As I mentioned in the Chewy Chocolate Chunk Walnut Cookie post, I am a strong believer that there are no such things as failed desserts, just opportunities for a new pudding recipe! Enter Exhibit A: the apple cinnamon pudding cake. It was supposed to just be a normal apple cake, but I added a tad too much tahini, liked what happened, then remade the recipe with some warming spices for a delightful fall treat! The coconut custard certainly isn't necessary - the cake is quite moist as is - but it's traditional to serve things with custard in the land of puddings (a.k.a. the UK), so I thought it was a nice touch. Either way I strongly encourage you to give this warming dessert a try, especially if you're a beginner baker - it's almost impossible to mess up a Frankenstein-esque dish like this so-called "pudding cake!"
- 1 cup coconut flour
- 1 cup tapioca flour
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup coconut oil (or grass-fed butter), melted
- 1/4 canned coconut cream
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup almond butter
- 2 cups (or about 3 medium sized) apples, diced
- 1 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- Preheat oven to 350F and grease a 8x8 or 8x9 baking pan ( used the Le Creuset 8x9) with coconut oil or butter
- In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine coconut flour, tapioca flour, cinnamon, and baking soda.
- In a food processor mix eggs, coconut oil, coconut cream, maple syrup, vanilla extract and almond butter until well combined (you can also do this by hand in another mixing bowl).
- Slowly add dry mix to wet ingredients (pulse if using a food processor), until well combined.
- Pulse (or mix) in apple pieces. scoop mixture into baking pan, and smooth out the top.
- In a small mixing bowl, combine pecans, shredded coconut and coconut sugar and sprinkle over top of the batter.
- Cook for 30-40 minutes, until centre is mostly cooked through, but still quite moist and gooey.
- Serve warm with coconut cream custard, or coconut ice cream for some added creamy goodness!