Not Quite a Trifle, Trifle

We don’t cry over cakes that don’t turn out.  We make new desserts!  This layered apple cake dessert was voted “best dessert ever” by one of my most discerning teenagers.  Kid tested, teen approved.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

For the cake portion:

3 T. Softened Butter

2 T. Shortening

1/2 C. Granulated Sugar

1/2 C. Packed Brown Sugar

1 Egg

1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

1 tsp. Cinnamon

1/4 tsp. Nutmeg

1/2 tsp. Salt

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You want tart green apples.

1/2 tsp. Baking Soda

1/2 tsp. Baking Powder

1/8 tsp. Guar Gum (about a pinch)

1 C. Sifted Superfine Brown Rice Flour

1/3 C. Buttermilk

1 Medium Green Apple, shredded (core, quarter, and pulse for a second or two in your food processor using the shredding attachment)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease one standard round cake pan.

Cream together the butter, shortening, sugars, and vanilla.  Add the egg and beat until fluffy.  Add the baking powder, salt, baking soda, guar gum, cinnamon, and nutmeg (everything except the apple, buttermilk, and flour).

Add the sifted rice flour 1/2 cup at a time, alternating with the buttermilk until mixed.  Stir in the shredded apple.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake in a preheated oven until a toothpick inserted comes out clean (about 20-25 minutes).

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It will look like this.

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Once it cools, you’re going to crumble it like this.

For the Yogurt:

1 C. Full Fat Plain Greek Yogurt

1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

1/4 C. Sugar

Reserve:

1 Medium Green Apple, chopped

1/3 C. Pecans, toasted (toast them in an ungreased pan over low heat until fragrant – watch out, they burn quickly)

Cinnamon Sugar

Time to Assemble!

Alternate layers of cake, yogurt, chopped apple, and pecans – repeat.  Top with a dollop more of yogurt and garnish with more apple and pecans.  Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

Prepare yourself for the wows.

 

 

 

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