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Upside-Down Spiced Apple Cake
Upside-Down Spiced Apple Cake
Recipe type: Gluten free, paleo, dairy free
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 1 medium eating apple (skin on)
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar (or maple syrup or honey)
  • 1 tbsp boiling water
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 medium eating apples (peeled)
  • 200g pitted and chopped dates (I used medjool)
  • 200g ground almonds
  • 50g hazelnuts, roughly chopped
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tsp ground mixed spice
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • A pinch of ground cloves
Instructions
  1. Line the bottom of a cake tin with baking paper and grease the sides with coconut oil
  2. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees celsius
  3. Slice the apple with the skin into thin wedges and arrange in a decorative pattern on top of the baking paper
  4. In a small jug or mug, combine 1 tsp of the ground cinnamon, the coconut sugar and the water (if using honey or maple syrup, only use about half of the water)
  5. Pour this mixture over the apples so that it seeps into the gaps
  6. Set to one side
  7. Coarsely grate the flesh off the peeled apples and place in a mixing bowl
  8. Combine with the dates, ground almonds and hazelnuts
  9. Beat in the eggs until well combined
  10. Add the coconut oil, maple or honey, 1tsp cinnamon, mixed spice, clove and baking powder
  11. Mix until the spice is distributed throughout
  12. Place the mixture into the tin on top of the apples and use the back of a spoon to smooth the top
  13. Cover with foil and bake for around two hours
  14. Around 25 minutes before the end of cooking (when a knife comes out almost clean) uncover to allow the top to brown slightly
  15. Remove from the oven and leave on a wire rack to cool
  16. When cool, turn out gently and peel off the baking paper to reveal your beautiful upside-down apple design!
Recipe by The Clean Diary at http://thecleandiary.com/upside-spiced-apple-cake/