Apple & Coconut Cake

It IS possible to make gluten free cakes both delicious and wholesome!  When it comes to less traditional flours like coconut flour people don’t really know how to cook with them so I want to show you in this recipe.  Coconut flour is very nourishing but it’s also very absorbent so you don’t need much.

apple and coconut cake

This is one of my favourite cakes using coconut flour and it makes a perfect afternoon tea accompaniment:

What you need:
6 free range eggs
1 cup coconut oil, melted
1/3 cup honey
1 apple, grated
Juice of half lemon (5 drops of lemon essential oil) and some grated zest
2/3 cup coconut flour
1 cup desiccated coconut
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
a pinch of sea salt

For the topping:
1 apple, sliced into thin wedges
3 tablespoons lemon juice
extra coconut flour for dusting

Preheat the oven to 150°C, and grease a cake tin, or line with baking paper.  Add all of the ingredients to a food processor.  Blend until well combined, then spoon into the prepared cake tin.

Decorate the apple wedges as you like, then pour the lemon juice over the apples.  Place in the oven and bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.  Leave to cool completely before serving.  Dust with coconut flour if desired.  Enjoy!

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