I have the prefect Thanksgiving Gluten Free dessert for you!  This apple cake is gluten free, light and airy, and tastes of pure bliss.  This humble apple cake is perfect to bring to any Thanksgiving dinner.

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The apples are the true star of this recipe.  I like using gala or fuji apples for this.  I tried honeycrisp but they did not soften enough and added a little too much sweetness.  The cake is slightly sweetened already so you want to use a mild apple.  I also prefer the apples to be cut pretty thin.  This makes for a  prettier cake and adds the perfect texture.

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I chose to serve this cake plain with just a light dusting of powdered sugar.  To fancy things up a bit you could top with fresh whipped cream (or fresh maple bourbon whipped cream – oh my!) or even a small scoop of ice cream would be tasty.

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End Thanksgiving dinner with this simple and sweet gluten free apple cake.  Everyone in the family will love it.

Apple Cake

  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 30m
  • Total Time: 40m
  • Serves: 4


  • 1/2 cup butter, room temp
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon gluten free vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup All Purpose Gluten Free flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 apples, cored, peeled and thinly sliced
  • Powdered sugar, garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 375*. Grease and 8-inch spring form pan and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add in egg one at a time and beat until light and fluffy. Add in Vanilla.
  4. Beat in flours, baking powder and salt until just combine.
  5. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan top with the sliced apples.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
  8. Dust with powdered sugar and serve.

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