Upside Down Apple-Lime Pudding Cake

I hate cakes. Yup! I am one of those strange people who do not like cakes. However, I love this cake.

This Apple-Lime cake is the perfect cake for any time of the day. It is fruity, moist, delicious and healthier than your average cake. You can eat it and not feel so guilty!

The following nutrients can be found in this cake and an explanation of their functions can be found in the Nutrient Index: Vitamin A, thiamin (vitamin B-1), riboflavin (vitamin B-2), niacin (vitamin B-3), pantothenic acid (vitamin B-5), pyridoxamine (vitamin B-6), biotin (vitamin B-7), folate (vitamin B-9), vitamin C, alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E), gamma-tocopherol, delta-tocopherol, choline, beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, omega-3 fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids, magnesium, manganese, copper, potassium, phosphorus, iron and fibre.

Without further ado, here’s the recipe that will have you eating a whole cake before feeling guilty!

Bon Appétit!


Ingredients   serves 9


100g Quinoa Flour

20g Super Smooth Oats

80g Self Raising Flour

0.5tsp Baking Powder (optional)

0.5tsp Sea Salt

2.5tbsp Sugar (mixture of brown and white)

150ml Lime Water Mix (juice of 1 lime mixed with water)

1tbsp Chia Seed (made into a chia egg by leaving in 5tbsp of water for 5-10mins)

40ml Almond Milk

2.5tbsp Coconut Oil

1.5tbsp Dried Fruits Mix (sultanas, raisins, and citrus peels)

0.5tsp Vanilla Extract

Apple (Granny Smith, preferably)

Apple Sauce Spread


Freshly squeezed lime juice (from half a lime to a full lime)

Apple, peeled and chopped

Date Syrup, to taste

Cinnamon, to taste



Cake (preheat oven to 150°C/302°F)

  • Sieve your flours, oats, sea salt and sugar together in a bowl (N.B. if after sieving, some of the oats are left in the sieve, you can pour these into the bowl)
  • Add in the wet ingredients (including the chia egg) and combine thoroughly
  • Chop some apples into relatively small pieces and stir into the batter followed by the dried fruits.
  • Continuously mix/whip/whisk the batter until it looks very smooth and airy.
  • Cut an apple into thin slices (between 0.2 and 0.3cm thick) and lay them on the bottom of a greased bread/cake tin. Ensure all gaps are filled even if it involves cutting some of the slices in half. This will form the top of the cake so do lay the slices neatly.
  • Pour the fruit-batter mixture over the apple slices and place the tin on the middle level of a preheated oven for 35mins.
  • When the time has elapsed, increase the temperature on the oven to 200°C/392°F and continue baking the cake for another 35-40min or until a skewer, toothpick or knife pierced into it comes out completely clean.
  • After taking the cake out of the oven, let it cool for 5-10mins before taking the cake out of the tin and letting it cool on a clean rack (apple-side up).

Apple Sauce

  • In a saucepan, combine all the applesauce ingredients (water should not surpass the level of the apple)
  • Cook down till the apple softens and the water is either almost fully evaporated or thickened.
  • Using a potato masher, mash the apple to a relatively smooth thick mixture.
  • Add a little water to the mixture to thin out the applesauce a bit.

Upside Down Apple-Lime Cake

  • Spoon some of the applesauce onto the top of the cake (where the apple slices are) and spread it over the top of the cake using a knife.
  • When the cake is at least 50% cooled, slice it into approximately 9 slices.



If you try the recipe, upload a picture of it to Instagram with the hashtag #lickyourplaterecipe so I can have a look at and like it.


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