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Yeast Cake with Apple and Almond Crust

Yeast Cake with Apple and Almond Crust

Who else loves when the smell of baked apples invades your entire home?

This apple crust will do exactly that. 

I really enjoy making this dessert, every single step has something special to offer; it's super fun to prepare, waiting for it while it bakes it's so inviting and, without surprise, eating this delicious dessert is everyones favourite part and an experience on it’s own.

Let me tell you why is it so special.

First of all, we are making this dessert from scratch, so making the crust involves getting your hands in a bowl full of dough and kneading it for a while. Talk about a good stress relief therapy!

Yeast Cake with Apple and Almond Crust ingredients

Kids love to be part of this since it's so much fun! I usually set a side a small amount of dough for my son to play with while I work on the big masterpiece. He gets so excited to be involved and its adorable to see him "cook like mama", as he would say.

Assembling this beauty is very simple and quick, just place all the apples on the crust and sprinkle them with the topping mixture. All the ingredients in the toppings are put together to enhance the apple flavour and give the crust a nice chewy texture. 

Then comes the baking! While it is only a matter of putting the whole thing in the oven it is such a delight! The smell of the apples covered in cinnamon, the heartwarming aromas of coconut sugar and the nutty scent of almond flour will have you dreaming! 

yeast cake crust

It takes about an hour to have this indulgent dessert ready, including the 30 minutes it takes to bake, but believe me, once the aromas begin invading your home you will absolutely forget about time. For this reason make sure you set up a timer and stay close to your kitchen!

The making process is good but really we love this recipe because: 

  • It's easy to make.
  • The ingredients can be found at any market. 
  • It's very cheap (especially the apples).
  • It smells incredible. Not just the dessert but the whole house!
  • It is so delicious, you'll want to make a second batch.

sliced apples in a blue bowl

If you are wondering what kind of apples you should use, pretty much any kind will work. I'd stay away from green apples since they can sometimes be very sour. Other than that pick the one you like the most, whatever is in season or just go for the most economical one.

I make this apple crust all year long, no mater what season we are in. During colder winter days we have it with hot cocoa or chai tea, and during the summer it goes great with a scoop of vegan ice cream. 

Have fun making this recipe, and enjoy the process!

Yeast Cake with Apple and Almond Crust single

Prep time
30 minutes
Total time
Category: Desserts
Serves: 16
Allergens: Coconut, Gluten


For the topping

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 4 tbsps cinnamon ground
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • ½ cup magarine

For the crust

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • 4 tsps dry yeast
  • ½ cup margarine
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 4 cups spelt flour

For the fruit

  • 4 medium apple (thinly sliced)


  1. Preheat the oven at 120F (50 C).
  2. Add the flour to a big bowl, make a small hole in the middle and add the yeast, 1 tablespoon of sugar and mix with 6 teaspoons of almond milk. Place the bowl in the oven for 20 minute to let it rise.
  3. After the 20 minutes have passed, bring it out of the oven and add the rest of the ingredients for the crust and knead it for 2-5 minutes, the dough shouldn't stick to your hands.
  4. Cover a baking tray with baking paper and place the dough on it, cover it with a cloth and let it sit while you prepare the apples.
  5. Add lemon to the apples to avoid having them turn brown (optional).
  6. In a separate bowl mix all the ingredients needed for the topping.
  7. Roll out the crust from the middle to the corners until it's as thin as possible.
  8. Lay out all the sliced apples on top of the crust and evenly, sprinkle with the topping.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes in conventional heating mode so it cooks evenly. Allow it to cool down before eating. Enjoy!

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