Satisfying Apple & Almond Cake

Satisfying Apple & Almond Cake

I love that having olive oil in our product range allows me to sneak in the odd sweet recipe! The problem is, I love to bake cakes and now that I’ve dropped this image in the box above and started writing here – I want to leave and go and bake!

OK, I’m back! Yes, I literally just got up and prepared this cake – it’s so quick.
I recently discovered this lovely Apple and Almond Cake, which is great because I can bake it with our olive oil. It’s grain free too, which means it’s a great choice if you eat a gluten free diet or are avoiding grains!  The recipe comes thanks to Irene at eatdrinkpaleo.

Don’t think that this will be the most amazing cake you’ve ever had or you’ll be disappointed, but for one SO quick, and if you’re after a failsafe recipe that is gluten free (that isn’t orange and almond cake, although I do still love that), then this is a most satisfying cake.


  • 2 cups almond meal
  • 1 tsp. gluten-free baking powder
  • ¼ extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup raw honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • Zest from one orange
  • 2 large red apples, skin on, diced
  • Flaked almonds to garnish


Preheat oven to 160oC.

Prepare a 20cm cake tin by greasing with butter or oil and lining with baking paper.

Place the almond meal, baking powder, olive oil, honey, vanilla, eggs and orange zest in a bowl and combine well.

Take diced apple and stir through the mixture.

Add the batter to the tin and press into the tin.

Top with flaked almonds and place in the oven.

Bake for around 40 minutes or until somewhat springy to touch.

(Note that I had an orange that yielded particularly well in the zest department the second time I made this cake and i think the orange was nearly a little too strong, so bear this in mind as you bake.)

I have also removed the orange zest and added some cinnamon and mixed spice as a variation.

Enjoy! Kirrily x