Gluten-free apple cake recipe

July 15, 2014 3:12 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

We’ve gathered a few recipes recently from some of our regular customers  and some of the winners of competitions we’ve been associated with. Among our regular customers, we have the lovely people at the Garden Barn – a café and fantastic crafty-outdoorsy-interesting shopping place in Cotesbach in Leicestershire. (Here’s their website.)

Apple cake

One of our staff members bakes cakes for the Garden Barn, using our ingredients wherever possible. One of the most popular cakes at the Garden Barn is her gluten-free apple cake. We’ve given the recipe for this before, but can’t see any harm in doing so again! It’s really scrumptious, and great for a summery pudding.

The recipe below gives quantities and instructions for making a whole cake, as well as for individual muffin-style cakes.

(And if you’re a regular customer, would you like to send us your recipes to feature here?)


8oz/250g gluten-free self-raising flour (Doves Farm or Orgran work well)

4oz/115g butter

4oz/115g soft brown sugar

2oz/60g raisins

1 egg

½ teaspoon cinnamon

6-8 tbsp milk

8oz/250g apples, peeled and chopped into 1cm chunks



Line a 8-9” tin, or 9 shallow muffin tray.
Rub the cinnamon and butter into the flour to the breadcrumb stage.
Stir in the sugar and add liquid to make a sticky dough.
Mix in the apple and raisins.
Put into tins and bake at 150C/300F/gas mark 2  for 40 minutes for a large cake; 30 mins for the individual ones.
You can sprinkle brown sugar on top before cooking, or ice them once cool with icing sugar mixed with a little apple juice or lemon juice.
Why not include a few raisins for an interesting texture too?

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