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Gluten-free apple and almond cake

Posted 6th December

Gluten-free apple and almond cake

How to make gluten-free apple and almond cake


  • 3 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and chopped into chunks
  • 300g/10½g golden caster sugar
  • 8 medium free-range eggs
  • Juice of one large lemon
  • 325g/11½oz ground almonds
  • 50g/2oz flaked almonds
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence
  • icing sugar, for dusting


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/375F/Gas 4. Grease and line a 25cm/10in tin.
  2. Place your chopped apple chunks into a large saucepan along with the lemon juice and two generous tablespoons of sugar. Add a splash of water and bring to the boil then turn the heat down to a simmer. Cook the apples for around 8 minutes or until they are soft.
  3. Use a fork to mash the apples together but not so the mixture is completely smooth (a little texture works well) then set aside.
  4. Once cool, combine the apples, eggs, ground almonds, almond essence, remaining caster sugar in a food processor and blend.
  5. Pour the mix into a cake tin and liberally sprinkle the flaked almonds over the top.
  6. Bake for around 35-40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  7. Leave to cool slightly before dusting with icing sugar. Best served still warm with a cup of tea!