Make this gluten and dairy-free apple cake that is light and fluffy and sweetened with fresh apples and pure maple syrup. It is perfect for breakfast or dessert and is clean eating and Paleo friendly.
If you had to choose your top favorite fruits, what would you choose? I would choose:
Three very simple and basic fruits that you can usually find year around – although apples and oranges are better when they are in season. Of course, I love all fruits, but these three are my top three…so naturally, I like to include them in my recipes. I especially love apples and fall baking, they just go together perfectly – wouldn’t you agree?
Since they go together so well, I thought I would share this delicious Paleo cake recipe with you! It’s the perfect combination of fresh apples and fall baking, and when it’s in your oven baking it makes your house smell insanely yummy!
This Gluten and Dairy-Free Apple Cake is light and fluffy and sweetened with a little bit of pure maple syrup and fresh apples. It’s light enough to eat for breakfast, a snack, or a light dessert…If you want to make it a more decadent dessert, feel free to add a little bit of homemade Paleo caramel sauce.
It takes this simple Gluten and Dairy-Free Apple Cake to a whole new level that makes it downright addictive. As an added bonus, this cake is clean eating and Paleo friendly. Made with high fiber coconut flour, you won’t feel guilty at all when you decide to eat cake for breakfast :).
I would love to know what you think of this, so please comment below!
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Gluten and Dairy-Free Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce
Make this Paleo apple cake that is light and fluffy and sweetened with fresh apples and pure maple syrup. It is perfect for breakfast or dessert and is gluten-free and Paleo friendly.
- Prep Time: 15 min
- Cook Time: 35 min
- Total Time: 50 minutes
- Yield: 12 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: American
For the Cake
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 3 eggs
- 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/3 cup coconut oil , melted
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tsp orange zest
- 1 Tbsp orange juice
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 small apples, peeled and diced (I used small gala apples)
For the Cake
- Preheat the oven to 350 F degrees
- Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl
- Add the remaining ingredients for the cake (except for the apples) and combine well
- Stir in the apples
- Pour into a greased 8×8 baking dish
- Combine all of the ingredients for the topping until a crumbly mixture is formed
- Sprinkle over the cake
- Bake for 35-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
For the Caramel (optional)
- While cake is baking heat the ingredients for the caramel in a saucepan over medium heat
- Allow to come to a boil and reduce heat to low
- Stirring frequently, allow caramel to simmer for 15-20 minutes until it starts to thicken
- Remove from heat and allow to cool for another 15-20 minutes
Keywords: Paleo Dessert, Apple Cake, Apple, Cake, Paleo Cake