Keto “Apple Cake”

I have used zucchini as a replacement for apples for years. With the right spices and other ingredients, I bet you will not be able to distinguish between it and a real apple.

From cobblers, to muffins, compotes, pies, or almost anything else that apples play a role, the humble zucchini is a perfect replacement.

This cake is no exception. Besides being beyond delicious, it is moist, and has the right ration between sweetness and acidity, making it a pleasure to our taste buds.


Keto “Apple” Cake


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  • V
  • GF
  • DF
  • Difficulty:Easy
  • Prep Time:15 mins
  • Cook Time:50 mins
  • Serves:13
  • Freezable:Yes

Nutrition per portion

  • 200g grated peeled zucchini
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 small zucchini or 1 medium zucchini (extra)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp gluten free baking powder
  • 1/3 cup of a keto sweetener you like (less or more depending on taste)
  • 8 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 extra tsp sweetener
  • Pre-heat the oven to 180º C
  • Marinate the grated zucchini in 3 tbsp of lemon juice and a pinch of salt for 10 minutes
  • Peel and de seed 2 small zucchini or 1 medium and cut it in slices diagonally (to get a kind of sliced apple look)
  • Oil a loaf pan and line with parchment paper
  • In a bowl add the eggs, vanilla extract, sweetener and olive oil and beat well
  • Add the zucchini and mix
  • In another bowl add the dry ingredients and mix them well
  • Mix the dry ingredients with the liquid ingredients
  • In a small bowl mix 5 tbsp of lemon juice and 1 tsp of sweetener (or more to taste)
  • Pour the mix into the loaf pan, add the slices of raw zucchini on top and drizzle with the lemon juice/sweetener
  • Bake for 45 to 50 minutes

Be happy because it really tastes like apple cake

Passionate about the ketogenic and lowcarb lifestyle, solo traveler, passionate about helping people achieve their dreams. Amateur photographer, recipe developer, creator of the famous keto perfect bread.

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