IRISH APPLE CAKE WITH RUM & TOASTED ALMONDS

Pie may be the traditional go-to Thanksgiving dessert, but this super-flavorful Irish Apple Cake with Rum and Toasted Almonds can add a delicious and beautiful spin to your holiday spread.

Feel free to get creative with your almond and apple patterns! We use a mix of thinly-sliced tart and sweet apples alongside sliced almonds, but you can substitute your for favorite nut and fruit combo. The batter is a simple combo of Nature’s Eats cashew flour, all-purpose flour spiced with rum, fresh ginger, vanilla and nutmeg.

Heart-healthy cashew flour elevates this dessert with more flavor and texture, and the recipe can easily be made gluten-free by substituting all-purpose flour for tapioca flour.

 

 

Irish Apple Cake With Cashew Flour

Irish Apple Cake with Rum and Toasted Almonds

Annie Siegfried
Pie may be the traditional go-to holiday dessert, but this super flavorful Irish Apple Cake with Rum and Toasted Almonds can add a delicious and beautiful spin to your holidays. A mix of tart and sweet apples are cored, thinly sliced, and added right to the baking dish with almonds before being topped with delicious cashew flour batter spiced with rum, fresh ginger, vanilla and nutmeg. Get ready to make your guests swoon!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 3 apples, cored and sliced thin
  • cup sliced almonds
  • 1 ½ cups Nature's Eats Cashew Flour
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour Replace with ½ cup tapioca flour if gluten-free.
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup apple sauce
  • 2 tbsp fresh crushed ginger
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • cup rum, plain or spiced

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 360 degrees F.
  • Line a 9" cake pan with parchment paper. Arrange the sliced apples and almonds in the bottom of the pan.⠀
  • In a large bowl, whisk the rest of the ingredients together and pour the batter over the arranged apples and almonds. 
  • Bake at 360F for 45 minutes. Let cool for 5-10 mins.
  • Flip the cake upside down onto a serving plate. Dust with powdered sugar and serve.