Apple Upside-Down Cake

by Foodie Gone Paleo


Ingredients:

1 Apple, sliced (I used Gala)

1/4 cup Maple syrup

1/4 cup Coconut oil, melted

8 Dates 

1/2 cup Apple sauce

3 cups Almond flour

2 tsp Cinnamon

1 tsp Cake spice (or 1/4 tsp each, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, cloves)

1/4 tsp Salt

1 tsp Baking soda

1 tsp Vanilla extract

3 Eggs


Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Soak dates in warm water for 15-20 minutes, drain.

Prepare pan by lining bottom with parchment and greasing sides with coconut oil.  Arrange apple slices in the bottom in a pretty design.  (If you are using a springform pan, wrap the bottom with foil to keep the maple syrup from dripping.) Drizzle apples with maple syrup, set aside.

In the bowl of a food processor combine dates and apple sauce.  Whirl until completely broken down.  Add coconut oil, vanilla and eggs, process to combine.  In a separate bowl, whisk together almond flour, cinnamon, cake spice, salt and baking soda.  Pour wet ingredients over dry and stir until well combined.  

Gently pour cake batter over maple syrup covered apple slices.  Spreading evenly with a spatula or knife.

Bake for 40-45 minutes until knife comes out clean.  Allow to cool in pan for 10 minutes.  Run a knife around the edge of the cake to loosen from the pan.  Place a plate over cake, then flip it over to invert the cake on the plate.  Remove parchment and serve!