Easy and Healthy Apple Cake without Refined Sugars

Apples are loaded with vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants. Apples offer great health advantages, especially for lowering your risk of various chronic diseases.

If you’re feeling hungry late at night and want some dessert but don’t want to eat cake, then you might be tempted by something else. This healthy apple cake is the solution!

Apple cake recipes made from scratch are a must for me. They’re so delicious, nutritious, and easy to prepare. Plus they taste so much better than boxed cakes and sugary cakes.


Simple Ingredients and a Few Minutes of Your Time

You’ll just need 10 ingredients and 15 minutes of your time to prepare this delicious cake. However, you’ll need to wait another 50 mins (40 mins baking time plus 10 mins of cooling time) before you can eat this wholesome dessert.

This easy-to-prepare apple cake is a low-calorie and low-fat dessert that requires no special equipment and takes just minutes to prepare. You don’t need any eggs, dairy or butter for this recipe. However, you would never know because it’s so moist, fluffy and tender on the outside.

There’s No Wheat Flour or Refined Sugar

This easy apple pie recipe uses rice flour instead of wheat flour, so it’s naturally free from any kind of allergens associated with wheat. By simply replacing the regular flour with rice flour, it makes this gluten free.

You may find this cake to be naturally sweeter than most apple cakes because it contains apples and chopped medjool date pieces. To top it off, I usually add a tablespoon of cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg for a warming and spicier taste.

It’s not just delicious, but it’s also inexpensive.

Something our readers mentioned is that when you have made this apple cake, it’s very moist due to the apple chunks. Hint: a little vanilla ice cream (or ice cream substitute — even greek yogurt) can taste great with it!

It keeps well and fresh for up to four days if stored in an air-tight container. You can also freeze it: Wrap the whole thing in plastic wrap and then put it in an air-tight container. Freeze it for up to 1 month.

It’s my favorite! If you are interested in the full recipe keep reading…

Simply Tasty

You might have noticed that most of my recipes are very easy and healthy. They’re perfect for busy people who don’t have much time to cook — and who want to have more healthy choices. And this apple cake is no different. Combine the dry ingredients, then combine the wet ingredients and finally add the filling.

These are the steps I follow when making most of my cake recipes.

Apple cake

Apple Cake

There are 3 simple sets of Ingredients

1. Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups (200 gram) rice flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon

2. Wet Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup of oat milk (or 1 1/2 cups of unsweetened almond milk)
  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil (or 1 tablespoon of melted coconut oil)
  • 1 tbsp apple vinegar

3. Filling

  • 4 pitted medjool dates
  • 2 chopped apples
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts



  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a baking sheet with rapeseed oil, or the coconut oil or line with greaseproof paper.
  • Mix the (1) dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  • Combine the (2) wet mixture together in a blender and blend until it’s well mixed.
  • Add the (2) wet ingredients into the (1) dry ingredients and stir until they’re well combined. Then add the chopped apples and walnuts and dates.
  • Put this dough into the cake pan and place it in the oven to cook for 40 minutes. It’s done when golden brown. Remove from the oven and let the filled pan cool down. After the cake has cooled down for 10 minutes, remove it from the baking pan.


This healthy cake is best served freshly baked. After cooling in the baking pan, transfer it to a serving platter and serve immediately — or put it on a wire rack and let it cool completely before serving.

Supplies Needed:

cake pan or form

Want more healthy cake recipe ideas?

If you looking for more wholesome cake ideas check out my other variations like this no bake raspberry cheesecake.  Or when you are looking for a fruity strawberry jam check out this recipe — and if you like something more chocolaty check out this smoothie with black beans. It may sound weird to you to add black beans to your smoothie,  but I challenge you to try. You will not notice the bean taste but instead you’ll receive an extra portion of the nutritious legume.

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