Chestnut & Apple Cake

Apple & Chestnut Cake
  • Prep in 15 minutes
  • Cook in 60-75 minutes

A Natural Nourishment take on dessert, this divine Chestnut & Apple Cake recipe is gluten & sugar free & utterly delicious.

Key Facts

  • Gluten & Sugar Free
  • High Protein & Fibre
  • Delicious & Nutritious
  • Family Friendly


  • 2 large red apples (350 g) cut into small chunks with the skin

  • 1 cup (100g ) ground almonds

  • 1 cup (100g) chestnut flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) extra virgin olive or avocado oil

  • zest from 1 orange

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

  • 2 organic eggs

  • Flaked almonds (optional) to sprinkle on the top


  1. 01

    Preheat your oven to 160 C.

  2. 02

    Combine chestnut flour, almonds, baking powder, oil, vanilla & eggs, beating until well combined. Then fold in the chopped apples.

  3. 03

    Line a loaf tin or 20cm round cake tin with parchment paper (or use a silicone version that doesn’t need lining).

  4. 04

    Transfer the cake mixture to your chosen tin, making sure the apples are well encapsulated in the mix & not clumped together or you’ll get a wet patch.

  5. 05

    Garnish with flaked almonds if you wish.

  6. 06

    Bake for  60 – 75 minutes in the centre of your oven – check after 45 minutes as depending on the size & shape of your tin you might need to bake it for less time/rotate the pan.

  7. 07

    Rest in the tin for 15 minutes before removing & letting it cool on a wire rack. This will be somewhat a cross between a sponge pudding & a cake depending on how warm it is when you decide to serve.

About Me

Phoebe Liebling (BSc, DipNT) is a highly respected clinician & award winning product & recipe developer based in Harley Street.

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