Gluten Free Apple Almond Cake

This moist and tender Jewish apple cake, filled with apple chunks, almonds, and cinnamon, works equally well for dessert as it does for brunch.

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Gluten Free Apple Almond Cake
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 335 kcal
Author: Hallie Klecker
Ingredients
  • 2 cups blanched almond flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar or coconut sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup coconut oil plus more for greasing the pan
  • 1 medium sweet apple such as Gala or Fuji, peeled, cored, and diced
  • cup slivered almonds
  • Dairy-free vanilla ice cream for serving (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line the bottom of a 9-inch cake pan with a circle of parchment paper. Grease the paper and the sides of the pan with coconut oil.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the almond flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, combine the applesauce, sugar, eggs, and orange zest.
  3. In a small pot over low heat, melt together the honey and coconut oil. Pour into the egg mixture and whisk until smooth. Add the liquid ingredients to the flour mixture and mix to combine thoroughly. Stir in the diced apple. Pour the batter into the greased pan and spread out evenly. Sprinkle the slivered almonds on top.
  4. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 30 minutes, then run a knife around the edge of the cake to loosen. Carefully invert the cake onto a plate, then invert from the plate to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  5. Cut into slices and serve with ice cream, if desired. Can be made up to 1 day in advance. Wrap in plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Apple Almond Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 335 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 89mg4%
Potassium 138mg4%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 70IU1%
Vitamin C 2.2mg3%
Calcium 105mg11%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Almond Flour Almonds Apples Applesauce Cake Cinnamon Dairy Free Gluten-Free Gluten-Free Recipes Hallie Klecker Hanukkah Jewish Magazine
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