Gluten-Free Apple Cake Recipe With Almond Flour

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Just mix 5 simple ingredients, pour into a cake pan, and bake for 30 minutes! This healthy apple cake is so easy to make, anyone can make it, even if you are not an experienced baker!

gluten free apple cake in a cake pan

Healthy Gluten-Free Apple Cake with Almond Flour

This cake is made with very simple and healthy ingredients. No flour, no gluten; this apple cake uses almond flour and tastes amazing! There isn’t even any oil in it!

Cake for breakfast? Yes please! This almond flour gluten-free apple cake is perfect for a healthy breakfast, snack or dessert! Your family will love it. Or you can make it as a treat for a special event or share at a potluck!

If you find yourself with an abundance of apples, this is the perfect cake to make.

apple cake made with almond flour cooked in a cake pan

Health Benefits of Apples

Apples are very nutritious, especially the skin! If you want to get the most benefits from your apples, don’t bother peeling them.

They are full of fiber, antioxidants called polyphenols, and Vitamin C! They also contain a high amount of water, making them a filling snack and low in calories.

Apples are a great fruit to help you reduce your weight if replacing processed food with whole foods.

cake made with apples and almond flour in a cake pan

How to Prepare this Gluten-Free Apple Cake with Almond Flour

This apple cake is quite easy to make! You will only need 5 ingredients and a cake pan!

You can feel free to peel the apples if you want to, but I like to leave the peel on mine for added nutrition.

Here is what you will need:

  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/4 Cup Honey
  • 1 and 1/4 Cup Almond Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 3 Apples, diced

close up of apple cake made with almond flour

First make sure to pre-heat your oven to 400F so it will be ready to go when the cake is prepped.

apples next to a gluten free apple cake sitting on the counter

Next you will crack 4 eggs into a large mixing bowl. Whisk these well.

Then add 1/4 cup honey and mix together.

Next add the almond flour and baking powder. Stir well to combine.

Finally, add in the apples and stir.

gluten free cake made with apples and almond flour with a slice removed

Then you will spray the cake pan with some non-stick cooking spray to keep the cake from sticking.

Pour in the batter and smooth it out so it is evenly distributed in the pan.

close up of gluten free apple cake with a slice removed from pan

Place the cake in the oven for 30 minutes to bake.

When done, it will be golden brown on top but still moist inside from all the apples!

Let it cool for at least 5 minutes after removing from the oven and before serving.

slice of gluten free apple cake on a plate

What to Serve with Gluten-Free Apple Cake

Yum! This cake is so delicious on its own, especially on a cozy fall or winter day. I love to have mine as a snack or dessert with some tea or coffee. Or you could serve with some ice cream!

Check out my recommendations below for some ideas:

slice of apple cake with a fork picking up a bite-sized piece

More Cake Recipes to Try

I hope you enjoyed this recipe for gluten-free apple cake! Looking for some other cake recipes to try out? Try out these ideas, from the air fryer to microwave, you can make all sorts of cakes in no time!

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Gluten-Free Apple Cake with Almond Flour

This cake is made with very simple and healthy ingredients. No flour, no gluten; this apple cake uses almond flour and tastes amazing! There isn't even any oil in it!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Resting Time5 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Cake
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple cake
Cooking Method: Oven
Servings: 8
Calories: 199kcal

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  • 3 Apples Diced
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/4 Cup Honey
  • 1 1/4 Cup Almond Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder

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  • Pre-heat oven to 400F
  • Crack 4 eggs into the mixing bowl and whisk.
  • Mix in the honey.
  • Add in the almond flour and baking powder. Mix well.
  • Stir in the diced apples.
  • Spray the cake pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Pour in the batter to the pan and spread it out evenly.
  • Bake in the oven at 400F for 30 minutes until golden brown on top.
  • Remove and let sit for at least 5 minutes before cutting and serving.
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Serving: 1slice | Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 159mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 156IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Lovely, healthy cake. I was sceptical that the apple would cook in half an hour, but it did and looked just like yours. I added 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Next time I would line the tin so that I could turn the cake out, as it stuck. Thankyou for a great recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    I enjoyed making this recipe! It was quite good even the next couple days heated up in the microwave. I did add some Trader Joe’s sea salt caramel chips, which are also gluten free. They added an amazing touch of salty caramel that, to me, brought the cake up a notch. Thank you for the recipe!!

  3. 5 stars
    I used maple syrup, and added chopped walnuts. Crazy good stuff and super easy. Note I only used 2 apples because they were large and it seemed like enough. You might use a C measure on the apples in your recipe to make it clear.

  4. 5 stars
    What a great recipe! So nice and simple, healthy and delicious. Just what I was looking for!
    I did make a couple of additions – whisked a little salt and some cinnamon into the almond flour, and a teaspoon of vanilla with the maple syrup. I diced the apples and measured as I added, till it looked about right. It came out to about 2 1/2 cups. I might add even more next time, and more spices. Oh and I used maple syrup instead of honey.

    I love having a treat like this with no flour and no refined sugar. Just that bit of maple syrup is perfect!

    I might try embellishing it more next time, maybe some rolled oats or nuts or something. It seems like it is flexible enough to take some playing around with.

  5. 5 stars
    Thanks for this simple and adaptable recipe!
    I made two of these, one with honey and pecans, and one using maple syrup and walnuts. Other additions were 1 t apple pie spice and 1/2 t salt.
    The one with honey browned more, and had a honey taste. I preferred the maple syrup and walnut.
    For a tad sweeter cake, I mixed powered sugar with apple juice and drizzled it over the cake. This cake would also be great with a streusel topping.

  6. Hello, would this recipe work with a granulated sugar substitute like monk fruit rather than a liquid like honey?

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