The Apple Pie- Cake
So I was visiting back home in Sweden, the land of simplicity, minimalism and farmland.
I went to a little restaurant situated on a hill by a said-to-be cursed castle, overlooking the lake.
Obviously I had to order the apple pie.
This pie was a little different though, it was kind of like a cake but tasted exactly like apple pie and was perfectly paired with Swedish vanilla sauce and vanilla ice cream.
This pie-cake combo was made with the standard ingredients of table sugar, flour and butter, and I knew I wouldn't have a single one of those ingredients at home.
I honestly can't remember the last time I had table sugar in my house, and apparently it's the same in my mothers house.
So as I recreated this delicious cake, I decided to try switching out all the ingredients and lucky me, it tasted delicious on the first try! Even my stepdad who's not a fan of anything vegan, gluten-free, not real sugar stuff, looooved this cake. Like, love love.
Now, this cake is NOT VEGAN. But, if you are vegan and you really want this cake, you can switch out the eggs with some chia "eggs".
This cake is on the other hand gluten-free, which to be honest, I didn't even plan on but sometimes sweet accidents happen.
Hope you will like is as much as my family did!
Apple Pie- Cake
Preparation: 5 minutes
Bake: 20 minutes
3 green apples
1 1/4 cup coconut sugar * 3 dl (for my non americans)
1 1/4 cup white bean flour * 3 dl
1 tbsp vanilla sugar or vanilla extract
1 tbsp baking powder
2 tbsp coconut butter
Cinnamon for sprinkling at top.
* option, vanilla ice cream. Highly recommended. Yum.
Turn the oven on 350 Fahrenheit or 175 celsius.
Peel and chop up the apples and put them in a bowl to the side.
Blend the flour, vanilla sugar or extract and baking powder in a mixing bowl. Now if you use extract instead of the vanilla sugar, maybe consider using a little bit less than 1 tbsp. I sometimes find it gets to strong and sometimes less is just more.
Blend the eggs and the coconut sugar with a mixer until it becomes a little "puffy." It takes a little bit longer than when you use regular sugar.
Then add the flour, vanilla and baking powder blend into the mix and make sure it all gets blended well together.
Pour the batter into a baking dish and then place the apples on top.
Gently press down the apples just a little, and sprinkle some coconut sugar and cinnamon on top.
Melt the coconut butter in a saucepan and then drizzle on top of the cake.
Place the cake inside the oven for about 20 minutes.
This depends on your oven a lot so make sure you keep an eye on it. I like using a toothpick to check when it's ready. If you poke a toothpick in the cake and it comes out sticky and wet, it needs more time.