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
- 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 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 a 9×13 glass baking dish.
- Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until knife comes out clean.