1 6-ounce McIntosh apple *
1/2 cup butter, softened
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup granular Splenda or equivalent liquid Splenda
5 eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 1/2 ounces almond flour, 1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
Pinch salt

Peel and core the apple then chop finely. In a medium bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese and Splenda. Add the eggs, one at a time; blend in the extract. Mix the almond flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt; add to the egg mixture a little at a time. Gently fold in the apples. Pour into a greased 8x8-inch cake pan. Bake at 350 35-40 minutes. I suggest checking the cake after 35 minutes. The cake will be golden brown and firm to the touch when done.

Makes 9 servings
Can be frozen

* A 6 ounce apple will be slightly more than you'll need. You'll need about 3/4 of the apple to equal 1 cup or 4 ounces chopped.

With granular Splenda:
Per Serving: 314 Calories; 28g Fat; 9g Protein; 10g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 7g Net Carbs

With liquid Splenda:
Per Serving: 303 Calories; 28g Fat; 9g Protein; 7g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 4g Net Carbs

This is a combination of an old apple cake recipe I used to make and the Pound Cake recipe. The old recipe had a very nice butter sauce that was served over it, but my attempt at making a low carb version with Splenda failed. It needs real sugar because the end result should be almost a caramel sauce. I had to add xanthan gum to thicken it and it ended up more like a custard sauce and not all that great so I've left if off this recipe. The cake itself is very good and, although the apples only add about 1 carb per serving, it has a good apple flavor. This is nice served warm, by the way. I know that because I couldn't wait until it cooled to try it. It is a bit fragile while warm, but not a problem.

UPDATE: After chilling in the fridge overnight, that custard sauce turned into butter cream frosting! Here's the recipe where you can read about what happened and how to make it. Here's a picture of the apple cake frosted:

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