Gluten-Free Apple Cake

Gluten-Free Apple Cake

This Gluten-Free Apple Cake, sweetened with applesauce is a delicious snack or breakfast! Laying the top with apple slices before baking also adds a festive touch that makes this cake suitable for any holiday party. It is delicious plain or smothered in your favorite nut butter and topped with Elemental Superfood Cranberry Almond + Lucuma Crumble. You're in for a treat!

Gluten-Free Apple Cake


  • 2 ½ cups brown rice flour (can combine w/ almond meal or cornmeal)⠀
  • 1 tsp baking soda⠀
  • ¼ tsp baking powder⠀
  • 1 ½ tsp salt⠀
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon⠀
  • ½ tsp ground cloves⠀
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg⠀
  • 1 tbsp freshly grated ginger⠀
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted⠀
  • ½ cup coconut milk (or water)⠀
  • 2 eggs⠀
  • 1 ½ cups unsweetened applesauce⠀
  • 1-2 apples, thinly sliced (for topping)⠀


Preheat the oven to 350°F, lightly coat a 9”-round springform pan or cake pan with oil, then dust with flour⠀

Whisk together the flour, dry spices, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.⠀

In a separate bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, coconut milk, eggs, and fresh ginger. Slowly add in the dry mixture.⠀

Add the applesauce and stir until just combined⠀

Pour into the greased and floured pan. Arrange the apple slices in a circular pattern.⠀

Bake at 350°F for 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted is clean.⠀

Remove from oven, wait 5 minutes then remove from pan ⠀

Notes: For a sweeter cake, you can also add 1/4 cup honey, agave or maple syrup with 1/4 less coconut milk/ water⠀