Apple Puree Cake fat and sugar free

Apple Puree Cake fat and sugar free

By 09/01/2014

I know you might think a cake without fat or sugar is not a cake! My family was demanding a sugar fix and complaining of my lack of baking in the the last couple of weeks. I think a break from sugar for at least part of January can only be a good thing after all those food binges over Christmas!

As a compromise I offered my children this pureed apple cake which I have lightly sweetened with honey. The apples are pureed in a processor and combined with yogurt; this will give a soft and moist texture without the addition of oil or butter. The sultanas on top become crunchy and sweeter in the oven with the addition of the honey on top making this cake moreish and addictive too!

I will certainly make it again as it is all gone already!

  • Prep Time : 20 minutes
  • Cook Time : 40 minutes



Peel the apples. Remove the core, put 3 of them in a food processor with the yogurt and reduce them into a puree

food processor

Put the puree in a bowl, add the eggs, then the vanilla extract, cinnamon, 2 tbsp of honey, lemon zest, 2 tbsp of coconut and finally the flour. Stir well

putting the ingredients together

mixing the ingredients well

Pour the mixture on a baking tray over a sheet of baking paper

pouring the mixture on a baking tray

Slice the remaining 3 apples into thin slices and lay them over the mixture. Scatter the sultanas over the apples and pour 2 tbsp of honey over the apples

putting apples and raisins over the mixture

Cook for 40 minutes at 170C

apple cake slice

apple cake slice

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12 Responses to Apple Puree Cake fat and sugar free

  1. gloria

    Love this Apple tart Alida!
    look delicious

  2. Choclette

    That is a fabulous recipe Alida – want tot make it straight away. Annoyingly, I’ve just made the last of our apples into apple puree WITH SUGAR – aghhh!

    You state 4 tbsp of honey for the recipe, but I can only see that you used 2. Am I missing something?

    • Alida

      Thank you Choclette! I am pleased you like the recipe. I am the one who is missing something here. I forgot the honey and I have amended the recipe! I have used 2 tbsp of honey in the apple puree and 2 on the topping. I was surprised by how moist and soft this cake was and it tasted so good too! I will try with different fruits too next time.

  3. Javelin Warrior

    This is perfect for those days when you want something sweet and tasty but not loaded with sugar and fat! Delicious, Alida…

  4. Carmen

    Happy New Year Alida! It’s been a while since I last commented on your blog. This apple cake recipe looks delicious and healthy!!!! I love it! And I love your blog’s new look! Just love it! I am going to spend some time catch up with all your delicious recipes!

  5. Dottie Sauchelli Balin

    Dear Alida,

    Beatufiufl Apple cake! I love all the ingredients. Apples, cake, and my favorites are raisins! I appreciate the fact that you are not adding fat or sugar. We do need to cut back again as the holidays are over, and we have to get back to normal. The honey must be a delicious added ingredient. Thank you for sharing this fabulous recipe..Blessings on a wonderful weekend! Dottie 🙂

  6. la cucina di Molly

    Adoro le torte di mele, questa è deliziosa, brava! Buona domenica!

  7. rosita vargas

    Tarta crujiente y rica amo las manzanas muy bien preparada me encanta,abrazos.

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