A Paleo Apple Cake to Make Your Heart Sing
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This is a beautiful, homely, deep flavoured and well-rounded Paleo Apple Cake that will make the hearts of your loved one's skip a beat. It's perfect a for mid-morning or mid-afternoon tea break, and great for the school lunch box. Depending on where you are in your Paleo journey, it can be made dairy and nut free.
Recipe type: Breakfast, Snacks, Dessert
This fits: Paleo
Serves: 12
  • 2 medium apples, peeled, cored and diced (2 cups)
  • 4 tablespoons muscovado sugar (1/4 cup)
  • 100 grams butter or coconut butter, at room temperature, cut into small pieces
  • 1½ cups cassava flour
  • 2 teaspoons Paleo Baking Powder (Recipe: 2 parts Cream of Tartar, 1 part Bicarbonate of Soda/Baking Soda, 1 part Tapioca Starch)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 eggs at room temperature
  • ¼ roughly chopped walnuts or dried fruit (mulberries, cranberries, sultanas)
  • ½ cup pitted dates, roughly chopped
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C / 350°F, and lightly grease a 20cm / 8 inch springform bundt tin with a little of the butter.
  2. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of muscovado sugar over 1 cup of the chopped apple and mix to coat. Distribute the sugared apple evenly around the base of the bundt tin.
  3. Fit the food processor with the mixer blades, and cream the remaining muscovado sugar and butter until it is light and fluffy.
  4. Place the cassava flour and baking powder nto a bowl and mix together lightly with a spoon.
  5. Set the food processor to a low speed, and add the eggs and flour in lots, stopping every now and again if necessary to scrape down the sides. Lastly, add the water, the dates and the nuts or dried fruit.
  6. Remove the blades from the food processor, and fold in the remaining apple using a rubber spatula. Combine well.
  7. Add spoonfuls of the batter to the bundt tin, taking care not to displace the sugared apple. Press lightly and smooth the batter so that it is evenly distributed.
  8. Bake for 45 minutes, or until the cake is golden and an inserted skewer comes out clean.
  9. Wait for 30 minutes before turning the cake out onto a serving plate.
  10. Serve warm or at room temperature, on its own or with coconut cream.
  11. Enjoy!
Recipe by Paleomantic at https://www.paleomantic.com/paleo-apple-cake-walnuts-gluten-free/