The apple sauce cake is a great autumn recipe to use up spare apples. It is moist and aromatic.
It keeps well in the fridge, you can reheat it to bring out the flavour.
This is another recipe that is great for people new to using stevia, the spices helps disguise the slight stevia taste that is so often criticised by people expecting a total equivalent to sugar.
During new apple season everyone has to make at least one apple cake.
For most people apple cake and cream are like a married couple, if you don’t do dairy, just whip up the thick part of some coconut milk.
Makes: 15cm diameter pan/ 3.5cm high
Prep time: 20 min
Cooking: 45min at 180 degree celsius pre heated oven (middle shelf)
- 4 eggs Medium ( egg white beaten stiff separately)
- 100g Almond flour / ground almonds – mixed ground nuts work too.
- 50g Coconut flour
- 1/2 t tsp of baking powder
- 40g Butter melted or Coconut oil
- 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/5 tsp Ginger
- 1/5 tsp of Nutmeg
- 6tbsp lemons juice
- 2 medium size, sour apple like Braeburn (1x cut into fine chunks for apple sauce, 1x for topping) -any apple works though
- 2 hand full of pecan nuts chopped (any nuts will work)
- 1-3 knife-tips Stevia-sweet 90% powder dissolved in 1 table spoons hot water
Note: getting the sweetness to the desired level is a matter of trial and error, the best thing is to start with a smaller amount of whatever Stevia you have on hand, it can be ready-use, liquid or tabs (need to be dissolved too), adding more is easier than diluting – you could end up with a huge amount of treat -Don’t have any Stevia yet? – you can always use normal sweetener products until you are set up.
Peel one of the Apples and chop finely, place in a bot with a little bit of water and 1tbsp lemon juice. Cook until the apple is mushy, broken down. It’s ok if there are still lumps in there.
Mix eggs and melted butter with stevia, spices, lemon juice and baking powder until creamy and well combined.
Add in almond flour and coconut flour.
Add the cooled apple sauce and combine.
The batter may be thick and sticky now, add a little bit of sparkly mineral water to make it slightly more smooth.
Stir in chopped nuts.
Fill into your a baking pan that is buttered and dusted with coconut flour or use a silicon mould.
Place the sliced apple piece on top and dust with cinnamon.
Bake for approx. 45min at 180degree celsius, keep turning every so often for even browning.
Check that the cake is done by piercing the middle with a knitting needle or similar, it the needle come out clean the centre is cooked.