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Healthy apple chocolate cake {vegan & gluten-free} - without sugar}

This cake is healthy, incredibly juicy and delicious. It is gluten-free, vegan and baked without refined sugar.
Gericht Dessert
Keyword apple cake, chocolate cake, glutenfree, vegan,
Vorbereitungszeit 10 Minuten
Zubereitungszeit 10 Minuten
baking time 50 Minuten
Arbeitszeit 20 Minuten
Portionen 1 cake
Autor Adaeze


  • 180 g ground almonds
  • 150 g pumpkin puree
  • 80 g dried dates
  • 40 g raw cocoa
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 1-2 apples
  • 200 ml plant drink e.g. almond

For the cake base

  • 100 g walnuts
  • 6 dates


  • Cut the dates into small pieces and grind them together with walnuts in a mixer. The mixture should be sticky. Place the mixture on a baking tin lined with baking paper and press lightly with your fingers.
  • Preheat the oven to 175 degrees. Mix the almonds in a blender at the highest speed until they become flour. Add dates, vegetable drink, pumpkin puree, raw cocoa and cinnamon and mix until it's creamy. 
  • Pour the mixture over the walnut-date base and bake for approx. 50-60 minutes. Check the dough every now and then with a wooden stick. The cake dough may still be slightly moist from the inside after baking. Allow the cake to cool in the form for a few minutes.
  • Remove the seeds from the apples and cut into slices. Put some oil in a pan and fry the apples lightly on both sides. Place the apple slices over the cake and drizzle with chocolate sauce as desired. 


For the cake you need a small springform 18 cm in diameter.
If you don't have a high performance mixer at hand, you can also use a hand mixer to mix the ingredients for the dough. For the processing of almonds, walnuts and dates it is recommended to use a powerful food processor.