Gluten-Free Apple Cake with Cranberries

Gluten-free Apple Cake With Cranberries Recipe

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Tiffany Whittaker


Obtained from Gluten Free Goddess Recipes website

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1 c
sorghum flour
1/2 c
buckwheat flour or almond flour
1/4 c
tapioca starch or potato starch (not potato flour)
1 tsp
xantham gum
1 tsp
baking soda
1 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
1 tsp
1/4 tsp
1/4 tsp
ground cloves
1 c
organic packed light brown sugar


1 small
egg or 1 tb ener-g egg replacer whisked with 1/4 cup warm water
1/2 c
light olive oil
1/2 c
apple sauce
1/2 c
soy, rice, milk, coconut milk, or regular milk
1/4 tsp
lemon juice
2 Tbsp
raw organic agave or organic honey
2 tsp
bourbon vanilla (reg vanilla will work)


rounded cups chopped apples
1/2 c
fresh or thawed frozen cranberries halved or chopped


1 tsp
sprinkle top with raw or cane sugar

How to Make Gluten-Free Apple Cake with Cranberries


  • 1Preheat oven to 350ยบ F.

    Line a deep 9-inch round cake pan with greased parchment paper (or grease and lightly flour).
  • 2In a large mixing bowl, use a whisk to combine your dry ingredients: sorghum flour, buckwheat and tapioca flours, xanthan gum, baking soda and baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, brown sugar. Set aside.
  • 3In a smaller bowl combine the wet ingredients: whisked egg replacer, light olive oil, applesauce, vanilla rice or coconut milk, vinegar, agave, and vanilla. Whisk till combined.
  • 4Add the wet into the dry ingredients and stir until a smooth batter forms. If you need a tad more liquid add a tablespoon at a time to achieve a smooth- but not too thin- cake batter.
    Add half the apples and cranberries and stir in (keep some for the top).
  • 5Scoop the batter into the prepared cake pan and smooth evenly. Add the remaining chopped apples and cranberries and press into the batter.
    Sprinkle lightly with raw sugar.
  • 6Bake in the center of the preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes until golden around the edges and firm in the center. Use a cake tester to test for doneness. (Timing might also be influenced by the size of your chopped apples, oven temperature variations, etc. If your ingredients are cold, I suggest you bring them to room temperature.)
  • 7Cool on a wire rack.
    This cake was divine slightly warm from the oven.
    If making ahead, I would freeze slices wrapped in foil. They reheat beautifully in the microwave- or- if you like your cake cold, it is delicious slightly chilled. Serves 9-10.

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