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Gluten Free Caramel Apple Cake

Sandi Gaertner
One of my very favorites, this gluten free caramel apple cake is so easy to make!
4.74 from 68 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Gluten Free Dessert Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 8 slices
Calories 447 kcal


  • 2 cups gluten free flour blend * see note
  • 1 cup almond flour * see note
  • ¾ cup brown sugar * see note
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup butter melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup chopped apples
  • cups almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • ½ cup caramel I used Trader Joe's jar of caramel


  • Preheat the oven to 350º F.
  • Spray an 8x8 baking pan with coconut oil.
  • In a medium bowl, add all wet ingredients and blend.
  • In a large bowl, add all dry ingredients and whisk. (*Note, if your gluten free flour blend doesn't contain xanthan gum, add 1 teaspoon.)
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and add the apples.
  • Mix until just barely mixed. This light blending will help to keep your cake light and fluffy.
  • Pour the batter into a baking dish and then drizzle caramel on top.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, or until done. See tips to know if the cake is done baking below
  • Allow to cool.


  1. I have tested this recipe with King Arthur Measure for Measure GF and Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 GF blend. That doesn't mean others will not work, I just have not tested other flours.
  2. If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain xanthan gum or guar gum, please add 1 teaspoon.
  3. I highly suggest using almond flour and not almond meal. Almond meal is more coarse and will make your cake grainy.
  4. I used bottled coconut milk (refrigerator case in grocery stores) but other dairy-free kinds of milk or regular milk will work. I do not recommend canned coconut milk
  5. To test for doneness, insert a toothpick into the center of the cake. If the toothpick comes out clean, it is done baking. If you see batter or crumbs, the cake needs to bake longer.
  6. Please make sure you check the ingredients of any caramel you use if you are not making it from scratch. Caramel color is often a phrase for something that contains gluten.


Serving: 1gCalories: 447kcalCarbohydrates: 60gProtein: 8gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 260mgPotassium: 196mgFiber: 5gSugar: 33gVitamin A: 429IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 168mgIron: 2mg
Keyword caramel apple cake, gluten free caramel apple cake
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