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Low-Carb Apple & Blueberry Skillet Cake

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This skillet cake is similar to a French clafoutis, a simple summer inspired cake typically made with berries. The base is apple browned in a spice butter, and its topped with juicy blackberries.

This cake makes a delicious brunch served with yoghurt, or afternoon tea cake served with a dollop of whipped cream, full-fat yogurt or even clotted cream like we did in our Low-Carb Strawberry Clafoutis for Two!

If you don’t wish to use the apple, omit and instead make a spiced browned butter. Pour the batter into the butter mix and swirl it through, and then top with the berries. If you skip the apple, you can add more berries.

Can You Really Eat Apples on a Keto Diet?

Let's set this straight. When it comes to whole foods, there are no 'keto' and 'non-keto' foods, there are just foods that are more or less suitable for a healthy keto diet. When consumed in minimal amounts in recipes, almost any whole foods can fit into a keto lifestyle. In our recipe, one serving provides less than 5 grams of net carbs, and less than 2 grams of net carbs are from the apple.

What really matters when you follow a low-carb diet is how many carbs per day you should be eating in order to experience the health benefits of low-carb and ketogenic diets. Simply put, the "ideal" carb intake is not the same for everyone and those who are insulin resistant will have very different dietary needs to those who are insulin sensitive.

Alternatives For Reduced Carb Count

If you need to lower the carb count in this recipe, simply skip the apple or swap it for zucchini. As odd as using zucchini may sound, zucchini actually tastes incredibly close to apples when combined with spices like cinnamon and cooked.

To further reduce the carb count, your can swap the blueberries for blackberries or rhubarb — these are some of the best options with very few carbs!

Hands-on Overall

Allergy information for Low-Carb Apple & Blueberry Skillet Cake

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs4.8 grams
Protein4.2 grams
Fat13.1 grams
Calories166 kcal
Calories from carbs 12%, protein 11%, fat 77%
Total carbs7.9 gramsFiber3.2 gramsSugars3.6 gramsSaturated fat6.7 gramsSodium149 mg(6% RDA)Magnesium29 mg(7% RDA)Potassium211 mg(11% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 6 servings)

Fruit filling:
  • 1/2 medium apple, cored (85 g/ 3 oz)
  • 1 tbsp Sukrin Gold, Swerve or Erythritol (10 g/ 0.4 oz)
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp butter or ghee (14 g/ 0.5 oz)
  • 1/2 cup frozen or fresh wild blueberries (75 g/ 2.7 oz)


  1. Preheat the oven to 190° C/ 375° F (conventional), or 170° C/ 340° F (fan assisted). Heat butter in ovenproof 20 cm/ 8 " skillet over medium to high heat.
  2. Thinly slice the apple, and add to the skillet. Cook a few minutes until starting to brown on each side.
    Low-Carb Apple & Blueberry Skillet Cake
  3. Add the Sukrin and spices, and cook another minute, stirring. Remove from heat, and set aside.
    Low-Carb Apple & Blueberry Skillet Cake
  4. To make the batter, add all the dry ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir to combine.
    Low-Carb Apple & Blueberry Skillet Cake
  5. Whisk in the wet ingredients. The batter will be fairly thick.
    Low-Carb Apple & Blueberry Skillet Cake
  6. Pour over the batter over the apples, and then sprinkle the berries on top. Bake for 35 - 40 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
    Low-Carb Apple & Blueberry Skillet Cake
  7. Serve with yoghurt or whipped cream.
    Low-Carb Apple & Blueberry Skillet Cake
  8. Best enjoyed hot straight after cooking, however it will last a few days in an airtight container in the fridge.
    Low-Carb Apple & Blueberry Skillet Cake

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Apple, fresh
1.6 g0 g0 g7 kcal
Sukrin Gold, brown sugar substitute
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Cinnamon, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Cloves, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Nutmeg, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Butter, unsalted, grass-fed
0 g0 g1.9 g17 kcal
Blueberries, wild, frozen (unsweetened)
0.9 g0.1 g0 g4 kcal
Almond flour (blanched ground almonds, almond meal)
0.4 g0.9 g2.2 g25 kcal
Coconut flour, organic
1.1 g1.7 g1.5 g37 kcal
Baking powder, gluten-free
0.1 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Cinnamon, spices
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Swerve, natural sweetener (Erythritol and chicory inulin based)
0.3 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Vanilla extract, sugar-free, alcohol-based
0 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Almond milk natural (unsweetened)
0.3 g0.4 g0.8 g10 kcal
Butter, unsalted, grass-fed
0 g0.1 g5.8 g51 kcal
Egg, whole, fresh, raw (free-range or organic eggs)
0.1 g1 g0.8 g12 kcal
Total per serving
4.8 g4.2 g13.1 g166 kcal

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Comments (6)

I was expecting the batter on the Blueberry Skillet Cake to be thick, according to the recipe. Only 3/4 cup of flours and a 1 3/4 cup of almond milk made mine pretty runny. I increased the baking time and added another 1/4 cup of almond flour. That must be a typo in the app recipe and from the blog.

Hi Betty, thank you so much for your feedback. I'll re-test this recipe to make sure it's correct. Just by looking at it I think it's correct as coconut flour is very dense and soaks up a lot of liquid (I did not make this recipe myself yet and it was created by Dearna). There is only 1 egg and just 3 tbsp butter so I'd expect this to be the consistency of a pancake so quite runny at first but thickens up a little before baking. Either way I will retest this as soon as I can to tweak if needed. Thanks again!

This recipe tasted great but it was fairly crumbly and soft. What can I do to make it more firm? I'd like to make this recipe again and again 😃

I'd add an egg or two! That will make it less crumbly and fluffier 😊

I'm so happy to see real apples in a low-carb recipe! I'll make it for my grandkids tomorrow and will report back. Keto or not keto.. There is so much misinformation out there and people actually believe this nonsense.

Thank you Laurie, I can't wait to see how it went! 😊