Almond Apple Cake

How to Make

Gather the ingredients

For apple roses: – 4-6 apples of your choice halved and cored (Gala, Red Delicious or Cosmic Crisp would all work) – 3 cups water – 4 teaspoons lemon juice

Gather the ingredients

For one 6 or 9-inch round cake: – ⅓ cup coconut oil – 1 ¾ cup almond flour – ¼ cup arrowroot flour – ¼ teaspoon salt – 3 large eggs room temperature – ½ cup apple liquid (liquid remaining from boiling the apple roses) – 2 tablespoons honey – 2 teaspoons vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon lemon juice – ½ teaspoon baking soda – Honey diluted in warm water, or sugar-free jam diluted in warm water for glazing

]In a medium-sized saucepan, bring water and lemon juice to a boil.

 Remove core and seeds from apples and slice apples in half, and then slice them very thinly into half-moons. Place apple slices into water, allow to boil again, and let boil for an additional minute or two, just until apple slices are pliable and can be bent without snapping. 

Pour the liquid in which the apples cooked into a bowl, reserving it for later. Place apple slices in ice-cold water and set aside.

To make the cake: In a small saucepan, melt coconut oil. Set aside to cool slightly. In a large bowl, whisk together flours and salt.

Separate the eggs, placing the whites in a medium-sized bowl. Set aside.

Combine yolks in another bowl with melted coconut oil, vanilla, lemon juice, honey and ½ cup of liquid remaining from cooking the apples. Whisk to combine. Add egg yolk mixture to the large bowl with the flour, and whisk until batter is smooth without any lumps.

Using a mixer, beat egg whites until they form soft peaks.

Stir baking soda into the dough batter and, using a rubber spatula, immediately beat in one third of the whipped egg whites. Gently fold in the rest of the egg whites.

Pour batter into prepared 6-inch or a 9-inch baking dish with a removable bottom.

To assemble apple roses: Starting with a thin small slice of apple, roll it into the shape of a rose. Then add another slice around it, and another one. Use as many slices as you like to assemble each rose. Press each rose into the top of the cake, Continue until cake is completely covered in apple roses.

Bake for 35-40 minutes, until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Remove cake from oven and leave to rest for 5 minutes, then run a sharp knife along the edge, remove outside ring and transfer cake onto a cake stand.

Brush with honey or jam diluted with leftover apple water.