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Author Notes: My aunt made this cake several years ago and I loved it. She then taught me how to make it, it turned out it was easy and pretty healthy too! I tweaked it slightly in order to make it gluten-free, but there is no need to get gluten-free bread crumbs. —Culinista Annouchka
- 1 tablespoon Butter for the baking pan
- 2-3 tablespoons Gluten free plain bread crumbs to coat the baking pan
- 1 cup Golden raisins, soaked in lukewarm water for 20 minutes
- 2 tablespoons Unsalted butter
- 1 cup Marsala wine
- 1/3 cup Brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons Agave nectar
- 3 pounds Organic golden delicious apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
- 1/3 cup Buckwheat flour
- 1/2 cup Gluten-free plain bread crumbs
- 1 cup Amaretti di Saronno cookies, finely crumbled (with a food processor)
- 3 Large organic eggs, lightly beaten
- Preheat the oven at 350F. Butter and coat with bread crumbs a 10 inch spring-form cake pan with a removable bottom.
- Drain the raisins and pat them dry with paper towel. Set aside.
- Place the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. When melted add the Marsala wine, the sugar, agave nectar & apples. Raise the heat to high and cook, stirring often until the apples begin to soften, about 5 to 6 minutes.
- Scoop up the apples with a large slotted spoon, letting the excess juices fall in the pan, place the apples in a strainer and then in a large bowl. Over high heat, cook down the juices left until left with about 1/4 cup of a thick sauce. Stir the sauce into the apples.
- Add the flour, bread crumbs, Amaretti, raisins and eggs to the apples. Mix well until combined. Place the mixture in the buttered cake pan and level the top with a spatula. Shake the pan to distribute the the batter evenly. Bake for about 40 minutes, or until the top of the cake is golden brown and a thin knife inserted in the center of the cake comes out just slightly moist. Cool to room temperature and serve....with whipped cream if desired!
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Non-Pie Thanksgiving Dessert
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Italian Dessert
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Apple Cake
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