Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Apple Cake

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“This is a bit of a work in progress. I made this cake up because I had apples to use up and was craving something chocolate-y. It's quickly made with ingredients which I usually have on hand, and it tastes pretty good, but it's not five-star-terrific yet. So if you choose to try it and come up with suggestions to improve it, I'd be very grateful! I used erythritol in place of sugar, but of course you can use sugar or xylitol. I think half brown sugar or evaporated cane juice would be very good, too. With 2/3 cup sugar it's probably not very sweet, so if you're sweet toothed, use 3/4 cup of sugar or other sweetener. Don't overbake it or it will get dry. I found that the toothpick should not come out completely clean. The cake is ready when it feels soft and springy pressing the top slightly, 35 minutes in my oven.”
READY IN:
50mins
SERVES:
12
YIELD:
12 pieces
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Grease 9'' round spring form.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F or 180 degrees Celsius.
  3. In a bowl, combine flours, baking powder and soda, xanthan, cocoa powder, cinnamon and allspice.
  4. In another bowl, stir together applesauce, water, oil, lemon juice, vanilla, erythritol or sugar.
  5. Peel and core apple, chop into small pieces and add to water / applesauce mixture.
  6. Fold dry ingredients into wet, stir well to combine, and pour into greased spring form.
  7. Bake at 350 F or 180 C for 30-40 minutes or until top cracks slightly and feels soft and springy when pressing.

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