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Danish Apple Cake Recipe

Danish Apple Tea Cake Recipe

Credit: Georgia Harding

This is my low-sugar, wholegrain version of a Danish-style apple cake. It’s very reminiscent of the apple tea cake my nan used to make me as a kid, only a bit nuttier due to the wholemeal spelt. It’s really quick and easy to make too.

Makes: 1 cake




  • 175g butter, softened
  • 120g coconut sugar
  • 3 free-range or organic eggs
  • 175g wholemeal spelt flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate soda
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled & sliced thinly
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C and grease a 23cm springform cake tin with butter.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat together the butter, coconut sugar and eggs until well combined and creamy.
  3. Mix the spelt flour, baking powder, bicarbonate and sea salt together. Gently fold in the wet mixture.
  4. Spoon into the greased cake tin and arrange the apple over the cake. Sprinkle with the cinnamon and coconut sugar.
  5. Cover with foil and bake for 30 min. Remove the foil and cook for approximately 15 mins more or until a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake is clean.


Georgia Harding

Georgia Harding is a naturopath with almost 20 years experience, a mother and a passionate health educator. After many years consulting in a busy practice, lecturing in natural medicine and sharing her knowledge on talkback radio, Georgia decided to reach out and share her passion for holistic health by developing her blog, Well Nourished.
On her website, she shares fad-free health advice and intolerance/allergy-friendly recipes to inspire people to live happy, healthy lives and create delicious food memories.

Georgia’s ebook Rise and Shine: A Well Nourished Breakfast will inspire and guide you to prepare the most important meal of the day in just minutes. Her latest ebook The Well Nourished Lunch Box contains over 50 nut-free, allergy-friendly wholefood sweet and savoury snacks, lunches and meals to inspire you to pack a nourishing lunch box that your kids will love to eat and you will love to make.