Gluten-Free Apple Cake

This moist, dense cake is perfect for company or a church potluck. When wrapped carefully, it keeps well for days. Traditionally, this apple cake is made with vegetable oil, but this buttery version takes the flavor factor up a notch!

Serves: 12Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 1 hour 40 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. xanthan gum
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 4 cups peeled and thinly sliced McIntosh (or other sweet) apples
  • 1 Tbsp. powdered sugar for topping
  • 1 cup heavy cream, whipped to form soft peaks

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9" × 13" baking pan with butter.
  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, xanthan gum, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla and mix well. Add the dry ingredients slowly and mix until combined. Fold in the apples.
  • Spread the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 45–50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool cake in pan for 25–30 minutes. Top individual servings with powdered sugar and whipped cream.

Recipe Information

Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. xanthan gum
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 4 cups peeled and thinly sliced McIntosh (or other sweet) apples
  • 1 Tbsp. powdered sugar for topping
  • 1 cup heavy cream, whipped to form soft peaks

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9" × 13" baking pan with butter.
  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, xanthan gum, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla and mix well. Add the dry ingredients slowly and mix until combined. Fold in the apples.
  • Spread the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 45–50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool cake in pan for 25–30 minutes. Top individual servings with powdered sugar and whipped cream.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories440
Total Fat24g
Saturated Fat15g
Cholesterol100mg
Sodium270mg
Total Carbohydrate57g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars38g
Protein2g