If you loved French pastries before going gluten free, you are going to want to make this Gluten Free French Apple Cake recipe again and again!
This easy French Cake recipe is buttery, yet crisp around the edges, and it melts in your mouth!
(This post was updated with new pictures and a video from a 2015 post.)
Who misses French pastries? How about French apple cake?
I do!! How long has it been since you could enjoy such a treat?
Mr. Fearless Dining and I been to France a couple of times over the years, many years ago before we realized we were gluten intolerant. We used to eat a lot of pastries, hang out in French cafes, and we enjoyed every single bite.
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It never occurred to me that I could bake something yummy that would take me back to those days.
A photograph on Pinterest for a French Apple Cake recipe caught my eye. Following the link, I ended up at the most incredible blog, Hungry Rabbit. Check it out and pass it along to all of your friends who can eat gluten. They will thank you for it! The recipes are incredible.
I drooled. This apple cake recipe that Ken created is just that good. When Ken said I could post my gluten free version of this recipe, I was so excited to share this recipe with you.
This Gluten Free French Apple Cake recipe is the only apple cake recipe you will ever want to eat again!”
This will be the gluten-free recipe you make to impress your friends, or maybe you should keep all to yourself :-). It truly is the best apple cake recipe EVER!
Which Gluten Free Flour is Best for Cakes?
In this recipe, I used a gluten free multi-purpose flour from Authentic Foods. Authentic Foods Multi-blend flour has a superfine grind, which allows for this cake to be so light. You could use other gluten free flours, but the texture and fineness are really important.
I also love Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour blend and Jules GF flour for this recipe.
- Don’t use a heavy rice-based gluten free flour blend unless it is superfine.
- Also, I don’t recommend any flour blend with bean flours. They are way too heavy and dense for this recipe.
What are the best apples to use for this French Apple Cake?
Although any apple will work in this cake recipe, it is best with tart apples like:
- Pipin apples
- Granny Smith
Step by Step Directions to Make this French apple cake:
Add all dry ingredients to a bowl and whisk to blend them together.
Pour the wet ingredients into a mixing bowl. Whisk to blend.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir to mix.
How thick should the gluten free apple cake batter be?
This is what your batter will look like as you stir in the peeled and chopped apples.
How do you prevent the apple cakes from sticking to the pan?
TIP: Line your extra large muffin tin with parchment paper. Spray with coconut oil. This will help prevent sticking.
Add parchment paper circles to the bottom of each deep cake section. Add the gluten free apple cake batter. Bake at 350F degrees for 25 minutes until done.
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Tools You Need To Make This French Cake Recipe:
- Deep jumbo muffin tray. The depth of each cavity in this muffin pan is perfect for these apple cakes.
- Authentic Foods Multi-Blend Flour. This flour is milled super-fine and is a great flour to make these cakes taste so good.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 538 Total Fat: 22g Saturated Fat: 13g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 145mg Sodium: 548mg Carbohydrates: 72g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 49g Protein: 8g
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