Monthly Archives: November 2019

Low Carb Apple Pecan Cake

I was really missing my applesauce doughnuts and cakes!!! So I morphed another good recipe with almond flour and made my own version, but used an iron skillet.

Low Carb Iron Skillet Applesauce Pecan Cake

A delicious applesauce pecan cake made in an iron skillet

Course Dessert
Cuisine Southern
Keyword Applesauce, Cake, Iron Skillet, Pecan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Resting time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 173 kcal
Author lowcarb4ever23


  • 2 cups Almond Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 cup Truvia
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 4 Eggs beaten
  • 1 Tablespoon Sour Cream
  • 1 cup Applesauce unsweetened
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 stick Butter melted
  • 1 cup Pecans pieces


  1. Preheat oven at 350 degrees.
  2. Preheat iron skillet

  3. Combine almond flour, baking powder, Truvia, cinnamon and salt.

  4. Add eggs, sour cream, applesauce and vanilla and mix well.

  5. Stir in melted butter.

  6. Stir in pecans.

  7. Pour mixture into hot skillet and return to oven.

  8. Bake 45 minutes and cool about 10 minutes before cutting.

Recipe Notes

  • Please be careful when you handle iron skillets.  Always make sure to use a heat resistant mitt or glove when handling them.  I speak from experience.
  • You can also put this in a 9″x9″ baking dish as well.  It might require a few extra minutes of baking as the iron skillet was already up to oven temperature.
  • You can adjust the cinnamon to your taste or add other complementary spices to your mix.
  • You can sprinkle a little bit of Truvia on the top, if you like.  Go light though.
Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Iron Skillet Applesauce Pecan Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 173 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 79mg3%
Potassium 102mg3%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 5g10%
Iron 1mg6%
Calcium 68mg7%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Vitamin A 160IU3%
Net Carbs 3g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Until next time!