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Tuesday, 25 August 2020

Apple Cake : Lower Carb


This recipe suggestion from Hannah Healy is for a healthy apple cake, which is slightly sweet, moist and fluffy with hints of cinnamon. It's the perfect paleo, low carb, gluten free and sugar free dessert for holidays or any occasion, and works out at just 5.6g net carbs per slice.

The combination of almond flour and coconut flour is what helps make the texture of this cake so great. What one flour lacks, the other one makes up for. It’s best not to substitute these flours as it will drastically change the texture. Be sure to use blanched almond flour, not almond meal.

The eggs are critical to making this recipe work since they are needed as a binder with the coconut flour. They also make the cake fluffy. It’s best not to substitute them. 

Ingredients
Serves Eight
Net carbs for one slice is 5.6g.
1 1/4 cup blanched almond flour
1/2 cup granulated monk fruit sweetener or swerve
1/4 cup coconut flour
dash of sea salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup almond milk
1 tbsp coconut oil + 1 tbsp more for greasing the pan
1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
2 apples
1/4 cup swerve confectioners sweetener (optional- for sprinkling on top)
Need help with weight/measurement conversion
see here
Instructions and recipe notes
with step by step guide can be seen here

Similar Recipes
Cinnamon Coffee Cake, it's low carb - see here
Apple Dump Cake, it's low carb, grain free, gluten free - see here

If you are just starting a low carb diet/lifestyle you may feel confused with which low carb flours to use. You may never have used any of them before and how to use them properly can be daunting. Low carb flours do not behave like wheat flour, and how to use them in your old regular high carb recipes is a common question. Of course you may also be interested, or want to know more about them. If that is the case then Libby at 'Ditch The Carbs' site has a very good guide, and you can read it here


Dear reader, a variety of articles and recipe suggestions are found within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

35 comments:

mxtodis123 said...

Definitely have to make this. I get so many apples delivered to me by the Dept. of Aging and can't eat them raw. Just can't digest them even without the skin. But cooked or baked I have no problem.

Martha said...

This looks delicious! I'm adding to my Sunday dessert recipe ideas :)

JFM said...

Yummy and scrumptious!!!
Thank you Jan! 🍎

CJ Kennedy said...

Thanks for sharing the recipes. I think I’ll try the dump cake one

Tom said...

...and apple season is coming soon.

Jo said...

It looks delicious. A great recipe for this time of year.

Valerie-Jael said...

Sounds very delicious! Valerie

kathyinozarks said...

Good morning, this recipe sounds good thanks

Christine said...

Looks delish!

VENTANA DE FOTO said...

Ya resuelto los problemas de mi ordenador, vuelvo de nuevo a estar activa.

Alguna vez que otra he hecho tarta de manzana. Debe de eatar exquisita esa receta.

Besos

Elephant's Child said...

That looks and sounds good. And thanks for the reminder about flour substitution.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

The apple cake looks delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Have a great day!

https://linsartyblobs.blogspot.com said...

mmm, looks nice!

Chatty Crone said...

That looks so AWESOME!

Susan Kane said...

Apple cake! It is time to make that! Used to make it when kids were young, called it "Sunday night" frittata. They enjoyed it. Yours is different, but yummy.

Creations By Cindy said...

Girl, you always have the best recipes! That looks amazing! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

bill burke said...

Looks so good!

William Kendall said...

Looks good!

happyone said...

This looks delicious. A good time of the year for apples

Victor S E Moubarak said...

This looks delicious. We do bake apple pies and upside down cakes every so often. Especially now with a good crop from our apple trees. Need to look up some pear recipes too.

God bless.

sophea ◇ said...

interesting , it looks yummy too :)

magiceye said...

Seems delicious to satisfy the sweet diabetic tooth!

Debbie said...

i love to bake!! it will soon be apple season and this is a great recipe, so pretty too!!!

My name is Erika. said...

A couple more weeks until apple season begins. And apple cake is on my to make list!

DVArtist said...

Ohh this sounds so good and looks even better. A beautiful presentation.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This cake is so beautiful in appearance. My husband does not like anything coconut so I never buy coconut flour or oil, but I'd like to try this cake with similar ingredients--I think I'll try walnut oil and ground walnuts instead. I like an apple and walnut combination.

Margaret D said...

That indeed reads tasty.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Looks lovely Jan. While I was away for the last two weeks I made a commitment from now on to live a low carb/no sugar lifestyle, feeling the benefits already. Will be visiting to see your healthy recipes often 💜

mamasmercantile said...

Looks delicious.

Snowbird said...

How delicious.xxx

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Gosto de bolo de maçã.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Sue said...

This looks delicious, and we have a tree full of apples xx

Lisabella Russo said...

Oh that looks so very delicious! Thank you for the recipe!

Jeanie said...

I love a good apple cake. Low carb is a plus!

Teresa said...

Se ve deliciosa. Besos.