Wednesday, September 12, 2012

grain-free apple coconut cake



Ingredients
5 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
dash of vanilla
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 tsp bi-carb
1/2 tsp baking powder
dash of salt
2 peeled and cored apples, chopped into small pieces

Directions
Mix the dry ingredients together, set aside
Beat the eggs, then add the rest of the wet ingredients and then fold in the dry ingredients mixing as minimally as possible (you want it smooth but you don't want to lose that beautiful lightness you created by beating the eggs).
Pour into a greased and/or lined pan (this makes quite a small thin cake- you can double it easily if you like)
Place sliced apples on top and lightly press into the batter

Bake at 180˚C for around 20-30 minutes (Sorry, I am no good at timing my baking, I go on gut instinct)
Remove from oven when you do a pick test and the pick comes out clean
Let it cool before removing from the pan

Ice with proper vanilla frosting or for a simpler version just sprinkle with a bit of cane sugar or top with whipped cream.


I hope you like it! xo m.

8 comments:

Catherine said...

It sounds delicious Meagan. I've never tried coconut flour before but I've noticed you've used it in a few of your yummy recipes so I might just have to buy some and give it a try. I wanted to tell you we still love those lime choc chip biscuits you wrote about a while ago and I started using coconut oil in them instead of olive oil and they are delicious, thank you:) x

Meagan said...

Catherine,

I was just scrolling through archives recently and saw those cookies- I haven't made them in ages and they really were so delicious! Coconut oil would be a great addition!! Of course! Thanks! xo m.

Fruitful Fusion said...

I'm looking forward to trying this recipe out!!!

Grounded Living said...

Hi Megan, thanks for the recipe! I have tried using coconut flour a few times now but each time the cake comes out quite crumbly and heavy. Have you got any tips? Thanks x

sar : accidentallentil.blogspot.com said...

yesss i was hoping for a recipe for this! looks delicious.

Annette said...

I've been thinking of going grain-free, and I have some coconut flour to use up. This looks great! Would you consider adding it to our Waldorf link-up here?
http://ourseasonsofjoy.com/general/waldorf-wednesday-link-up-3/

Meagan said...

Grounded living: lots of eggs and oil. I out about 6 eggs per 1/2 - 3/4 cup of coconut flour. Plus lots of oil. Good luck! X

Meagan said...

Annette- forgot to add link up but will try to remember in future... Thanks!

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