HEALTHY (PALEO) WET-BOTTOM APPLE CAKE
My girlfriend Amy does not follow a Paleo path, but she decided to make my Healthy (Paleo) Wet-Bottom Apple Cake. Amy is athletic and eats well, but doesn’t suffer from any wheat or grain-related ailments. She still wanted to try the recipe because while it’s grain-free, it’s also all-natural, non-GMO, and healthy to eat.
“I want to make something with apples,” she said this morning on the phone.
So, I decided to make this Healthy (Paleo) Wet-Bottom Apple Cake with an almond flour-based recipe. You can put the crumble on the bottom of the cake instead of the top, turning it into a “Wet-Bottom Apple Cake with Butter Cream Icing. Raw honey is Paleo compliant and so you can include the vanilla cream.
WHAT IS THE NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF HEALTHY (PALEO) WET-BOTTOM APPLE CAKE?
Let’s look at the nutritional value of this Healthy (Paleo) Wet-Bottom Apple Cake. While there is no scientific evidence to support the notion that eating an apple a day keeps the doctor away, the fruit is still nutritious. Apples are a low glycemic fruit, low in calories, and high in fiber and vitamin C. A low-glycemic diet can support you in controlling your weight by minimizing spikes in your blood sugar and insulin levels. A low glycemic diet is important for those who live with type 2 diabetes. Shawn and I do not have diabetes, but we choose to eat low glycemic fruits and vegetables more regularly.
WHAT IS THE TASTE PROFILE OF HEALTHY (PALEO) WET-BOTTOM APPLE CAKE?
The predominant taste sensation of this Healthy (Paleo) Wet-Bottom Apple Cake is sweetness due to the date paste, apples, and buttercream. The cake has a dense, spongy texture with crunchy bits from the toasted almonds.
WHAT WINE HARMONIZES WITH HEALTHY (PALEO) WET-BOTTOM APPLE CAKE?
With the predominant taste sensation of this Healthy (Paleo) Wet-Bottom Apple Cake being sweetness, choose a late harvest wine as a match. Late Harvest Gewürztraminer or Late Harvest Riesling would work well. Riesling Icewine is also a good choice. If you want something tasty other than wine, go for a cider!
WHAT OTHER SWEET HEALTHY (PALEO) RECIPES CAN I ENJOY?
WHAT IS SHARI MAC’S PRODUCT RECOMMENDATION FOR YOUR PALEO DIET?
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HOW DO YOU PREPARE HEALTHY (PALEO) WET-BOTTOM APPLE CAKE?
To prepare this Healthy (Paleo) Wet-Bottom Apple Cake, place all ingredients, except for the almonds in a bowl and mix together to make the crumble. Fold in almonds. Refrigerate until needed. For Paleo’s directions, pour crumble into a cake pan sprayed with avocado nonstick cooking spray. Use wet fingers to smooth the edges. Place all cake ingredients, except for apples, in a mixer. Mix until a smooth batter forms. Fold in apples. Pour batter over crumble in cake pan. Bake at 350 F for about 40 minutes until done. Let cool. Add buttercream if going Paleo. Let cake cool.Print