Apple & Almond Teacake

My apple & almond teacake is ever so easy to whip up and bake, and it’s a light and tasty cake that is gluten and refined sugar-free.




  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean extract
  • 2 organic eggs
  • flaked almonds or walnuts to garnish
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • ¼ cup raw honey
  • 2 large red apples (350 g) cut into small dice with skin
  • 2 cups almond meal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder – gluten free
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil


  1. Preheat your oven to 160 C /320 F.
  2. Combine almond meal, baking powder, olive oil, honey, vanilla and eggs.
  3. Mix through until well combined.
  4. Fold in the apples.
  5. Prepare a 20 cm baking tin with baking paper lining the base and sides of the tin.
  6. Press the cake mixture carefully into the tin, making sure all the apples are pressed down firmly into the mix.
  7. Garnish with flaked almonds.
  8. Bake for 60 – 80 minutes – check after 45 minutes to make sure the cake is still ok and that the oven temp is good.
  9. Rest in the tin for 30 minutes before removing.