“Girthday” Cake

This is ideal for special occasions like birthdays so even the Gerson person can have a treat. Also known as GERSON APPLE SPICE CAKE from “The Gerson Handbook”.

You’ll need:

  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1 cup fresh applesauce
  • 1 1⁄2 cups oat flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour or triticale flour 3/4 cup crude brown sugar
  • Pinch allspice
  • Pinch mace
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 cups raisins or chopped dates
  • 1 teaspoon featherweight sodium free baking powder (optional) This is a potassium based baking
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Crumb Topping:

  • 2/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or honey Pinch allspice
  • Pinch mace


  1. Combine wet and sifted dry ingredients.
  2. Then add raisins or chopped dates
  3. Pour into oblong baking pan lined with baking paper or dusted with rolled
  4. To make topping, buzz oats briefly in blender to make a finer blend. Mix
    spices with oats. Mix in enough sweetener to make a crumbly mixture.
  5. Sprinkle crumb topping on top.
  6. Bake at 325°F (160°C) degrees for 40 minutes or until cake tests done (until a
    knife comes out clean).
  7. Serve with a spoonful of fresh apple sauce or non-fat yogurt (ifallowed).