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a slice of gluten free Passover apple cake on a white plate

Delicious Gluten Free Passover Apple Cake

Sandi Gaertner
A delicious moist Gluten Free Passover Apple Cake. The cake is made with gluten free matzo meal, or gluten free matzo cake meal.
4.8 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Gluten Free Dessert Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 14
Calories 246 kcal



  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup milk * see note
  • ½ cup oil coconut or light oil like avocado
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 ½ cups gluten free matzo meal * see note
  • 2 tablespoons cassava flour * see note

Apple Filling

  • 4 apples
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven to 350º F.
  • Add the cake batter wet ingredients to a standing mixer and mix on low speed, increasing the speed to medium. Mix for 1 minute.
  • Turn off the power and add matzo meal and cassava flour. Mix on low speed until blended.
  • Slice apples very thinly, I left the peels on. You can remove the peels if you like.
  • Spray a cake pan with coconut oil, and place a piece of parchment paper cut to the size of the pan on the bottom.
  • Pour half of the cake batter into the pan and spread it around to cover the bottom.
  • Add the apple mixture on top of the batter.
  • Pour the remaining batter on top and spread to cover the apples.
  • Bake for 40 minutes until done.


  1. Normal matzo meal is not gluten free. There are two brands of gluten free matzo meal. They are made by Yehuda and Manischewitz companies, and both will work well in this recipe.
  2. You can make this cake with milk as directed, or use non-dairy milk to make this recipe dairy-free.
  3. If you do not have cassava flour, you can use arrowroot starch or tapioca starch.
  4. 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.
  5. This cake will keep up to 4 days in an air-tight container or up to 4 months in the freezer.


Serving: 1gCalories: 246kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 4gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 25mgPotassium: 115mgFiber: 2gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 111IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 35mgIron: 1mg
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