Fall officially begins in two days! Do you plan to go apple picking? Here’s a tasty way to enjoy your haul. And this easy gluten-free apple snack cake is a piece of cake to prepare! (See what I did there? ?) Jump to recipe →
Have you ever bought boxed cake mix? I use to be a fan. Then I realized mixing ingredients isn’t all that difficult. And it’s good to know what’s in your baked goods. Have you ever read the ingredients on those boxes?
More Snack Cake Recipes
I make my snack cakes with simple plant-based ingredients, and mix and bake them in the same pan! (Translation: fewer dishes to wash!) I enjoy exploring different versions of the same basic recipe. You may also like:
(I ice the chocolate snack cake with dark chocolate avocado frosting to make it extra special.)
All of the recipes share these common ingredients:
- Gluten-free all-purpose flour (I use Bob’s Redmill)
- Xanthan gum (Acts as a binder and keeps the cake moist – I’ve tried substitutes and haven’t been as pleased with the results)
- Baking soda
- Sea salt
- Grapeseed oil and applesauce
- Maple syrup
- Apple cider vinegar
Easy Gluten-Free Apple Snack Cake
This easy gluten-free apple snack cake adds cinnamon, vanilla, diced apple, and chopped walnuts to the basic mix. A winning combo, in my humble opinion!
I’m trying to subdue my sweet tooth, so I reduced the maple syrup to 1/2 cup. However, if you prefer a sweeter cake, you can use 2/3 cup.
Never be afraid to adjust ingredients to your taste. I like the mild mix of flavors this cake offers. You may decide it needs a little more cinnamon, vanilla or… I encourage you to experiment and make it your own. What if you used pears instead of apples?
Note: I do not include nutrition information with my recipes because I subscribe to the theories presented in the book Whole and believe we should focus on eating a variety of whole foods instead of counting calories or keeping track of individual nutrients.