My favourite dessert has always been Dutch Apple Pie, there is nothing like it! The mix of apples and raisins with brown sugar and cinnamon is just so delicious. And with a crumbly top and bottom it can not be replicated in a truly grain free and sugar free way.

Nevertheless, I decided to make a Tea cake instead. Completely inspired by the memories of my childhood indulgences of Apple Pie.


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup apple sauce
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp coconut nectar/honey/maple syrup
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup of sultanas
  • 1 apple cut up

Mix all ingredients together and pour into a greased round 15 cm springvorm. Bake at 175C for approximately 40-45 minutes. Make sure the cake is baked enough. When I took it out it was still quite moist on the inside. You can either reduce the amount of apple sauce or let it dry out in the oven a wee bit longer. Also, if using store bought apple sauce, adding extra sweetener is totally unnecessary.

Check with a skewer if the cake is done.


This is a typical Dutch Apple Pie