Cinnamon Apple Cake

Cinnamon Apple Cake is a fabulous fall dessert and super easy to make. This paleo cake recipe calls for 8 ingredients total. All you need to make it is apples, orange juice, almond butter, eggs, honey, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt. My boys adore it smothered in my classic Whipped Cream or Dairy-Free Coconut Whipped Cream.

Healing Properties of Cinnamon

This healthy flourless cake recipe is not overly sweet and brims with the aroma of warming cinnamon. I love cooking with cinnamon because it's a healing super-spice. Cinnamon regulates blood sugar and is touted in Ayurveda as fixing numerous ailments, including calming down the vata dosha. My go-to spice, I often add cinnamon to my morning Protein Shake and Dandelion Coffee.

Cinnamon Apple Cake

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  1. In a food processor pulse apple, orange juice, and almond butter until well blended
  2. Pulse in honey, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon (yes 2 tablespoons), and salt
  3. Pour batter into a greased 8 x 8 inch baking dish
  4. Bake at 350°F for 32 to 36 minutes
  5. Cool and serve with Whipped Cream Frosting

Low-Carb Cinnamon Apple Cake

This Paleo Cinnamon Apple Cake recipe was inspired by Andre Anna. Just a few of the changes I made include using apples instead of bananas, adding a ton of cinnamon, and reducing the amount of sweetener in order to make this a low-carb flourless cake. If you are cutting back on your intake of sweeteners you'll want to check out my Low-Carb Diet page. If you have totally eliminated all sweeteners that can spike your blood glucose you'll want to take a look at my Ketogenic Diet page.

Healthy Apple Recipes

Love my paleo Cinnamon Apple Cake recipe? Here are some more low-carb apple dessert recipes for you!

This post is an oldie but goodie from the archives. I first published this recipe in 2010.


97 responses to “Cinnamon Apple Cake”

  1. My family loves this cake! My husband gobbles it up with plain yogurt, If we run out of coconut whipped cream. Kids love it in their lunch boxes as a treat. This is going to be in heavy rotation in our house. Also so easy to make. Thank you Elana!

  2. It’s in the oven right now, and smells wonderful! It seems strange not to use any flour, but I haven’t had a failure on any of your recipes that I’ve tried, so I’m really looking forward to eating this tonight. Thanks for all your work creating and testing these recipes ?

    • Yes it’s unsalted. I have no idea why you’d be forced to click on a link to get that very obvious info. Elana, I love your recipes but that’s a bit much.

      • Susan, thanks so much for your feedback, I really appreciate it! I love letting my readers know that the information they need is at their fingertips, and that there’s no need to wait for my reply. Also, there are over half a million readers here each month and only one of me, so using the information I provide saves my time, and lets me make more delicious recipes for you :-)

  3. Elana, congrats to you on another successful cake. I made it last night and it was “delish”!! However, I did add the applesauce and baking soda, which made it “cake-like”. Also, added raw honey. Couldn’t believe this is made without any flour. I loved it, not being too sweet. Thanks again for your magic.

    • I want to make this for some dear neighbors who are fasting for YK. I would like to know how much apple sauce and baking soda your commenter Joanna used. Do you know or maybe she might respond? I am dying to try this. Just bought a LOT of apples at CostCo!

      Thank you sweet Elana for all you are doing for us.

      • Dorothy, thanks for your comment! I’m not sure how much apple sauce and baking soda Joanna used, so sorry I can’t be of more help :-)

      • I would like to know how much applesauce to use as well. I made the cake and it is good. I like the lower carbs. Now I’d like to make it with applesauce because my food processor is lousy and I just want to throw everything in a bowl!

        • Made this again and used 3-4 ounces of applesauce instead of an apple, and added an extra egg. Worked great!

  4. I am allergic to almonds – can I use something else besides almond butter? I may tolerate cashew butter or peanut butter??

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