Gluten-Free Lumberjack Cake

Gluten-Free Lumberjack Cake


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Gluten-free cake suitable for special occasions and all made in a food processor. Apples and dates hidden inside and a nice coconutty topping.

flynnrf Victoria, Australia

Serves: 12 

  • 2 large green apples (peeled and cored)
  • 1 cup dates
  • 1/2 teaspoon bi-carb soda
  • 1 large lemon zest (keep juice)
  • 1 cup boiled water allow to slightly cool
  • 125g unsalted cooking butter
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free custard powder
  • 1 1/2 cups plain gluten-free flour
  • 1 cup self-raising gluten-free flour
  • For the topping
  • 60g butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons powdered milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup shredded coconut

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Extra time:10min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 

  1. Into a whiz place the apples and chopped dates and whiz for 1 min. Next add the carb soda, lemon zest, boiled water, and butter and whiz a further 1 min till chopped finely.
  2. Add caster sugar, vanilla essence, eggs and custard powder, whiz again till combined
  3. Add both flours and whiz again until as smooth as you like it.
  4. Pour into a 23cm round springform tin greased with butter- into preheated oven - 180 degrees C fan forced - on mid to lower shelf. Some ovens may vary with heat settings.
  5. While the cake is cooking make the topping; in a small saucepan place 60g butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 2 tablespoons powdered milk and 1/4 cup water. Warm till the butter is melted and all ingredients are combined. stir whilst bringing to the boil and add lemon juice - remove from heat - can add more water if needed. (looking for thick sauce consistancy)
  6. When cake is almost finished (at about 10 minutes to go) skewer top all over and pour topping onto cake. Sprinkle the shredded coconut over top and Cook for further 10 mins or until coconut is lightly browned.
  7. allow to cool 10 mins in tin.

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Reviews (2)


great way to hide dates and tastes good too - 29 Jan 2011


Absolutely delicious when 1st baked, but like all gluten free cakes a bit dry the next day but put into the microwave next day even hubby liked it - 17 Apr 2011

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