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Paleo Applesauce Tea Cake

The perfect accompaniment to an afternoon cup of tea.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Cooling Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, paleo, easy, baked, grain-free, fall, winter
Servings: 1 9" round cake
Author: thymeforhoney


  • 9” round cake pan


  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce + 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • ¼ cup softened coconut oil + more for greasing pan
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ½ cup cassava flour
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp cardamom
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • ½ an apple- roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup crumbled raw walnuts


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Stir together the applesauce and baking soda and set aside. You’ll want to use a bowl big enough for the applesauce to double in size.
  • Grease a 9” round cake pan. Cut a round piece of parchment paper for the bottom of the pan and place on top of the oil. Set aside.
  • Stir together all the dry ingredients. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, coconut oil, and coconut sugar. Then add the applesauce and dry ingredients, stirring until combined. Fold in the roughly chopped apples.
  • Scrape the batter into the prepared cake pan, smoothing the batter to the edges of the pan. Top with the crumbled walnuts.
  • Bake the cake for 30 minutes, then allow it to rest in the pan, on a cooling rack for another 30 minutes. Run a butter knife around the edges of the cake, then place one hand flat on the cake, and flip the cake over. Peel off the parchment paper, flip the cake right side up, and allow it to cool completely on the cooling rack.
  • Enjoy with your favorite hot beverage and stay warm!