Sweet potato apple cake

Updated: Jul 21, 2020

Two weeks ago it was the unbelievable carrot cake with sweet potato and no flour. The wheat-free or gluten free, super moist and easy to make cake. This week, It's as easy and it's the apple cake version with the same base. I must admit that the sweet potato is perfect for baking delicious cakes and you will be seeing a lot of these recipes in the future on my blog.

The original apple cake recipe, is back from when I was a chef for a pro cycling team, I had a ton of apples and I was trying out a bunch of different cake recipes and one technique that I found was the best, is what this recipe is based on.

Diced apples flipped in cinnamon and sugar (I used coconut sugar - regular sugar will do)and then layered in the cake batter, not mixed in - layered - that's the trick to the extra apple deliciousness. But try for yourself, it's been tested on kids too.

Yield: 1 large cake or 8-10 smaller cakes

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 40-50 minutes, depending on the size of cake tin.

Cake Ingredients:

  • 200 g sweet potato, raw

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 tbsp. honey

  • 2 tbsp. peanut butter

  • 1 tsp. baking powder

  • 1 tbsp. vanilla sugar

  • 25 g coconut flour ( blend shredded coconut to a fine texture)

  • 30 g rolled oats

  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves

  • 1 large apple diced

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar ( you can use cane sugar)

  • 1 handful chopped nuts (optional)


It really doesn't need toppings, however you can eat it with a dollop of yoghurt (plant based for me) or Vanilla nice cream

If you don't have some of the ingredients, then here is a list of easy substitutes.


Peanut butter: Coconut oil or butter

Rolled oats: tapioca flour, polenta

Coconut flour: Almond flour, hazelnut flour, blended sunflower seeds etc.

Apple: If you don't have apple, it won't be an apple cake... but I know it will be as good with plums, pineapple, pear etc. etc. Any firm fruit will do.