An Easy Gluten-free Recipe For French Apple Cake

Recipe by:  Alison Needham, A Girl Defloured

This Gluten-Free French Apple Cake, adapted from Cook's Illustrated, has a rich custardy bottom, a light cake layer and a crisp sugary topping. Serve it warm, or at room temperature--either way with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.

It is a beautiful confection–perfect for fall picnics. Because it is naturally light on flour, it converted amazingly well using my gluten-free flour blend and a little almond flour for flavor and structure. I think you will LOVE it. And yes, it smells so good when it’s baking in the oven.

What apples are used in this cake?

Granny Smith apples


Granny Smith apples


Lemon juice

Organic granulated sugar

All-purpose gluten-free flour blend

Almond flour or coconut flour


Baking powder


Xanthan gum

Whole milk & vanilla extract


Canola oil or coconut oil

TOTAL TIME 1 hr 30 mins

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