Apple & Cinnamon Cake

Gluten free, Vegetarian

We’ve foraged a lot for apples this year, and before apple season comes to an end, I wanted to share this delicious apple & cinnamon cake recipe with you. Of course, you can also make this with apples from the supermarket all year round.

Gluten free apple and cinnamon cake


  • 175g unsalted butter
  • 200g gluten free self-raising flour
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon + extra cinnamon for dusting
  • a pinch of salt
  • 85g ground almonds
  • 1/2 cup runny honey
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 large apples (ca. 450g)

Note: If you make this with regular self-raising flour instead of gluten free, you can leave out the xanthan gum.

Gluten free apple and cinnamon cake


  • Pre-heat your oven to 180 C (or 160 C for a fan oven)
  • Grease and line a 20cm baking tine with grease proof paper.
  • Melt the butter and set aside to cool.
  • Sift the flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in to a mixing bowl, then stir in the ground almonds. 
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the honey, eggs and cooled butter.
  • Fold the wet mixture in to the dry mixture until just combined.
  • Peel and core the apples. Cut half of them in to bite sized dice (ca. 1-2cm) and fold in to the batter, then pour the batter in to the pre-prepared tin. Give the tin a little shake from side to side to level out the batter.
  • Cut the other half of the apples in to thin slices, and arrange them in rows on top of the batter. Dust with cinnamon.
  • Bake in the oven for around 50 minutes until risen and a wooden skewer inserted in to the centre comes out clean (a few crumbs are okay, but you don’t want any raw cake batter sticking to your skewer!) 
  • Leave to cool, then cut in to squares to serve.

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