3/4 cup pitted and chopped Medjool dates, or substitute with raisins
2 tbs maple syrup
4 tbs coconut butter
4 tbs coconut milk
2-3 tsp palm shortening
1 tsp pure vanilla
2 tsp honey
1/2 tsp allspice
Core and chop apples into about 1-inch pieces
Pit and chop dates
Preheat oven to 375-degrees F
Grease a bundt pan – I used olive oil spray
In a saute pan over medium high heat, add 2 tbs organic butter (or coconut oil if you prefer dairy-free)
Add chopped apples and cook 7-10 mins. Don't turn too often. Cook apple chunks until slightly browned
Once browned, add 1 tbs of honey to glaze the apples
Stir until liquid is absorbed
Remove apples from heat and let stand until they reach room temperature
Use about 1 or 2 teaspoons of coconut flour to dust the dates to keep them from sticking together in the batter. If you're using raisins instead, you can skip this step
Combine all the dry cake ingredients in a medium bowl
Combine all wet cake ingredients, plus the vanilla, in another bowl
Now mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients
Next gently fold into the apples and dates into the cake batter
Pour into greased bundt pan and smooth the top
Bake at 375-degrees for 20-25 mins., or until a toothpick comes out clean
Remove cake from oven and allow to cool completely in the pan
While the cake is cooling, make the glaze...
Combine all glaze ingredients in a food processor or use a magic bullet
Add an extra teaspoon of shortening if you want a thicker glaze. (Just be aware if you place the glazed cake in the fridge, the glaze will harden into a stiffer frosting)
Using a spoon, drizzle glaze on to the cake
If you're making for an event, you can prepare the cake and glaze separately beforehand. Store your glaze in the fridge, but remember to remove it about an hour before serving to let it 'melt' a little and then you can easily pour the glaze on to the cake
Note: You might want to make a little extra glaze. I found everyone likes a little extra dollop on their plate next to their cake!
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