Friday, March 7, 2014

Apple Pie Lava Cake for one

Apple Pie Lava Cake for one

Don't say it.
I know apple pie is a fall and winter favourite.
Not what you'd be up to when daffodils are popping from the ground.
But I'm an apple cake addict. I eat apple cake in every form and shape, at any time.
One of my favourites is British apple crumble.
And I love molten lava cakes.
So I decided to marry molten lava cake and warm, spicy apple cake.

And it turned out to be a most harmonious marriage!
Think of spice cake with warm, gooey apple filling.
Is there any sensible reason why something that good shouldn't be eaten all year?


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons brown rice flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstach
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon erythritol or brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice (or up to 1 teaspoon, depending on how much spice you like)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground flax seeds
  • 3 tablespoons milk of choice
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon agave syrup
For the filling:
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla pudding powder (not instant! I used organic unsweetened vanilla pudding powder, but you can also use 1/2 teaspoon of cornstarch and 1/8 teaspoon vanilla)
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon maple syrup (depending on how sweet you like it)
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Grease a small soufflé dish.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F or 180°C
  • Combine first 7 ingredients in a cup.
  • Combine remaining ingredients except for the filling ingredients in another cup.
  • Combine liquid and dry ingredients.
  • Combine ingredients for the filling in another cup.
  • Pour half of the cake batter into the greased soufflé dish.
  • Pour filling in the middle of the batter.
  • Cover with remaining batter.
  • Bake at 350°F / 180°C for 15 minutes.
  • Let sit for about 10 minutes.
  • With a knife, loosen the sides of the cake from the dish and dump the cake onto a small platter. Carefully turn the cake over.
  • Enjoy hot or warm.

Good for all seasons, right?

How about you? What seasonal dish would you eat any time?

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