This yummy treat can be eaten as dessert, breakfast, or anytime! It stays moist for days after it has been baked. It's a hit with all my friends.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 9 inch Bundt cake
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a 9 inch Bundt pan.

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  • Toss together the shredded apple, 1 tablespoon cinnamon, and 1 tablespoon sugar in a bowl until evenly coated. Set aside.

  • Whisk together the eggs, 1/2 cup sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl until the mixture is fluffy. Stir in the olive oil, orange juice, flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, salt, and 2 teaspoons cinnamon to make a batter. Fold the apple mixture into the batter. Pour mixture into the prepared bundt pan.

  • Bake in preheated oven until toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean, about 60 minutes. Cool in the pan for about 15 minutes before turning out of the pan onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

217 calories; protein 3.3g; carbohydrates 30.3g; fat 10.2g; cholesterol 31mg; sodium 157.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/22/2008
This was pretty easy to make. I made a few non-vital changes to the recipe. Rather than shredding the apples I chopped them up between coarse and fine in my food processor; much quicker than shredding! I used flaxseed rather than olive oil and pineapple rather than orange juice as that was all I had. I used wholemeal spelt flour instead of white. As I didn't have xanthan gum I subbed half a cup of strong regular wholewheat flour to give it some gluten to help it stick together. A couple of comments. My cake needed nowhere near an hour to bake. I checked it about half an hour in and it was done! I don't know if using wholewheat flour prevented it from rising much or if that is just the nature of the cake. It wasn't too heavy just dense. I might try it with 3 eggs next time (mine were only medium size anyways). It is very flavoursome and moist so it's definitely a keeper. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/04/2010
This NEVER baked through for me. I gave it over 2 hours in the oven and even though the batter looked fine when I panned it it stayed batter. Read More
(5)
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
08/22/2008
This was pretty easy to make. I made a few non-vital changes to the recipe. Rather than shredding the apples I chopped them up between coarse and fine in my food processor; much quicker than shredding! I used flaxseed rather than olive oil and pineapple rather than orange juice as that was all I had. I used wholemeal spelt flour instead of white. As I didn't have xanthan gum I subbed half a cup of strong regular wholewheat flour to give it some gluten to help it stick together. A couple of comments. My cake needed nowhere near an hour to bake. I checked it about half an hour in and it was done! I don't know if using wholewheat flour prevented it from rising much or if that is just the nature of the cake. It wasn't too heavy just dense. I might try it with 3 eggs next time (mine were only medium size anyways). It is very flavoursome and moist so it's definitely a keeper. Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2008
I made this recipe primarily cause it was wheat free. It was delicious and very moist unlike most wheat free stuff. Once it cooled slightly it came out of the pan with no problems and I had to dig into it right way as the smell of it is amazing. What I did was cut it up ready to serve and then I mixed some icing sugar and milk together to create a very watered down icing to pour overtop to finish it off. So very yummy. Read More
(20)
Rating: 4 stars
09/01/2008
Good flavor and texture though I didn't bake for 60 minutes. After about 30 I turned my temp down to 350. The orange juice flavor was a bit strong but I used fresh squeezed and that could be why. Over all good cake!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2009
I had to make some substitutions but I can tell that this cake would be fantastic if made as the recipe says. Just for others out there: I had no xantham gum and only 1/4 cup vegetable oil. So I subbed half applesauce half oil and I also didn't have raw apples on hand. Only the dehydrated that you buy through the LDS cannery. I used the food processor on them and added an extra egg (size medium) also used apple juice instead of orange...This turned out like a moist sponge cake. It was flat due to not having a bundt cake pan but I thought it was a nice treat:) First time baking with spelt. Thanks for sharing! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2011
I was very excited to find this healthy recipe for apple cake with spelt exactly what I was looking for for my very first adventure into baking with spelt-instead-of-wheat! It turned out pretty good but a little too wet for my taste. The recipe calls for 5 apples and I used medium sized apples. When I turned out the cake it felt still too wet although the batter was cooked which I think is an indication of too much apple in the recipe. I'd recommend only 4 apples to get a cake that's a little more cake-with-apple and a little less like baked apples with a little cake around them. A few changes: I never find it necessary to peel apples -- I just processed UNpeeled apple chunks instead of labor-intensive peeling and grating; I added more than a cup of chopped pecans (could also have used walnuts) because I love apple and nut together; I used 1/2 C brown sugar instead of the white sugar; and did half fresh lemon juice and half OJ instead of all OJ. At half an hour the cake had risen beautifully and looked done on top but definitely wasn't ready inside (checked with toothpick). However 45 min. seemed more than enough: done inside with the top looking very brown. Next time I'll try doing the first 20 min. at 400F (200C) and then reduce heat to 350F (180C) until it's done. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2011
Love this recipe. Spelt flour gives it a wonderful nutty flavor. I used 3 eggs as suggested and didn't have xanthum gum so added an extra 1/2 c whole wheat flour. I was looking for something to use up some apple cider that had started fermenting and it worked great. I baked it for 30 min on 400 then 15 min at 350. Will make this again! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/04/2010
This NEVER baked through for me. I gave it over 2 hours in the oven and even though the batter looked fine when I panned it it stayed batter. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2017
Amazing recipe. We all love it. However I did not peel the apples and sliced them in food processor instead of shredding them. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2013
Great way to use up some apples! My daughter loved it and it lasted a week stayed moist and was a great afternoon snack for the whole family. I added another egg as I also didn't have xanthan gum and it was cooked after 30 min in my oven. I also substituted the white sugar for brown and the olive oil for vegetable. Definitely making it again. For a more indulgent version I think some coconut cream cheese icing would be divine! Read More
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