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Gluten-Free Apple Cake

A simple, moist gluten free apple cake. It's gluten free, nut free, soya free (choose margarine carefully or use butter if not dairy-free) and can be made dairy free.
4 from 9 votes
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 10
Author Vicki Montague - the Free From Fairy


  • 140 g butter - or dairy-free margarine
  • 140 g light brown sugar
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 140 g plain Free From Fairy flour
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder - make sure it's gluten free
  • 1/4 tsp psyllium powder - or 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
  • 2 tbsp milk - or dairy-free milk
  • 2 red apples - peeled, cored and chopped
  • Extra light brown sugar for decoration


  • Grease and line a 1kg (2 lb) loaf tin and pre-heat your oven to 160 degrees/140 fan/gas 3
  • Cream the butter or margarine with the sugar until pale and fluffy
  • Add the eggs and beat again. Don't worry if the mixture separates
  • Combine the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir well
  • Add the dry ingredients and milk to the wet ingredients, and beat to combine
  • Finally stir through the apple chunks
  • Scoop the mixture into the prepared loaf tin and bake in the oven for 50 - 60 minutes until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean
  • Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before removing and cooling on a wire rack
  • Allow to cool completely before scattering the top of the cake with more light brown sugar


Nutrition data for guidance only

Nutrition (Approx)

Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 128mg | Potassium: 176mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 450IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 0.8mg