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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Apple Lemon Honey Cake

The cake.
This cake is very, very yummy.  Considering how simple this recipe is (so few ingredients!), and the fact that it is almost fat free and that it is gluten free, it packs a wallop of flavor.  It tastes crisp and sweet, but the sour of lemon (we all know my love for lemon) is what really makes this cake special.  This cake is  satisfying dessert after any meal, and I also think it is a great option for a brunch.
I baked this cake for a family dinner and it was a big hit among everyone - even the people in my family that are not the biggest lovers of lemon.  We also had a Parisian creme chocolate cake as dessert, and some people preferred my cake to that!  It is definitely an accomplishment when a gluten free cake sweetened with honey and fruit beats out a decadent chocolate cake.  That is why I recommend this cake!

To the baking!

Your ingredients:

Ingredients.
2 cups of Almond Flour (sometimes called Almond Meal)
1/2 teaspoon of Baking Soda
A pinch of Salt
2 Eggs
1/3 cup of Honey
1/2 cup of non-fat plain Greek Yogurt
3-4 teaspoons of Lemon Zest
1/4 teaspoon of pure Almond Extract
3 Apples, cored, peeled, and cut into bite-size pieces.  (I have used Granny Smith, Fuji, and Honeycrisp apples before, and it seems any apple works for this recipe).

1.  Pre-heat the oven to 375 F.  Grease an 8" cake pan.
2.  Peel, core, and slice your apples.  If they begin to brown, sprinkle lemon juice on them.

Peeled.
Sliced.
3.  Mix the dry ingredients (Almond Flour, Baking Soda, Salt) in a medium bowl.

Almond Flour, Baking Soda, and Salt.
4.  Zest the lemon and add to the dry ingredients.

Zesting.
Zest with dry ingredients.
5.  Crack the eggs into a medium bowl and beat them until frothy.

Eggs.
6.  Add the eggs, almond extract, honey, and Greek yogurt to the dry ingredients and mix until combined.

Honey. 
Greek yogurt.
The batter.
7.  Add the apple to the batter and mix.

Apples added. 
There is a lot of apples in this cake compared to the amount of batter!
8.  Pour batter into the greased pan and smooth top so it is even.

Even top.
9.  Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.  Serves 8-10.  Enjoy!

Yum!

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