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Spiced Toffee Apple Traybake

Gluten-Free, Soya-Free, could be Dairy-Free
5 from 2 votes
Servings 20 slices
Author Vicki Montague - The Free From Fairy


  • For the cake:
  • 1 cup gluten-free SR flour
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 1 cup polenta
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil - check soya free if important
  • 1 cup plain full fat yoghurt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking powder - gluten-free
  • 2 eating apples - finely sliced, pips and stem removed
  • For the sauce:
  • 1 tbsp virgin coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • optional 1/2-1tsp treacle
  • 1 tsp water


  • Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees, 160 degree fan oven.
  • Place the flours, sugar, spices and baking powder in a large bowl and mix to combine.
  • Add the oil, eggs, yoghurt and vanilla extract and mix well with a large spoon until combined.
  • Place the finely sliced apples onto a non-stick baking tray, spreading them out well.
  • Pour the cake batter into a greased tray approx. 20cm X 30cm in size and smooth over the top.
  • Put both the cake mix and the apples into the pre-heated oven.
  • After 30-35 minutes check the cake. When it is done it should be firm to touch, golden on top and a skewer should come out clean.
  • Leave the apples in the oven for a further 5-10 minutes until they are starting to brown and crisp.
  • Whilst the cake is cooling prepare the toffee sauce.
  • Place the sugar, coconut oil and water (and treacle if using...this gives it a rich, deep flavour) into a small saucepan and heat over a low heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves.
  • Allow the sauce to boil for approx. 5 minutes to produce a thick sauce, but one that can still be poured. If it is too thick add a splash of water and mix to combine.
  • When the cake has cooled a little, cut into slices, place the apple pieces on top and drizzle with the toffee sauce.
  • This was lovely served warm with greek yoghut to cut through the sweetness!