Paleo Cinnamon Apple Cake With Maple Pecan Frosting

November 23, 2010

Have you ever had maple cream? It’s exactly what it sounds like and it’s the perfect topping to this super delicious grain-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and soy-free cake. I’m serious. This is out of control.

This recipe is a combined effort of AndreAnna From and Elana Amsterdam Eat your heart out…

Cake Ingredients

  • 1 peeled and cut up Apple
  • 1 cup Roasted Almond Butter- no salt
  • 2 Tbs Orange Juice, freshly squeezed or not
  • 1/4 cup grade B Maple Syrup
  • 2 medium Eggs
  • 1 Tbs GF Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Tbs Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Celtic Sea Salt


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  • In a food processor blend the Almond Butter, Apple, and Orange Juice until smooth.
  • Put the Maple Syrup, Eggs, Vanilla Extract, Cinnamon, and Salt in and pulse.
  • Pour in a pyrex pie pan
  • Bake for 30-36 minutes on the middle rack. (for more of a cheesecake texture, opt for 30-32 minutes)
  • Let cool
  • FROST!

Frosting Ingredients

  • Pure Maple Cream
  • 3/4 cup of toasted Pecan Pieces
  • 1 Tbs Cinnamon


  • Smear Maple Cream
  • Sprinkle Toasted Pecans
  • Sprinkle Cinnamon
  • Eat your heart out.

FYI, Where & Why

  • Pure Maple Cream– This stuff is amazing.  If you like maple syrup, then this is the stuff for you.  It’s creamy and sweet without being too sweet.  It’s the texture that just about kills me though.  It’s so creamy! I love it.  You can order it from Severance’s Maple Products 413-498-2032 (they don’t have a website, you have to call).
  • I’m making this cake for Thanksgiving.  I’m already pretty excited about eating it, and it’s only Tuesday.

Good luck!


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Lillian's Test Kitchen is an online cooking web series. The recipes in this series are always grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and cane sugar-free. The recipes are also all (at this point) paleo. Some are vegan. Some are raw. I use the best ingredients I can find (and afford). But Lillian's Test Kitchen is not so much about food as it is about the experience of trying something you have never tried before and then finding the joy, comedy and laughter in those small moments in spite of and also often, because of dietary restrictions. My goal is to inspire others to take their health into their own hands and make their own food.

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  1. Grace Beebe says:

    I’m just curious…could you make this, somehow, without a food processor? Thanks!

    • lillian says:

      I think you can, it’ll just be harder. The almond butter is thick, but if you work it, you could do it. 🙂

  2. Grace Beebe says:

    Oh, I just thought of the apples–don’t they need to be ground up in the food processor?

    • lillian says:

      I haven’t done this myself, so I don’t know for absolute sure that the effect will be the same, but I would grate the apple with a cheese grater. I think that should work.

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