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Gluten Free French Apple Cakes

Sandi Gaertner
You are going to love this classic gluten free French apple cakes recipe. One of the most popular apple recipes on my blog!
4.86 from 91 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Gluten Free Dessert Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 6 small cakes
Calories 538 kcal


  • 3 large pink lady apples peeled and sliced thinly
  • 4 tablespoons dark rum I used Myers Dark Rum
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup Authentic Foods Multi-Blend Gluten Free Flour
  • 1 cup organic white sugar plus one tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 9 tablespoons butter
  • ¾ cup organic whole milk or raw milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray either a 9 inch cake pan or a pan with 6 three inch cake sections with coconut oil.
  • Cut parchment paper to line the bottom of the pan(s) and spray bottom with coconut oil.
  • In a small sauce pan, cook butter on low heat until slightly browned. (About 5 minutes) Stir often.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  • In a small sauce pan, add two inches of water and apple slices. Cook apple slices on low heat until they soften. Keep an eye on them so they don't get mushy.
  • Drain water from apples, toss with 1 tablespoon of the dark rum and lemon juice, and let cool.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together gluten free flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, and sugar.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, browned butter, vanilla, and remaining three tablespoons of dark rum.
  • Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and blend carefully.
  • Gently fold in apples.
  • Pour into pan(s).
  • Sprinkle ½ teaspoon of sugar onto each mini cake (or 1 tablespoon of sugar onto a whole cake.)
  • Bake for 30-45 minutes, depending on pan size. Less time is needed if you are baking 6 three inch cakes.
  • Remove from oven and let cakes cool on a cooling rack.
  • Enjoy while warm.
  • Reheat if having it later.



I used Authentic Foods multiblend in this recipe. I have also tested the recipe with Bob's 1 to 1 Gluten Free Blend and King Arthur Gluten Free Measure for Measure.


Serving: 1gCalories: 538kcalCarbohydrates: 72gProtein: 8gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 548mgFiber: 3gSugar: 49g
Keyword French apple cake, Gluten free French apple cake
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