Gluten-Free Apple Cake is perfect for those moments when you want a sweet treat but do not want to slave over making a cake from scratch. This cake has less than 10 ingredients.
An Updated Recipe From a Classic Favorite
This cake holds a lot of happy memories for me. It is a simple cake that my husband would often make. Before kids, we would eat this cake regularly. It was full of wheat and nuts. Times have changed since we originally were eating this cake. So now this is a gluten-free apple cake and I couldn't be happier!
I am happy to report that we have adapted this cake to be gluten-free and nut-free. I hope that you enjoy this cake as much as we do!
If you love cakes and bread you need to try this, Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread OR Gluten-Free Chocolate Bundt Cake by Gluten-Free Palate. It looks amazing!
What Type of Apples to Use in Cake
This cake uses fresh apples. That is the secret weapon of flavor in this cake! You can honestly use any type of variety of apple in this apple cake. We have become quite accustomed to using Granny Smith apples in our easy apple cake!
Our kiddos especially like the sourness that apple brings to this dessert.
Where to Find Gluten-Free Butterscotch Chips
This recipe also has some gluten-free butterscotch chips in it. These can be very tricky to find. Please note that if you need this easy apple cake to be gluten-free, you need to make sure that your butterscotch chips are gluten-free. If you can't find, you can easily omit them from the recipe!
If your diet allows you to eat nuts, I would highly recommend checking out this Maple Almond Earl Grey Tea Cake Loaf by Cotter Crunch. Her recipes are amazing! I would also suggest that you check out my friend Margaret's Gluten Free French Apple Cake.
Love apples? You need to try this delicious looking Gluten- Free Apple Crisp in Jars from My Gluten-Free Kitchen. Michelle is a personal friend and has amazing recipes on her site!
Gluten Free Apple Cake
- Bundt Pan
- Mixing Bowls
- 1 ½ c oil
- 2 eggs
- 2 c sugar
- 3 c all-purpose gluten-free flour
- 1 t soda
- 1 t salt
- 1 T cinnamon
- 3 cups sliced apples not peeled but sliced very thin
- 1 cup butterscotch chips optional
- Mix oil and eggs together. Then fold in sugar into mixture. Stir gently until mixed and let stand for 5 minutes.
- Mix in the flour, soda, salt and cinnamon.
- Once mixture is blended well, add in your apples and butterscotch chips if you wish.
- Pour into a lightly oiled bundt pan and bake for 20 minutes in an oven heated to 370 degrees F.
- After 20 minutes has passed, turn oven down to 350 degrees F and bake for 40 more minutes.
- Let cool and serve!
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Let's talk! Leave me a comment telling me what variety of apple you would use in this recipe! What is your favorite kind?
I love apple cake and yours is wonderful and delectable. I make it every year for Rosh Hashanah and will make it this weekend for my husband's birthday.
Thanks Anne! I hope that you enjoy! Previously, we added in butterscotch chips and walnuts 🙂 Enjoy your husbands birthday 🙂
I love apple in cakes.. adds so much flavor. This looks delicious. I love the pretty even color on the crust.. bet it tasted delish
Yes, it is delish for sure!
This sounds truly delectable! My son is GF, so it's perfect for our family!
Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by!
Butterscotch chips?! Heck yes! This cake sounds mouthwatering. In fact, I could devour a piece right now, I'm hungry! I'm printing this out to give it a try!
Enjoy the sweetness of this easy apple cake!
Such a beautiful cake! Love that it is gluten and nut free. Definitely sounds perfect with the fresh apples and butterscotch chips.
Delicious for sure! Thanks for stopping by!
Recipes with less than ten ingredients are my jam! This apple cake looks amazing, can't wait to try it!
Enjoy! I know you will love it!
Looks fab! Pinned!
Thank you so much for pinning!
You had me at apple! I adore apple in cooking, add cinnamon and my knees melt! Needed a new idea for a cake this weekend, this is it! Thank you x
Enjoy Rebecca, this is a delicious one!
Can't wait to try it! Thanks.
So I just made this cake. It is super yummy! But when I mixed the ingredients they were very crumbly before they went into the pan? Did I do something wrong? Also, I think because of that, the cake is very crumbly now that it's done. It still taste amazing andwill get eaten but I'm wondering what I did wrong..
Hi Rina! Thanks for commenting. Yes, the batter is very thick when you place it into the pan, try to avoid over stirring. It is more a crumb cake so it does have some crumble but should haven't too much. 🙂 You might want to try slightly increasing your liquid. It may also be a subtle difference in the gluten free flour too. Here is another great resource to check out: http://miglutenfreegal.com/2017/06/07/gluten-free-applesauce-bundt-cake/
Margart from MI Gluten Free Gal took this recipe and adapted it using applesauce. It made it more moist and reduced the sugar! She did a great job with it!
Sorry that it turned out crumbly but glad its delicious. If you are a coffee drinker you can drizzle some coffee over a piece in the morning! YUM! Breakfast Cake!
I made this cake tonight and it turned out beautifully! It was ridiculously easy to make which is a huge bonus :). The only thing I found was that the mixture was really thick and dry so I added a bit of water. This recipe is definitely a keeper. Thanks so much!
Thanks so much Anna! I appreciate you writing in! Glad it worked well for you and thanks for your tip of the addition to some extra water to thin the batter some! Hope you enjoy lots more cake in the future!