The smell and taste of fall! As far as I'm concerned, fall has the best flavors and aromas in food. And this cake is sure to please!
You'll never guess it is 100% whole grain with so much hearty goodness and mouthwatering flavor.
Most recipes for "einkorn" items use but a little einkorn, and mostly other wheat flours as fillers.
In my home we only use Spelt, Einkorn and Emmer. And when we say "100% Einkorn," we mean it.
Disclaimer: this post DOES contain affiliate links! 😉
So why einkorn?
Einkorn grain is the oldest form of wheat. It has NOT been modified or tampered with but is as God designed it to be.
Our modern wheat was created in the 1950's and has 42 chromosomes to produce a high gluten, high yield crop. Einkorn on the other hand has just 14 chromosomes and low gluten. Soon I'll write an entire post on it soon, but as far as cake is concerned today, that's good enough. You'll feel the difference in your gut health.
Where do you get Einkorn?
Just like all things today, Einkorn can be very much adulterated. It can be planted too near other fields causing cross pollination. It can be sprayed with chemicals...and any number of other things.
I've experimented with a lot of different brands over the last few years, and my favorite by far, (for milling purposes and taste, price and quality) is grown by Young Living in France and Utah.
It's the best price, and the best product. You can even get it at wholesale cost with a once time purchase of a membership account, (that also requires no monthly minimum purchases on your part.) Order Einkorn Here
If you need help with that order, contact me and I will help!
In the event Young Living is sold out, (which happens when the yearly harvest is all sold), this is my fall back brand... but it clogs my grinder and frustrates me!!! So not my favorite for sure! Azure Market Einkorn
Milling Einkorn Grain
This isn't going to be an exhaustive post on milling grain. It's just to get you up and going. My grain mill has been one of the best investments I've made for our health!
Did you know that within 72 hours of milling your flour goes rancid?
I'm telling you, your digestive health will thank you for using FRESH flour!
There are two main grain mills on the market right now. I'm sure there are others, but these are the top two that I have experience with, so we'll start my keeping your choices from being overwhelming!
This is what I personally use. I actually have the original version that was called "WhisperMill" -- for obvious reasons... it's the quietest mill you can purchase. That said, it's still LOUD! You just cannot grind grain to flour without a little noise.
There are some flaws to this design in that sometimes the finer flours will get stuck in the tube and clog it. This has happened several times over the years for me, yet my mill still works perfectly. We just use an air compressor to blow it out and push the rest button on the bottom, then we're back in business. I've had it for like 15 years... and it seriously hasn't aged at all.
Although I've never owned this mill, but sisters does own it. I think she likes it, but I've heard some people say that the WonderMill makes a finer flour.
Honestly, that's all I know.
I do like the more compact design of this mill. Read the reviews and decide for you and your kitchen what's your highest choice will be!
Now for the printable recipe... enjoy!
- You can replace the coconut sugar with regular white sugar, brown sugar, or maple sugar. I'm also planning to work on a honey version and a "Gentle Sweet" version of this cake!
- If you do not want to use einkorn, you can replace it with 2 1/2 cups other type of wheat flour.
- We use raw goat milk buttermilk here. To replace it with almond milk, use 1 cup almond milk soured with 1 teaspoon lemon juice.
- You don't have to leave the peel on the apples, but I promise you won't notice it, and it just adds more insoluble fiber!