This Gooey Apple Cake is gluten and refined sugar free. It gets most of its sweetness and gooeyness from the fruit. It’s a sweet and delicious cake that serves a crowd.
Years ago when I first started to learn how to cook; I made what Paula Dean called gooey cake. This was so long ago that Paula Dean had just started her cooking show, facebook wasn’t a household name and iphone’s hadn’t been invented yet. It was super sweet and amazingly good. However, true to Paula Dean, it contained about a pound of sugar and another pound of butter. I haven’t made it since then because it was just too addicting. I know it’s bad for me but I still crave it. It’s been over a decade and I still think about that cake. That cake was the inspiration for this recipe.
I originally posted this recipe a few years ago, before I had my son, which, was also before I became acutely ill and ultimately started the AIP diet. My original version was lighter on the sugar and dairy/egg free but it was full gluten. I’ve been thinking about gooey cake again and in a botched AIP ‘corn bread’ recipe found my AIP version.
This recipe does use eggs. Eggs are a reintroduction; so please make sure to reintroduce them before you try this dessert.
The true test of an AIP recipe is if your non-AIP peeps love it. After I made this recipe, I handed it out to friends and neighbors. Only one was AIP and everyone was unanimous. It’s delicious!
This cake would taste great served with a glass of my Apple Cider Kombucha (click here for the recipe)!
Gooey Apple Sheet Cake
This Gooey Apple Cake is gluten and refined sugar free. Most of the sweetness and gooeyness comes from the fruit. It’s a sweet and delicious cake that serves a crowd. This recipe suits the AIP (includes reintroduction) and Paleo diets.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 1 hour
- Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
- Yield: 8-12 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
1 cup Coconut Flour
1 cup Cassava Flour
2 1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
3/4 teaspoon Cream of Tarter
1/2 teaspoon Cardamom
pinch of Ground Cloves
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Powder
3 eggs (AIP Reintroduction)
1 cup Coconut Oil or Avocado Oil
1 cup Maple Syrup
2 cups Applesauce
1/2 cup Banana, mashed
3 apples, 1 peeled and sliced and the other 2 peeled and diced 9 (about 2 cups)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine all the dry ingredients in a medium size bowl and then stir to combine.
Combine all wet ingredients in a large bowl and ten stir to combine.
Pour the dry ingredients into the large bowl with the wet ingredients.
Stir to combine.
Fold the diced apples into the batter.
Pour the batter into the pan.
Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until knife comes out clean.
Keywords: apple, cake, aip, paleo, autoimmune protocol
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