Paleo Apple Tea Cake
THIS! is the perfect Autumn treat. A combination of apple pie and vanilla cake. It's Full GAPS Diet friendly (if using sunflower seed meal), Paleo (if using coconut oil) and as there are no nuts, it's a delicious 'school friendly' treat for the lunchbox. The recipe makes 2 loaves cos seriously ....I dare you and the family to not devour the first loaf while it's warm! http://www.thenotquitewellproject.com/blog/recipe-paleo-apple-tea-cake
- 3 Granny Smith Apples
- 3 Cloves
- 2 tbsp Sultanas
- 1 tbsp Coconut Sugar
- 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
- 1/2 Cinnamon
- 250 g Butter
- 100 g Honey
- 10 Eggs
- 1/2 tsp Celtic Sea Salt
- 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
- 2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
- 50 g Sunflower Seed Meal
- 85 g Coconut Flour
- 1/2 Lemon
- Preheat oven to 170 degrees C. Line 2 medium loaf pans with baking paper. I’m a super lazy cook so I just take at large piece of baking paper and push it into the loaf pan. It doesn’t have to be perfect ….just rustic.
- Peel and slice the apples and place into a pot with the whole cloves and water. Cover with a lid and cook for 5 minutes. Turn off and set aside with lid on.
- In a small bowl, combine the sultanas, coconut sugar and spices and set aside.
- Place the butter (or coconut oil) in the thermomix bowl and melt 1 min / 90 deg C /speed 1.
- Add Honey and mix 30 sec / speed 3.
- Add eggs and vanilla and mix 30 sec / speed 5.
- Add sunflower meal (or tigernut flour), coconut flour, baking soda and salt and mix 30 sec / speed 5.
- Divide 2/3 batter between the 2 loaf pans. This should fill them to about halfway.
- Pick the cloves out of the apples and mix in the lemon juice. Spoon the apples evenly into the batter filled loaf pans. Don’t panic if the apples sink a bit.
- Evenly sprinkle the sultana spice mix across the top of the apples in the loaf pans.
- Spoon the remaining batter over the top of the sultana spice mix.
- Bake for 45 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes out clean and the top of the cake is springy and golden.
- Cool for 10 minutes before turning the loaves out of the pan, but don’t leave the cakes to cool in the pan as the cakes will sweat.