Gluten and Dairy Free Apple, Raisin and Sultana Bake

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At this time of year, I’m always on the lookout for recipes which use up some of the cooking apples from the tree in my garden.  I saw something similar to this online, and came up with this to meet the idea of what I wanted to bake. Gluten Free and Dairy Free, this was perfect to take for the mums at our local playgroup the other week!

  • 4 Cooking Apples (peeled, cored and diced)
  • 250g Block Margarine or Unsalted Butter (I used Margarine this time but either will work)
  • 120ml Water
  • 110g Muscovado Sugar
  • 110g Light Soft Brown Sugar
  • 125g Raisins
  • 125g Sultanas
  • 400g Gluten Free Plain Flour
  • 2tsp Gluten-free Baking Powder
  • 1tsp Ground mixed spice
  • 1tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 4 Beaten Eggs

Place the Apple, Margarine, Water, Muscovado Sugar and Light Soft Brown Sugar into a microwaveable bowl.

Cook on High in your microwave for 10 minutes, and then mash the apple as much as you can with a potato masher.

Add the Raisins and Sultanas, stir to combine, and cook on high again in the microwave for a further 10 minutes.

Mash the contents of the bowl as much as you can – you should have a fairly thick mix of fruit / margerine / sugar now.

Put the rest of the ingredients into a larger bowl.

Mix to combine.

Add in the wet ingredients and stir until thoroughly combined.

Transfer to a greased baking tin (I use Wilton Cake Release bought in Lakeland) approximately 32 x 24 cm in size.


Sprinkle the top with Granulated Sugar and Flaked Almonds if you wish.

Bake in a 180 degree oven for approximately 30-40 minutes, until firm to the touch.

Slice and serve when cool.

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