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Cinnamon Apple Cake

The recipe for this gluten-free Cinnamon Apple Cake comes from one of my favorite bloggers, AndreAnna “The Primal Matriarch” and her food blog, Life as a Plate.  I adapted my version of her recipe, Apple Spice Bread, eliminating the step of pre-cooking the apples, adding a ton of cinnamon, and making a couple other changes as well.

I think that you’ll be delighted whether you go for her original recipe or my interpretation of it below.  By the way, this is not a sweet cake, though it has a super cinnamon-y flavor, which my boys and I love.  And just a quick note, cinnamon is now considered a super-spice.  It just might regulate blood sugar and is touted in Ayurveda as fixing all kinds of ailments –cinnamon is now my go to spice and I sometimes add a tablespoon of it to my morning protein shake.

Cinnamon Apple Cake
  1. In a food processor combine apple, oj and almond butter and pulse until well blended
  2. Pulse in agave, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon (yes 2 tablespoons) and salt
  3. Pour batter into a greased 8 x 8 inch baking dish
  4. Bake at 350° for 32 to 36 minutes
  5. Cool and serve with Whipped Cream Frosting

You might also like these other apple dessert recipes:

Fresh Apple Cake from Amy of Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free
Apple Cake from Tamara Davis via GOOP
Easy “Crustless” Apple Pie from Shirley of Gluten Free Easily

We are back in our house after a mandatory evacuation due to another Boulder fire, this one called the Dome Fire.  We were under an optional evacuation during the Four Mile Fire back in September, so this was the second time that we packed up the house in 2 months.  We’ve been busy over here!

This fire was frighteningly close to our house.  We could see it coming over the ridge at the end of our block, less than 1/4 mile away.  We are very grateful to our fabulous fire fighters for saving our neighborhood and thankful that we are ensconced back in our comfy home, all safe and sound.  We were relieved to stay in touch with friends and family via Facebook and Twitter during this surreal episode and want to thank all of you for the well wishes that you communicated to us via these social networks during this trying time.  Thank you.