Okay, think of how long it took you to make your last apple pie with a homemade crust. If you've never made a home baked apple pie, I totally understand why. Now, divide that by 5. The result? Upside Down Apple Pinwheel Cake. It tastes very similar to apple pie, but I didn't have to go through all of the work to get it!
The top is ooeey and gooeey, it's low in sugar, high in fiber, and I bet it would go fantastic with ice cream.
Upside Down Apple Pinwheel Cake
Gluten free, Dairy free, Refined sugar free, Yeast free, Corn free A low sugar cake that resembles apple pie. Made with coconut and sorghum flours, surrounded by cinnamon drenched apples.Ingredients
- 2 medium organic gala or granny smith apples, cored and sliced – do not peel!
- 2 tbsp sunflower oil
- 2 tbsp coconut sugar
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup sorghum flour
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/4 cup arrowroot starch/powder
- 1/4 cup coconut/palm sugar
- 1 tbsp flax seed, ground
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/8 tsp Himalayan rock salt
- 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
- 3/4 cup + 2 tbsp non-dairy milk – I used unsweetened original almond milk *see note
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup sunflower oil
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 375F and line the bottom of a 8-inch springform cake pan with parchment paper.
- Mix sunflower oil coconut sugar and cinnamon at the bottom of the prepared pan. Spread evenly with fingers to coat and set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
- In a separate bowl, combine wet ingredients.
- Drop wet into dry and beat the ingredients until the batter is silky and smooth. If the batter is stiff, add a little more milk to thin.
- Set aside the slices from one apple and place the remaining slices in the batter. Stir to combine.
- Place remaining apple slices at the bottom of your prepared pan in the shape of a pinwheel.
- Scoop the batter into your prepared pan and smooth it out with your hands.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- Allow to cool on wire rack for 15 minutes before removing from springform pan and serving.
Makes 6-8 slices depending on size. note: start with 1/2 cup milk and slowly work your way up. You don't want the batter to be stiff, it should be smooth and silky.
Kevin and I may or may not have shared a slice this morning. Hey, it's important to make sure the food you're feeding your guests is up to par!
In other news, I've changed a couple of things around on the blog! I've added:
- recipe page where you can see the image of each and every one of my recipes.
- health tab that links you to all of my journey to health, food for thought, and health article posts.
- training tab with my newest 1/2 marathon training plan.
- category section on the bottom of each page.