1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 large eggs 1/3 cup maple syrup 1/4 cup melted ghee or coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla 1 large apple, peeled, cored, and grated (about 1 cup)
*I recently spotted King Arthur brand almond flour at Whole Foods and bought some to try. I was really happy with it because it’s very finely ground, which creates a really nice delicate crumb in cakes like this one.
Preheat the oven to 350 and line a loaf pan with parchment paper or grease it thoroughly.
To make the topping, toss the pecans and melted ghee together in a small bowl. Add the sugar and salt and stir.
To make the cake, mix the almond flour, arrowroot or tapioca, baking soda, spices, and salt in a large bowl, using a whisk or fork to break up any clumps. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, maple syrup, ghee or coconut oil, and vanilla. Stir the grated apple into the wet ingredients.