apple & spice cake…& all things nice

serves 12

  • low gluten

  • dairy free

  • cane sugar free


  • 4 eggs whisked lightly

  • ¼ cup date syrup (or coconut nectar or rice syrup) (optional)

  • ½ cup olive oil

  • 2 cups (4 med) Granny Smith apples (or apple of choice) grated with skin on

  • 1 cup sultanas

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1 tsp mixed spice

  • 2 cups spelt unbleached white flour (or plain flour of choice) sifted

  • 1½ tsp baking powder

  • ½ cup pecan pieces (or walnut pieces) optional for topping

•    Preheat oven to 160 degrees (fan forced).
•    Place all ingredients (except the pecans) in a large bowl, in the above order.  Stir gently as each ingredient is added.
•    Grease a 22cm round spring form cake tin with olive oil.
•    Pour the mix into the spring form cake tin.
•    Scatter the pecans evenly on top.
•    Place in oven & bake for 1 hour.
•    Remove from oven & let cool in the tin for 30 mins.

wray tip

serving option

Delicious on its own or serve with a dollop of coconut ice cream, yoghurt or cream.

no added sweetner option

This cake will still offer enough ‘sweetness’ if you wish to remove the date syrup, coconut nectar, etc.