fall baking

Apple Cinnamon White Cake

Kid’s have headed or are heading back to school , which means summer is sadly winding down and fall is just around the corner. I think we all know what that means all of our favorite fall foods and not just pumpkin everything. I love pumpkin as much as the next person but some foods are being left behind in the pumpkin’s shadow like apples.

I love apples and I am still mad at myself for never taking my kids apple picking when we lived in an area surrounded by apple orchards in New Jersey. I’m thinking this fall we may need to take a road trip to find an apple orchard where we can pick our own apples. We buy apples by the bag around here and i’m lucky if the last more than a couple days. I wonder how long a bushel of apples would last around here? I do know one thing I would have to hide some of the apples so I could make some yummy apple goodies like Apple Cinnamon White Cake.

It is very likely you have seen a picture of Apple Cinnamon White Cake from Allrecipes on the internet. The picture was taken by a fellow Allrecipes Allstar and it went crazy in the social media world. I’ve seen it on Facebook and Pinterest multiple times and have been wanting to make it myself for a while.  The kid’s had taken a break from the summertime devouring everything in the house and I saw a couple apples left in the crisper drawer so off to work I went. Since I wanted to eat this Apple Cinnamon Vanilla Cake I adapted the recipe to gluten free and let me tell you it was delicious!


Apple Cinnamon White Cake |Country Girl Gourmet

Apple Cinnamon White Cake

adapted from Allrecipes.com


  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups gluten free all-purpose flour blend
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup milk
  • 1-2 apple (depending on size), peeled and chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
  2. Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl.
  3. Beat white sugar and butter together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, until incorporated; add vanilla extract.
  4. Combine  gluten free flour blend, xanthan gum and baking powder together in a bowl; stir into creamed butter mixture. Mix milk into batter until smooth. Pour half the batter into the prepared loaf pan; add half the apples and half the brown sugar mixture. Lightly pat apple mixture into batter. Pour the remaining batter over apple layer; top with remaining apples and brown sugar mixture. Lightly pat apples into batter; swirl brown sugar mixture through apples using a finger or spoon.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes.

Great Grandma Freda’s Apple Cake

After my grandma passed this summer  I took her cookbooks so I could type up her recipes and my hope is to create a family cookbook.When I saw this recipe for Apple Cake it caught my eye and now that it is apple picking season what better time to bake it up!

Start with some nice baking apples. These are Gala’s. Granny Smiths would work well also. You want a nice baking apple.

Now Chop them up
IMG_4251Set these and the chopped pecans aside. I used already chopped pecans. I am thankful for that option. I remember picking pecans for my great grandparents as a kid and cracking them. It is a ton of work.

Next we make the wet ingredients nice and fluffy.
IMG_4254Then add the dry ingredients.

IMG_4255I did reduce the salt to 1/2 tsp and upped the cinnamon to 2 tsp.

Mix it up until it looks a little something like this:
IMG_4257and then add apples and pecans.

Add it to a bundt pan
IMG_4261and bake for 1.5 hours at 300 degrees.

Then enjoy!

IMG_0224We topped it off with a yummy caramel sauce and it was delicious!

I hope you like it!

Apple Cake

3 cups apples, peeled and chopped

1 cup pecans, chopped

3 cups flour

1t nutmeg

1t cinnamon

1t baking soda

1t salt

1 1/3 cup Wesson oil

3T vanilla

2 cups granulated sugar

3 eggs

Preheat oven to 300*

1. Peel and chop apples and nuts – set aside

2. Beat oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla until creamy

3. Add all the other ingredients and put in 10″ tube pan

4. Bake for 1.5 hours