Forget pumpkin spice, Fall will always be about caramel, apples and cinnamon (At least to me). This cake is everything FALL bundled together in a dense and hearty (but not at all crumbly) delicious and moist gluten-free package. It’s one of those recipes that you don’t eat all day every day (it still has sugar after all) but fall and winter demands at least a FEW sweet treats to make it complete. I dare say this one will do nicely!
Ingredient suggestion links:
Viva Naturals Coconut Palm Sugar
Viva Labs Powdered Psyllium Husk
Ceylon Cinnamon by Cinnamon Vogue
Native Forest Classic Coconut Milk
- 1 cup coconut palm sugar (date sugar works well too!)
- 1 cup Otto's cassava flour
- 1 cup tapioca flour
- 2 T psyllium husk
- 1 tsp pink salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup organic apple juice (or cider!)
- 3 cups chopped apples (about 2 large apples- I used pink ladies but any will do)
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 tsp ceylon cinnamon
- 1 cup palm sugar
- 1/4 cup coconut milk
- 3/4 cup ghee (may use coconut oil if dairy free)
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Sift palm sugar, cassava and tapioca flours, psyllium husk, sea salt, cinnamon and baking soda together.
- In a separate bowl mix whisk eggs vanilla and apple juice together.
- Pour liquid mix into dry ingredients and stir well. Texture should end up being thick like peanut butter.
- Mix in chopped apples and pecans.
- Spread into a buttered 8x11 glass cake pan.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. (top will be quite dark when done)
- Prepare sauce either just before or immediately after cake is removed from oven.
- For sauce: bring to a boil on medium heat the sugar, coconut milk, and ghee for 3 minutes. (count time after it starts boiling)
- Pour sauce over cake, spreading out evenly with a spatula or spoon.
- Cut into 1 1/2 inch(ish) squares. This is not entirely necessary, but I found that the sauce penetrated the cake better when I did this.
- Eat warm or store in container either in fridge or on counter. (I did counter- this cake doesn't last long in my house!)
Don’t forget to let me know in the comments below if you try this recipe!