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Paleo Friendly Apple Cake

This easy apple cake recipe is adapted to a Paleo friendly version from: Kristina Turner's Self-Healing Cookbook. I substituted the flour and sugar to make it Paleo friendly.  The cashew cream frosting really makes this an extra special treat. It's could easily double as a healthy cake alternative.  See below for printable recipe.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 9 kid sized


  • 8x8 baking dish


Apple Bread

  • 2 cups Gluten Free Flour (almond, coconut or other Paleo Flour)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • tsp ground nutmeg
  • tsp ground cloves
  • 2 cups diced apples
  • 1 tbsp juice from 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • ¼ cup chopped almonds (I used Tamari flavored)
  • cup safflower or coconut oil or grassfed butter
  • tbsp butter or oil to prep pan
  • 2 tsp maple syrup or honey

Cashew Creme Frosting

  • 2 Cups soaked cashews
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • grated lemon peel, to taste start with a small pinch



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Grease an 8x8 pan or dish with safflower or grass-fed butter.
  • Soak Cashews
  • Slice Apples
  • Sift dry ingredients in a medium bowl, set aside.
  • In a large bowl combine remaining ingredients. Gradually add dry ingredients. Fold in apples


  • 45 minutes at 350 degrees or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Cashew Cream Frosting

  • add all frosting ingredients to high speed blender. Blend & taste. Adjust as needed with more sweetener or small amounts of lemon zest.
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