This Gluten-free Almond Flour Apple Cake is a delicious healthy apple cake recipe made with an almond flour, tapioca flour and coconut flour base. It is flavored with apple sauce, apples and cinnamon.

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I love this Fall inspired, cinnamon-filled fluffy cake that is brimming with apples.

It smells amazing and tastes amazing with a cup of tea or coffee.

Because of the ingredients in this healthy apple cake recipe, it is naturally Paleo, Grain-free, Gluten-free, and Dairy-free.

The base of the cake is made with an almond flour, coconut flour and tapioca flour mixture. And the flavors of the cake are enhanced by cinnamon, apple sauce and fresh apples. There is also only natural sugars used, which makes it an overall healthier recipe.

Why I love this Gluten-free Apple Cake:

  • It captures the essence of autumn in cake form.
  • It uses olive oil instead of butter. (If you like baking with olive oil, check out my Pumpkin Olive Oil Cake, it is divine).
  • It uses maple syrup and honey instead of sugar.
  • There are no refined sugars or flours in the recipes.
  • It is the perfect apple snacking cake.
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Ingredients needed:

  • almond flour– blanched almond flour is best here because it is thinner in texture.
  • coconut flour– this helps absorb the liquid in this recipe.
  • tapioca flour– this gluten-free flour pairs well with almond flour and coconut flour.
  • baking soda– used to make the cake rise.
  • salt– sea salt or Himalayan salt works.
  • cinnamon– compliments the apple flavors. Ceylon cinnamon tastes wonderful.
  • maple syrup– I use a combo of maple syrup and honey to replace refined sugar here.
  • honey– adds a nice sweetness to the recipe.
  • eggs– they help to bind the ingredients together.
  • extra light olive oil– this is used to replace butter and milk.
  • apple sauce– helps replace some of the fat needed in the recipe, along with adding apple flavor.
  • apples– fresh apples help give the flavor to this cake.
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How to make it:

(1) Mix the dry ingredients together.

Mix the almond flour, coconut flour, tapioca flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in one bowl.

(2) Mix the wet ingredients together.

Mix the maple syrup, honey, eggs, olive oil, and apple sauce in another bowl.

(3) Mix the wet and dry ingredients together.

(4) Fold in the diced apples.

(5) Bake.

What are the best apples to use for baking?

Honey crisp, Pink Lady, Gala, Granny Smith.

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How to decorate the cake:

I like adding some sliced apples in a circle on top.

Adding some pumpkin seeds or even a sprinkle of chia seeds could work as well.

How to serve:

This almond flour apple cake is amazing on its own with some tea or coffee.

It’s also great with some whipped coconut cream on top or served warm with ice-cream.

I also like to add an extra sprinkle of cinnamon on top.

How to store:

In an airtight container at room temperature on the counter for 3 days or in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

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Other almond flour and apple recipes you may enjoy:

Paleo Apple Tart (Gluten-free, Dairy-free)

Paleo Gluten-Free Apple Crumb Muffins

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Gluten-free Almond Flour Apple Cake (Paleo)

Dominique
A very Fall inspired, cinnamon-filled fluffy cake that is brimming with apples. 
4.75 from 12 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 slices
Calories 307 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 inch round pan and cover in parchment paper.
  • Mix the almond flour, coconut flour, tapioca flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon together in a large bowl.
  • In another large bowl, add the maple syrup, honey, eggs, olive oil, and apple sauce. Whisk.
  • Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix.
  • Fold the diced apples into the batter
  • Pour the batter into the round baking pan. Top with a few slices of apples to decorate the top.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes, until the cake is set and golden.

Nutrition

Calories: 307kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 6gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 316mgPotassium: 92mgFiber: 4gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 107IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 56mgIron: 1mg
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