Best Gluten-Free Apple Cake

Apple in baked goods is just about the best!

As you probably already know, I have to stick mainly to gluten-free. Which means that I typically make my own baked goods. When it comes to apples, I love making a good apple crumble or pie. But this time I was really in the mood for cake.

I mean can you say that you fully enjoyed tea time without a little piece of cake? I think not!

A little note about this recipe. Do your best to get organic apples especially since the recipe uses the apple peels. And apples unfortunately typically fall in the list of produce that have the most pesticides (the Dirty Dozen list). So organic will be best.

Also, when it comes to oat flour, did you know you can make your own? That’s right! No need to buy anything if you have oats at home. Simply put in a food processor or spice grinder and make your own flour. It doesn’t have to be super fine either.

Last but not least, like in most baking recipes, it’s always a good idea to mix your dry ingredients together first to make sure everything is pretty even. I like measuring all my dry ingredients into a bowl and using a whisk, give it a good mix.

Ready to get baking?

Best Gluten-Free Apple Cake

Best Gluten-Free Apple Cake Recipe


Cinnamon Coconut Topping

  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 3 TBSP coconut oil melted
  • 3 TBSP rice flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1/3 cup oat flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of Himalayan salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 2 apples (cubed with peel)
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup neutral oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the cinnamon coconut topping and set aside.
  3. In another large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients and set aside.
  4. Using a food processor or blender, blend the wet ingredients. It doesn’t have to be completely smooth.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix well. This can be done with a whisk.
  6. Transfer cake mix to a baking dish (can be an 8×8). Top with the cinnamon coconut topping. The topping won’t be too liquid, it’s OK if it’s not perfectly smooth on top.
  7. Bake for 35 minutes.
  8. Allow to cool and enjoy!

Best Gluten-Free Apple Cake
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