Friday, 17 April 2015

Apple Cake Squares Gluten Free

and dairy free
We once again ventured into the many cookbooks and scrapbooks that we have inherited from our mothers, grandmothers and great grandmothers.  In one of the scrapbooks we came upon Apple Cake Squares and decided it would be our Saturday evening desert.

Many of you have asked that we include the original recipe when we adapt them to be gluten free and so at the end of each such recipe post we will include the original.

In our adaptation we have substituted coconut oil or shortening and 1/3 cup honey for the sugar.  We tried many egg substitutes without success so we left them in and we change out the flour for gluten free flour.  The end result was a moist rich cake that can be eaten alone or placed in a bowl with warm almond milk poured on it.


  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup gluten free pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 apples diced
  • 1/2 cup course chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  1. Cream coconut oil and honey together
  2. Add eggs one at a time
  3. In a separate mixing bowl mix all your dry ingredients 
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet
  5. Fold in the apples and walnuts
  6. Bake at 375° for 25 minutes
  7. Let cool and cut into squares

Original Recipe
Grandma Snyder

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