Pineapple Apple Upside Down Cake Recipe – Raw Cake Sensation

Feb
2013
28

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This upside down cake was a real sensation at dinner and everyone had more than they planned. Maybe it was the bright fresh tropical sun-infused fruit that felt so good to us, just coming out of winter, or maybe it was the straight from nature, nutritious raw ingredients that always make you feel good to eat. But more likely it was that it just tasted great, because it really does! This upside down cake can be made with other fruit, like berries, or peaches, and it is so easy to make. 

You will be amazed at how easy it is, and I am going to guide you step by step through the process. I took my camera into the kitchen with me and have detailed pics to show you the whole (easy) process of making this delicious fruit upside down cake.

Raw cakes are a divine indulgence. They are more dense and filled with nature’s finest,  most nutritious and delicious ingredients. As such,  you can serve smaller pieces than with a baked flour-based cake. However, everyone had at least 2 slices of this one!

 

Pineapple Apple Upside Down Cake Recipe

 

Pineapple Apple Upside Down Cake Recipe

Ingredients

Fruit Layer:
2 cups Pineapple
1 large Apple
¼ cup Agave
2 Tbsp Lemon juice
1 Tbsp Psyllium

Cake layer:
2 cups Walnuts
1 ¼ cups Oat groats – ground into flour
1 ½ cups Medjool dates  – pits removed
½ tsp Salt

Directions

Line a cheesecake pan, one with removable sides is ideal, with parchment paper on the bottom. Draw a circle around pan on parchment. Then cut out the circle and set the circle on the bottom of the pan. Grease the sides of the pan with coconut oil.

Prepare the fruit layer. Put the chopped apple into processor, pour lemon juice over and pulse chop until it is in small pieces. Next add the pineapple and then the psylium. Process slowly, stopping frequently and checking, until all fruit is in small uniform size pieces. Drain off ¼ cup of the liquid from the fruit mixture into a cup and set aside. Transfer the fruit mixture to your prepared pan. Set the pan on a plate, as a few drops may leak out around the edges of the bottom until it has set.

Prepare the cake layer. Put all cake layer ingredients in the processor and process until mixture starts to clump together. Pour reserved  fruit liquid over mixture to help it clump together, if necessary. I used it all with mine.

Drop small clumps of the mixture evenly over the fruit layer. Press down gently. Then set cake into the fridge to set for at least a half hour.  I left mine overnight. When ready to serve, run a knife along edges and remove the tray sides. Place a plate on top and invert cake onto plate. Lift the bottom tray off and then remove parchment paper. Smooth down if necessary with a spatula and decorate, if desired with pieces of pineapple.  Raspberries would add color and a sprinkle of maple sugar looks great as well.

Note: My pan was a large 10″ diameter one. I would have preferred a 8″ or 9″ pan, so that the cake would be higher.  I bought an 8″ pan last night, for next time! This is just for presentation. As you can see, it works well with the 10″ pan also, and of course, it’s equally delicious!

 

Photo Descriptions

Line pan with parchment paper on bottom and coconut oil on sides.

Pineapple Apple Upside Down Cake Recipe - pan

Assemble fruit layer ingredients

Pineapple Apple Upside Down Cake Recipe - fruit layer ingredients

Put apple and lemon juice in processor.

Pineapple Apple Upside Down Cake Recipe - apple in processor - squeeze in lemon

Pulse chop apples a little and then add pineapple.

Pineapple Apple Upside Down Cake Recipe - pineapple in processor

Pulse chop a bit and then add psylium and mix in.

Pineapple Apple Upside Down Cake Recipe - add psyllium

After mixture is blended, squeeze mixture down a bit and drain off a quarter cup of liquid and set this aside.

Pineapple Apple Upside Down Cake Recipe - Reserved juice from fruit layer

Assemble the cake ingredients.

Pineapple Apple Upside Down Cake Recipe - cake layer ingredients

Place all of the ingredients in the processor.

Pineapple Apple Upside Down Cake Recipe - process cake ingredientsn

Process until mixture just starts to clump together. Add reserved liquid if necessary to help it start to clump and hold together.

Pineapple Apple Upside Down Cake Recipe - process cake layer until it clumps together

Drop clumps of the cake mixture evenly over the fruit layer.

Pineapple Apple Upside Down Cake Recipe - cake clumps spread over fruit layer

Press down.

Pineapple Apple Upside Down Cake Recipe - press cake layer down gently

Remove sides of pan. Invert cake onto a plate and remove the bottom of pan.

Pineapple Apple Upside Down Cake Recipe - flip and remove pan bottom

Lift off the parchment paper.

Pineapple Apple Upside Down Cake Recipe - remove parchment

Smooth down edges and decorate. Berries would be colorful, or decorate with pineapple slices.

Pineapple Apple Upside Down Cake Recipe

Slice and serve.

Pineapple Apple Upside Down Cake Recipe - slice

 

Enjoy! To your vibrant health!

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