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Low carb apple cake will give you all the pleasures of eating cake without the heavy, dense feeling.
This soft and tender low carb apple cake, similar to Jewish apple cake, is packed with market-fresh apples and coated with warm, sweetened cinnamon. Perfect for breakfast, snack, or dessert.
how to make low carb apple cake
You can use any combination of apples you like. I enjoy using a variety of apples. You could use apples that are more sweet like Honey crisp or Fuji or those that are more tart like Granny smith, Pink Lady, Braeburn, McIntosh, Jonathan, Empire, and Cortland.
Start by peeling and slicing the apples. Place them in a bowl with cinnamon and lemon juice. Combine so all apples are coated.
low carb apple cake with almond flour
Next, prepare the dry ingredients in a separate bowl. For the flours, I used almond flour and coconut flour. My favorite brands are Bob’s Red Mill or Anthony’s almond flour because they are very fine. Often I combine almond flour with coconut flour because the former is more dense and full of moisture while coconut flour is lighter and sucks up moisture. It’s the perfect flour marriage. You can purchase Bob’s Red Mill flours at any store however I think it’s less expensive to get the 5-pound bag of Bob’s or Anthony’s from Amazon.
For the sweetener, I used xylitol because it is great in cakes, keeping them moist and fluffy. You can use a erythritol like Swerve or Lakanto as well. Lastly, you can use allulose however you should add more to taste because it’s not as sweet as the xylitol or erythritol blends.
I like xylitol because it contains 40% fewer calories than sugar, plus it doesn’t spike your blood sugar levels.
To make this, add all dry ingredients, except the sweetener, to a bowl and put aside. Next, cream the butter (or ghee) and sweetener using the paddle extension for 3 minutes on high in your stand mixer (or use a hand mixer). Creaming it for this long gets it light and fluffy.
Turn the mixer down to medium-high and add the eggs, one at a time, until each is incorporated. Add the vanilla. Add half of the lemon juice, then the dry mixture, and then the remaining lemon juice.
Fold in the apples with a spatula.
Place batter in pan and cook for about 35 minutes (until toothpick comes out clear).
can you freeze low carb apple cake?
Yes, to freeze apple cake, let it cool completely. Wrap in two layers of plastic wrap and then a layer of foil or place in a zip top freezer bag. Apple Cake can stay in the freezer for 12 months and can be thawed and served at room temperature.
how long will low carb apple cake keep?
Apple cake will stay fresh, tightly wrapped, for 3-4 days.
other low carb recipes you’ll enjoy:
- pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting
- keto lemon bars
- homemade twix bars (keto, GF)
- the most amazing caramel cups (keto)
- peppermint fudge brownies with chocolate ganache
what if you could…
enjoy desserts without feeling guilty afterward?
8 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories244
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 4.1g 17%
- Sugars 8.8g
- Protein 6.7g 14%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.