This is now one of my most favorite gluten free sweet treats. It is so good. I have been experimenting with different flours, and there is one of those in here. Teff. It is a whole grain with dietary fiber, iron, protein, and calcium. Click on the above link to find out more. I had to buy mine online, stores here don't carry it, but it is worth it. Here is a link to Bob's Red Mill Teff page. I don't know the best place to purchase it yet, but I will be researching when I need to buy more.
I also used sweet sorghum flour in this recipe, as well as brown rice. Substitute whatever you have on hand. Make this recipe even if you don't have teff, or sorghum. It is so good, I am sure it will come out fine with whatever mix of flours you use.
Also, I found a great page that explains all the nutritional benefits of different flours. It also seems like a great website to explore. Recipetips.com, and when I get a chance I will be browsing around to see what else they have on there.
When my friend came over and we had this cake with and afternoon cup of tea, we fell over with how good it was. This will be a frequent recipe made in my home, especially for company. I got the original recipe from Better Homes and Gardens October issue.
Apple Upside-down Cake, Gluten Free Version
5 tablespoons butter, cut up
another 5 tablespoons softened
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
4 apples, cored and sliced in wedges, skin on
1 large apple, peeled and chopped
1/4 cup teff flour
1/2 cup sweet sorghum flour
1/2 cup brown rice flour
1/4 teaspoon xantham gum
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
3.9 oz applesauce, unsweetened (I used Mott's little packaged one)
1/2 cup walnut, pecan, or other nut (optional)
1/4 cup rolled oats (also optional, I did not do this this time, I am going to next time)
Preheat oven to 350. Put the chopped butter in the pan, a 9X9, and put in the oven until melted, don't brown the butter. Sprinkle brown sugar over butter, mix together. Put in the apple wedges and the nuts if using (as well as oatmeal if using), and put back in the oven for 15 minutes.
In a bowl, combine flours and dry ingredients and whisk. Add wet ingredients, including milk, egg, vanilla and applesauce. Use a mixer if you have one, otherwise stir until combined. Fold chopped apples into the batter.
Spread batter evenly over the apple/nut mixture in the pan. Bake about 35 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
This is awesome as is as a coffee cake, or afternoon tea. As a dessert, serve warm with vanilla ice cream. Yum!