September 7, 2009


Pine-Applesauce Cake

Last week we had our first cool, fall-like evening, and I just had to heat up the oven and bake a cake.  The kids were celebrating the cool weather by having a fire out back and friends over, so I knew there would be mouths to feed.  I turned to that trusty favorite old cookbook of mine and found a recipe that sounded good.  I had to make it gluten free, of course, but I also made a number of other changes.  I really wasn’t sure how it would turn out, but we loved it.  I served it without any icing or glaze and it was plenty sweet and moist.

This recipe is part of the blog carnival Slightly Indulgent Mondays at Simply Sugar & Gluten Free.  Stop by to find more fabulous food made a little bit healthier.

Gluten-Free Pine-Applesauce Cake



With your mixer, cream together the butter and sugar.  Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy.  Add the applesauce and mix. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients.  Add to the mixer bowl and beat well.  Stir in the crushed pineapple, nuts, and coconut.

Spoon into a sprayed bundt pan and bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.  Cool in the pan for 5 minutes and then remove the cake to a wire rack to finish cooling.

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This looks delcious =D. I love the idea of a pineapple cake!
reminds me of a pina colada bread i made once. yum!
Yum, this looks and sounds great. I wish we all lived near each other and could feed each other. I'd be on your doorstep for this.
Your cake looks SO yummy and moist!

Love it!
I love cakes like this - moist, tender, and full of great flavor. I have found that fruit, applesauce, and yogurt work miracles on gluten-free baked good.

Thanks so much for participating in Slightly Indulgent Mondays!
When I first saw the "pine" in the title, I immediately thought of pine nuts. LOL I think pineapple sounds much better in this cake. ;-) Because it has coconut, it's also tops in my book!

Thanks, Linda. :-)
This looks great. I wonder how to use it as a basic template and turn it into other cakes. For example, I'd love to try using this template for an apple cake for Rosh Hashanah. Any ideas?

Ellen - I would try subbing chopped apple for the pineapple. I also have an applesauce cake that you could add chopped apple to.

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