I can’t stop thinking about Thanksgiving and Christmas. They are just around the corner. Every time I walk in Trader Joe’s I am hit with a delightful cinnamon smell. My senses run wild and visions of sugar plum fairies dance in my head (to take from a song).
Last night I was feeling in the holiday mood – so what better way to feed this holiday spirit than with spice cake? The richness of the cinnamon, brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice is to-die-for good!
A co-worker of mine (who will remain nameless) really wanted me to incorporate the free apple butter I got last week from work into a culinary masterpiece –so found a way to add it to this gluten free spice cake!
This ingredient really makes the cake nice and moist. This gluten free cake will be a holiday show stopper for sure. Your family won’t even know it’s gluten free, trust me!
You will need: 1 tablespoon butter, 1 ½ cup apple butter, 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar, 3 tablespoons olive oil, 1/2 half and half creamer, 1 cage free egg, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 2 cups gluten free all purpose flour, 2 teaspoons baking soda, 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice and 1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 350 and spray an 8 inch square pan with cooking spray. Just need to get this ready to pour the spice cake goodness in to!
First, in a bowl, pour in your apple butter, brown sugar and olive oil – whisk these together. Add in cream, egg and vanilla. Mix well.
Next add in the gluten free flour, melted 1 tbsp of butter, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and pumpkin spice. Whisk until smooth.
Pour the batter into the pan. Then sprinkle some loose cinnamon and brown sugar over the top of your sweet, little spice cake. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
I am going to start bringing this to Thanksgiving and Christmas parties. It will be a crowd favorite. You can pair it with a glaze icing or low-fat cream cheese. It is great for breakfast too. Enjoy.