Bramley Apple Cake with Coconut Caramel

Bramley Apple Cake with Coconut Caramel

This recipe is a firm family favourite during winter.  It is the ultimate comfort pudding served warm with a scoop of ice-cream and a generous drizzle of caramel after a hearty meal or served cold as cake for a celebration or afternoon tea.

Somehow this image ended up looking like a scene from a Halloween table, but don’t be scared off making it, trust me it is so quick and easy.

The coconut caramel sauce finishes it off with a delicious lush velvet texture. Keep a spoon handy for an extra few cheeky dunks.

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Bramley Apple Cake with Coconut Caramel
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Yield: 12

Calories per serving: 450.75 kcal

Fat per serving: 38.12 g

Saturated fat per serving: 17.65 g

Carbs per serving: 25.37 g

Protein per serving: 7.2 g

Fiber per serving: 4.65 g

Sugar per serving: 18.64 g

Sodium per serving: 134.0 mg

Trans fat per serving: 0.01 g

Cholesterol per serving: 86.01 mg

Bramley Apple Cake with Coconut Caramel


    Apple Cake
  • 300g Bramley apples – peeled, cored and diced in approx. 1cm chunks
  • 125ml avocado or coconut oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. gelatin
  • 200g ground almonds
  • 100g walnuts
  • 150g pitted dates
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
    Decoration (optional)
  • 3 baby apples
  • 3 wooden sticks or twigs
  • 5 fresh bay leaves]


    Coconut Caramel
  1. • Combine all ingredients except the vanilla extract in a medium saucepan.
  2. • Bring to the boil.
  3. • Allow it to boil for around 3-4 minutes, stirring continuously, then lower to a simmer.
  4. • Leave to simmer (occasionally stirring when needed) until it reduces to about half the volume and thickens. This usually takes around 50-60 minutes.
  5. • Turn off the heat, stir in the vanilla, and let it cool for an hour.
  6. • Cover and refrigerate overnight – it will continue to thicken.
    Apple Cake
  1. • Preheat the oven to 180ºC.
  2. • Prepare a 20cm baking tin.
  3. • Chop the walnuts into smaller pieces.
  4. • Combine the walnuts, gelatin, ground almonds, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger together in a medium sized mixing bowl.
  5. • Blend together the pitted dates, oil, eggs and apple cider vinegar.
  6. • Pour the egg mixture into the dry mixture and mix well by hand.
  7. • Stir through the chopped Bramley apples.
  8. • Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking tin.
  9. • Bake for 45min or until the centre feels firm when pressed.
  10. • Remove from the oven and either leave to cool entirely or serve warm.


This cake can be served either as a cake or a warm baked pudding with a scoop of ice-cream. To decorate (which is entirely optional) make a hole in the top of the baby apples, insert a wooden stick or twig and in the same hole add some bay leaves. Pour the thickened caramel over the apples and cake to serve.

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