Sugar-Free & Grain-Free Almond Apricot Cake on a white serving platter with a slice cut out

Sugar-Free & Grain-Free Almond Apricot Cake

Sweet without the sugar, cakey without the grains, this delicious Sugar-Free & Grain-Free Almond Apricot Cake has everything you’re looking for in a springtime dessert. I don’t know about you, but I love, love, love apricots. Fresh off the tree in California was how I fell in love with them, but dried apricots and apricot jam are also fantastic, and those are what I’ve used in this cake recipe.

To make this grain free, I used almond flour (if that wasn’t obvious by the recipe title!). And to make this sugar free, I used Wholesome’s granulated allulose, which is a non-glycemic, zero calorie sweetener that works like regular sugar (use 1⅓ cups allulose for every 1 cup sugar called for in a recipe). Be sure to use sugar-free apricot jam in this recipe to keep the cake sugar-free. Oh, and a bonus – this cake is dairy-free, too!

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Sugar-Free & Grain-Free Almond Apricot Cake on a white serving platter

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Sugar-Free & Grain-Free Almond Apricot Cake on a white serving platter with a slice cut out
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Sugar-Free & Grain-Free Almond Apricot Cake

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 287kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski

Ingredients

  • cups dried apricots
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 cup water
  • Gluten-free nonstick cooking spray
  • 2⅓ cups finely ground, blanched almond flour
  • 1 cup granulated Wholesome Allulose
  • 6 large eggs
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar-free apricot jam

Instructions

  • Place the apricots, vanilla bean and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Continue to boil until most of the water has evaporated, about 10 minutes but watch carefully during the last few minutes to make sure the pan does not boil dry. Take off the heat and let cool in the pan.
  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and spray an 8-inch springform pan with cooking spray. Line the bottom with parchment paper and spray the paper.
  • Reserve 8 of the apricots. Place the rest of the apricots, along with whatever water is still in the pan into a food processor. Remove the vanilla bean from the pan, cut the bean and scrape the seeds into the food processor (save the pod or another use). Add the almond flour, allulose, eggs, lemon juice, baking soda, and salt to the processor and process until smooth.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Split the reserved apricots into two halves and place on top of the batter. Bake for 40 minutes, lower the oven temperature to 300, and bake for another 10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean and the cake is golden brown.
  • Melt the jam and brush on the top of the cake while it is still warm and let the cake cool in the pan.
  • Remove from the pan and serve.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Sugar-Free & Grain-Free Almond Apricot Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 287 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 123mg41%
Sodium 333mg14%
Potassium 284mg8%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 910IU18%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 100mg10%
Iron 2mg11%
* 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 Apricots Cake Dried Apricots Grain Free Wholesome Sweeteners
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