Thursday, October 27, 2011

Whole Grain Fresh Apple Cake

If an apple a day helps keep the doctor away, what about a piece of apple cake? :) This would make a wonderful dessert for your Halloween party. I love the fresh apples in it. As I was making it, it made me appreciate this fun time of year. The caramel topping is a treat as well. You could use the caramel topping on other things as well. It tastes like homemade caramel. I made a regular apple cake a little healthier. It was good to the last bite. You could eat it without the topping as well, to save calories. :)

1 C honey
1/2 C coconut oil or oil of your choice
2 eggs
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp fresh nutmeg or 1 tsp dried nutmeg
1/3 tsp sea salt
2 C Kamut flour or whole grain flour
3 C of grated Fuji apples or apple type of your choice
1/2 C finely chopped walnuts

Carmel Topping:
1 T butter
1/4 to 1/3 C honey
2/3 C cream
1 1/2 tsp vanilla

Directions: preheat oven to 350
1. In mixing bowl beat honey, and oil together. Then beat in eggs one at a time.

2. In another bowl measure and whisk together all dry ingredients. Then stir into wet mixture. Fold in apples and nuts. Stir just until mixed.

3. Grease a 13x9 pan. (The stoneware cooks whole grains so nice)

4. Spread batter into a pan. Bake for 30 to 40 min.

5. While the cake is baking, pour all the ingredients for the topping, into a small saucepan. Put on stove on medium heat and stir continually. Cook until desired thickness. It will thicken as it cooks. Enjoy!


  1. My question is which program did you use for your picture? Thanks for all your good recipes.

  2. Thanks Ellen. That was on Picasa. It was a fun change.