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Delicious Paleo Apple Cake – Guest Recipe


Paleo Apple Pie Cake Recipe

This glorious paleo apple cake recipe comes from author, celebrity chef, and wellness expert Teresa Cutter’s massive encyclopaedia of healthy baking recipes, Healthy Baking – Cakes, Cookies + Raw. I’ve always been a huge fan of Teresa’s blog and cooking philosophy, so it’s a real treat (see what I did there!) to have her cake recipe on my own blog.

With chapters on healthy cookies, wholesome cakes, raw desserts and the most amazing collection of gluten-free breads, Teresa’s comprehensive baking book is the ultimate “must have” whole food baking book for every household. Seriously, it’s EPIC!

Her delicious recipes are free from refined sugars and flours and offer gluten-free and paleo alternatives to suit everyone’s taste.


Healthy Baking – Cakes, Cookies + Raw is available on eStore and selected bookstores. Hard copies retail for $69.95 AUD and the eBook version is available to purchase on iTunes. It’s a very large book, so trust me when I say the price is worth it.

Read my paleo and healthy baking Q&A with Teresa Cutter here.

Now, for the paleo apple cake recipe…The reason this one caught my eye is because it reminds me of the apple cake my grandma used to make. Apple and pear cakes were my favourite growing up, and this is sort of a cake mixed together with a pie making it a bit of a crowd pleaser. You can use pears instead of apples for this recipe.

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Delicious Paleo Apple Cake - Guest Recipe
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Serves: 1 cake
  • 200 g (7 oz. / 2 cups) almond meal
  • 1 tsp. gluten-free baking powder
  • 60 mL (2 oz. / ¼ cup) extra virgin olive or macadamia nut oil
  • 90 g (3 oz. / ¼ cup) raw honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 organic eggs
  • Zest from one orange
  • 2 large red apples, skin on, diced
  • Flaked almonds to garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 160 C fan-forced (320 F).
  2. Combine almond meal, baking powder, olive oil, honey, vanilla, eggs and orange zest.
  3. Mix through until well combined.
  4. Fold in the apples.
  5. Prepare a 20 cm. (8 inches) lined baking tin, making sure the base and sides of the tin are lined.
  6. Press the batter firmly into the tin.
  7. Garnish with flaked almonds.
  8. Bake for 60-80 minutes.
  9. Rest in the tin for 30 minutes before removing and enjoy!

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Paleo Apple Cake Recipe From The Healthy Baking cookbook by Teresa Cutter


  1. This is an amazingly delicious cake!! It came out perfectly.
    Now I want to try it in the instant pot cos my oven broke. Any idea how long it would take to cook?

    1. Hey, glad to hear it worked out for you. I haven’t made an apple cake in my IP yet, but I reckon the timings would be similar to a regular apple cake, if you can find an IP recipe on Google. Might be worth jumping on the official IP forum or FB group and asking the guys there. I am sure someone would have made a similar cake before.

  2. I’d say that this is more apple than cake, but delicious! I used 2 huge granny smith apples. Would prefer it with skin off but leaving it on does save time. I’d like it a bit more cakey so I think I’ll add more flour next time. I ran out of almond meal – ended up using 160g almond meal and 60g wholemeal flour with a single tsp baking powder. Added 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/2 tsp ginger. I made 12 muffins, baked for 20min. My favourite ‘topping’ is buckwheat groats so i used this instead of almond flakes- it gives it a nice crunch! Prep took 30min but cooking 20min so all up under 1 hour:) Will definitely make again!

  3. No doubt that his low fat apple cake is super moist, flavorful and delicious! Plus, it’s really low in calories because there’s no butter or oil. If want something light, soft then this apple cakes is best option.

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