Apple cake is a classic treat that evokes feelings of warmth and comfort. However, traditional apple cake recipes are often loaded with carbohydrates from flour and sugar. But fear not! With a few simple ingredient swaps, you can enjoy a delicious low-carb apple cake that satisfies your cravings while aligning with your dietary goals. In this article, we will guide you through the process of making a moist and flavorful low-carb apple cake that will impress your taste buds without the guilt.
To create a delectable low-carb apple cake, gather the following ingredients:
For the cake:
- 2 cups of almond flour
- 1/4 cup of coconut flour
- 1/4 cup of granulated sweetener of your choice (such as erythritol or stevia)
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 4 large eggs
- 1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce
- 1/4 cup of melted coconut oil or butter
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
For the apple filling:
- 2 medium-sized apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons of granulated sweetener
- 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- Preheat the oven: Begin by preheating your oven to 180°C (350°F). This ensures the perfect temperature for baking your low-carb apple cake.
- Prepare the apple filling: In a bowl, combine the thinly sliced apples, granulated sweetener, ground cinnamon, and lemon juice. Toss the ingredients together until the apples are evenly coated. Set aside to allow the flavors to meld.
- Mix the cake batter: In a separate bowl, whisk together the almond flour, coconut flour, granulated sweetener, baking powder, ground cinnamon, and salt. In another bowl, beat the eggs, then add the unsweetened applesauce, melted coconut oil or butter, and vanilla extract. Mix well to combine all the wet ingredients.
- Combine wet and dry ingredients: Pour the wet ingredient mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Stir until all the ingredients are well combined and a smooth batter forms.
- Assemble the cake: Grease a round glass cake pan or line it with parchment paper. Pour half of the cake batter into the pan and spread it evenly. Layer half of the apple filling over the batter. Pour the remaining cake batter over the apples and spread it evenly. Top with the remaining apple filling.
- Bake to perfection: Place the cake pan in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. The cake should be golden brown and firm to the touch.
- Cool and serve: Once baked, remove the low-carb apple cake from the oven and allow it to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. Then, transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely. Slice and serve the cake as a delightful low-carb dessert or a sweet treat for any occasion.
Optional: For an extra touch, you can dust the top of the cake with a sprinkle of powdered sweetener or serve it with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of low-carb vanilla ice cream.
Indulging in a scrumptious slice of apple cake is now possible even on a low-carb diet. By replacing high-carb ingredients with low-carb alternatives, you can create a moist and flavorful low-carb apple cake that satisfies your sweet tooth without derailing your dietary goals. So, gather your ingredients, follow the steps outlined above, and enjoy every guilt-free bite of this delightful low-carb dessert.