Tuesday, September 2, 2014

GF Peanut Butter Apple Prune Cake Recipe

As someone on Twitter made the request, here's a slap-dash recipe for the cake I made today:

1 ¼ cup peanut butter (I used the natural without any fat or sugar, just salt added)
1 ½ cup sugar (brown or white, whatever you prefer, have to hand)
3 eggs
1/3 cup greek yogurt
2 tablespoons prune juice
2 tablespoons molasses (optional if using brown sugar)
1 ½ half teaspoons vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
½ cup brown rice flour
1/8 teaspoon xanthan gum (optional)
3 tablespoons milled flax seed
3 small apples, about 2 cups peeled and diced
 1 cup prunes halved

Oven: 350˚F

Combine sugar and peanut butter in large bowl. In small bowl beat eggs, molasses, yogurt and prune juice until combined. Stir into peanut butter mixture. In bowl combine dry ingredients, then add to large bowl and beat until combined. (if batter seems dry, add a bit more prune juice. Should be fairly stiff, but just pourable.) Stir in apples and prunes. Bake in greased (I line mine with foil first, because I'm lazy) square baking pan for 50-70 minutes or until a toothpick/blade inserted in center comes out almost clean.  Should have a bit of browning on top and sides. Cool on wire rack.