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Gluten-Free Apple Cake

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Gluten-Free Apple Cake

Recipe characteristics

  • Quick and easy to make
  • Requires only one bowl
  • You can serve it for breakfast, as a healthy snack or a healthy sweet treat
  • Dietary requirements: plant-based and gluten-free

Notes on ingredients

You can find a complete list of ingredients with exact amounts and instructions in the recipe card below.
  • Oat flour: It’s naturally gluten-free but if you have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, stick to certified gluten-free oat flour to avoid possible cross-contamination.
  • White rice flour: Rice flour is a delicate neutral tasting gluten-free flour that I use quite often in gluten-free baking. Although it’s naturally gluten-free, if you have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, always make sure you buy certified gluten-free to avoid any cross-contamination issues.
  • Almond flour: I use fine almond flour made from blanched almonds. I haven’t tested this cake with almond meal.
  • Potato starch: Potato starch is a pure starch extracted from potatoes. It has a light, powdery, flour-like consistency. It is naturally wheat-free and gluten-free.
  • Coconut sugar: It can be subbed with brown sugar or regular white sugar .
  • Golden raisins: Their yummy texture and fruity, sweet-tart flavor makes them a great addition to baked goods.
  • Cinnamon powder: If you need a substitute, you can add Pumpkin Pie Spice or Gingerbread Spice mix instead.
  • Granny Smith apples: Granny Smith apple is my go-to apple for any baked or cooked recipe. They have that perfect sweet-tart flavor and hold up well under heat.
  • Bananas: Ripe bananas are not only softer and easier to blend, but also much sweeter and make the best choice for your baking recipes.
  • Coconut cream: Always use full-fat canned coconut milk. The cream should be firm enough so that you can scoop it out with a spoon.

Gluten-Free Apple Cake

How to make it

You can find a complete list of ingredients with exact amounts and instructions in the recipe card below.

Step 1

Preheat oven to 180° C. Line a 16 cm springform cake tin with baking paper and grease it with coconut oil.

Step 2

In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients: oat flour, white rice flour, fine almond flour, potato starch,  coconut sugar, cinnamon powder, golden raisins, and baking powder.

Step 3

Peel and core Granny Smith apples. Then, grate apples using a cheese grater.

Important note: Transfer the shredded apples to a colander and use your hands to squeeze out most of the excess juice from the apples. You’ll be left with approx. 100 g of apple pulp.

Step 4

Place coconut cream and bananas into a blender and blend until smooth.

Step 5

Add coconut cream-banana mixture and apple pulp to the bowl with dry ingredients and mix everything together with a hand mixer until properly combined. Adjust sweetness if needed.

If the batter is too thick, you can add 1-2 tablespoons of plant-based milk. 

Step 6

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for approx. 42-45 minutes.

Note: After approx. 30 minutes, loosely cover the cake with a sheet of aluminum foil to prevent the top of the cake from burning.

Step 7

Remove from the oven and let it cool fully before serving. Once cooled, sprinkle it with powdered xylitol. Slice and serve.

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Gluten-Free Apple Cake

Gluten-Free Apple Cake

Nensi Beram
Gluten-Free Apple Cake combines gluten-free flours, apples, bananas, cinnamon, and raisins. It's quick and easy to make, delicious, and full of flavors.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Cuisine Gluten-free, Vegan
Servings 8
Calories 246 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 100 g white rice flour
  • 100 g oat flour
  • 50 g almond flour
  • 25 g potato starch
  • 1 t cinnamon powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 30-40 g golden raisins
  • 60-70 g coconut sugar
  • 200 g Granny Smith apples Use your hands to squeeze out most of the excess juice from the grated apples. You’ll be left with approx. 100 g of apple pulp.
  • 100 g full-fat coconut cream, at room temperature The cream should be firm enough so that you can scoop it out with a spoon.
  • 100 g ripe bananas
  • 20-30 ml plant-based milk optional, if needed

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 180° C. Line a 16 cm springform cake tin with baking paper and grease it with coconut oil.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients: oat flour, white rice flour, fine almond flour, potato starch,  coconut sugar, cinnamon powder, golden raisins, and baking powder.
  • Peel and core Granny Smith apples. Then, grate apples using a cheese grater.
    Important note: Transfer the shredded apples to a colander and use your hands to squeeze out most of the excess juice from the apples. You’ll be left with approx. 100 g of apple pulp.
  • Place coconut cream and bananas into a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Add coconut cream-banana mixture and apple pulp to the bowl with dry ingredients and mix everything together with a hand mixer until properly combined. Adjust sweetness if needed.
    If the batter is too thick, you can add 1-2 tablespoons of plant-based milk. 
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for approx. 42-45 minutes.
    Note: After approx. 30 minutes, loosely cover the cake with a sheet of aluminum foil to prevent the top of the cake from burning.
  • Remove from the oven and let it cool fully before serving. Once cooled, sprinkle it with powdered xylitol. Slice and serve.
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Nutrition facts

Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Apple Cake
Serving Size
 
8
Amount per Serving
Calories
246
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
9
g
14
%
Sodium
 
127
mg
6
%
Carbohydrates
 
39
g
13
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
12
g
13
%
Protein
 
5
g
10
%

* The nutritional information provided is calculated automatically and should be used as an estimate.

Keyword apple cinnamon gluten free cake, healthy apple cake

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6 comments

GS March 3, 2024 - 9:30 pm

Hi. What is the texture of the cake? It doesn’t look dense like most gluten-free cakes. And can I sub the coconut cream? I don’t use coconut. Could I use silken tofu? Thanks much.

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Nensi Beram March 4, 2024 - 8:07 pm

Hi! No, it’s not dense, it’s soft and tender. I haven’t tested it myself but silken tofu or thick and creamy soy yoghurt both seem like good alternatives.

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Jetta March 3, 2024 - 10:02 pm

Could you also use cups, tsp and Tbs. I dont know how to use grams. Thanks

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Nensi Beram March 4, 2024 - 7:53 pm

Hi, Jetta! Gluten-free + plant-based (meaning no eggs) baking requires precision and careful measuring and accuracy. That’s why I always use grams because even the slightest difference can mess up the recipe. The problem occurs when measuring a dry ingredient, like flour or sugar by volume, it usually results in a variety of different weights. For example, 50 grams of rice flour is equivalent to 0.211 ( ~ 1/4) US cup. So, when measuring 1/4 of a cup, someone might end up with 55, 60, or even 65 grams of flour which could make a big impact on the end result.
A good kitchen scale doesn’t cost much and it will really take your baking to the next level! Check out this in depth overview of kitchen scales vs. measuring cups for more info.

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Teri March 8, 2024 - 10:04 am

This looks delicious, I love the combination of apple, cinnamon and raisins. Also the banana and coconut cream is a great way of getting moisture into the recipe, and very original, I’ve not come across this idea before. On my list of cakes to bake, thanks for sharing

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Nensi Beram March 13, 2024 - 3:20 pm

Thank you so much, Teri! I’m glad that you like it!

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