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Gluten Free Apple Cake

This gluten free apple cake has just a few simple ingredients, and comes together quickly.  As a bonus, it is also dairy free!  This is a french style gluten free apple cake that will impress just about anyone.

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Gluten Free Apple Cake

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You know what I really like?  Apples.  They are probably one of my favorite fruits for some strange reason, so I tend to use them quite a bit and cooking and baking.

I’ve been gluten free for a long time now, and this gluten free apple cake is loved by just about everyone I’ve ever served it to.

New to gluten free?  Don’t worry, this french gluten free apple cake is super simple to make, and tastes great.  You would never know it was gluten free unless someone told you.

What are the best apples to use in a fresh apple cake?

You may be wondering what apples to use in an apple cake.  I’m going to go against probably everyone else on the internet and say use whatever you enjoy to eat.

Yes there’s baking apples, cooking apples, whatever, but in my mind, I want to bake with something I like to eat!  

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I use honeycrisp apples in this gluten free apple cake because they are my favorite.

How to Make Gluten Free Apple Cake

Like I said this cake is simple, and you’ll only need a few simple ingredients.

  • Gluten Free Flour (I use King Arthur Gluten Free Baking Mix for almost everything I make)
  • Two Apples (I love honeycrisp for everything, so that’s what I use)
  • Two Eggs
  • Sugar
  • Canola Oil (I bake dairy free, so I use canola oil.  You could use butter if you wish!)
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Salt

That’s it.  Really.  See, I told you it was easy!

One of the best parts about King Arthur Gluten Free Baking Mix is that it already has baking powder in it, so no need to add it to your recipe.  If you’re using a different type of gluten free flour, be sure to add some.

Start by whisking together your eggs and sugar.  Then add your vanilla and oil.

Slow whisk in your flour, in thirds.  It stays easy to whisk if you add it a little at a time.

The batter will be thick one all of the flour is in, so I like to switch to a spatula, and toss the apples in the batter.

I also line my pan with parchment, and wipe the sides down with oil so I don’t have to worry about it sticking.  Then I put the batter and apple mixture into  an 8 or 9 inch spring form pan.

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Then bake at 350F for about 35 minutes.  That’s it!

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We like to enjoy our French gluten free apple cake while it is still warm!

Looking for more easy gluten free recipes?  Don’t miss these simple gluten free blondies and easy gluten free pizza crust!

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Gluten Free Apple Cake {French Style, Dairy Free}

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This simple gluten free apple cake comes together quickly, and is a crowd pleaser. You won't be able to tell this one is gluten free!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Canola Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 Cup King Arthur Gluten Free Baking Mix
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Apples chopped into cubes


    1. Preaheat oven to 350F.
    2. Prepare a 8" or 9" spring form pan by placing a parchment paper on the bottom, and greasing the side. Alternatiely, you can grease the whole pan.
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    3. Chop two apples of your choice into cubes, and set aside.
    4. Start by whisking together your eggs and sugar. Once combined well, then add your vanilla and oil.
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    5. Measure one cup King Arthur Gluten Free Baking Mix, and add 1/2 teaspoon salt. If using a gluten free flour that does not have baking powder, be sure to add 1 Teaspoon baking powder.
    6. Slowly whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, 1/3 at a time.
    7. The batter will be very thick once all of the flour has been whisked in. Switch to a spatula, and add the chopped apples.
    8. Combine batter and chopped apples, until they are evenly coated.
    9. Place apple batter into the prepared pan, and smooth out the top. You may need to spread it to distribute it evenly.
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    10. Bake a 350F for about 35 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out cleanly.
    11. Allow to sit for 10 minutes. Remove spring form portion of the pan and enjoy!


Be sure to add 1 Tsp of baking powder if your gluten free flour does not contain it. This is great served warm. You may want to even add whipped cream or your favorite ice cream to it!
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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 276Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 343mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 1gSugar: 19gProtein: 3g

This is a calculated value and may not be accurate.

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