to get a bit shorter and the air a bit crisper. However, there are many things to get excited about with the arrival of Fall/Autumn and one of those things is the warm and comforting mixed spice apple cake, it’s got everything that’s good about Autumn: apples, cinnamon and desserts best served warm! All that’s missing now is a pumpkin spice latte!

Ingredients

  • 6-8 pitted dates
  • 1 cup GF oat milk
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup self-raising GF flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup GF rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 cup organic peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup soya yoghurt
  • 2-3 apples; peeled, cored and thickly sliced.

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Method

  1. Blend together the dates and the oat milk in a high powered blender or food processor until the dates are broken down to fine pieces; poor this into a large bowl with the maple syrup.
  2. Add in the dry ingredients of flour, baking powder, oats and spices and mixed together using an electric whisk. Next add in the peanut butter and soya yoghurt and continue to beat until you have a smooth mixture.
  3. Fold in the chopped apples and then pour the mixture into a greased cake tin, lined with baking paper. Bake in a preheated oven at 160°C for 45 minutes; turn out onto a wire rack to cool or serve warm.

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