Making homemade caramel apples has been on my list since, well, the beginning of Fall. However after a full day of studying last Sunday, and a bag of apples left untouched in the fridge, I decided I wanted to create something that ya’ll could make at Thanksgiving. Most years, I personally am in charge of making a cheesecake (I love using Nancy’s probiotic cream cheese for this…so good) and pumpkin pie. My mom is in charge of the Apple pie, and whatever else we decide to make. Our Thanksgivings are typically pretty big, as they turn into more of a “friendsgiving” than anything. This year, my husband is doing his open fire cooking on Thursday (everything is turned into tacos), and on Friday we are having a “traditional” Thanksgiving with turkey and all the goods. That being said, with two Thanksgivings to cook for, this cake may just have to make an appearance. Overall, I could not be more happy with how it turned out, while the kids too, couldn’t get enough. And P.S. if I were you, I’d make more caramel. That stuff is insane, you’ll want to drizzle it on everything!
Paleo Maple Caramel Apple Cake
- 1 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup maple sugar
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 cup avocado oil
- 6 eggs
- 2/3 cup water
- 2 apple, sliced
- 1 batch Maple Caramel
Maple Caramel Ingredients
- Begin with the caramel by placing the coconut milk and maple sugar in a small pot.
- Heat the mixture over medium-high heating, whisking until maple sugar has melted and the mixture is simmering.
- Simmer the mixture until it has thickened and heavily coats the back of a spoon, 15-25 minutes, then set aside.
- For the cake, whisk together avocado oil, eggs, maple sugar, and water in bowl.
- In a separate bowl sift together coconut flour, cinnamon, sea salt, and baking soda.
- Whisk dry mixture into the wet until a smooth batter has formed.
- Grease and line a 8 inch cake pan with parchment paper.
- Sliced apples into wedges and place in the bottom of the pan, then drizzle half of the caramel over the apples.
- Pour the batter over the caramel and apples, place in a preheated 350 degree oven, allowing the cake to bake 45-50 minutes until golden brown on the top and a toothpick comes out clean.
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