Cinnamon Apple Cake

CSA member Michelle Probert shared this recipe with us. She writes, “In case you have any other CSA members who are gluten free and try to stay away from refined sugars, here is a recipe for an apple cake I made recently and really enjoyed. It is a hybrid of these two recipes: http://www.elanaspantry.com/cinnamon-apple-cake/ and http://www.lifeasaplate.com/?p=123

Ingredients:

  • 2 apples, peeled, cored and chopped

  • 1/4 cup apple cider

  • 2 cups almond butter

  • 1/2 cup maple syrup

  • 2 eggs (may substitute 1 Tbs ground flax seed and 3 Tbs boiling water, whisked, for 1 egg)

  • 1 Tbs vanilla

  • 2 tsp baking soda

  • 3 Tbs cinnamon

  • 1 tsp sea salt

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350°.

In a food processor combine the apples, cider and almond butter; pulse until well blended. Pulse in the maple syrup, eggs (or flax seed mixture), vanilla, cinnamon (yes, 3 Tbs), baking soda and salt.

Pour the batter into a greased 8×8 pan. Bake for 32 to 36 minutes.

Remove from the oven and cool. Serve with whipped cream or coconut cream (the top of a can of chilled, full fat coconut milk)

Warning - This cake will sink a bit in the middle, but it is super moist and cinnamon-y.