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Delicious and moist apple spice cake is gluten free and vegan. An easy recipe for fall!

Gluten Free Apple Spice Cake.

An easy, one-bowl recipe for gluten free apple spice cake. This simple recipe is just right for autumn!
Course Dessert
Cuisine gluten free, vegan.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 9
Calories 249 kcal
Author The Pretty Bee


  • 2 cups King Arthur Multi Purpose Gluten Free Flour Blend can use all purpose flour or another gluten free flour blend
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup coconut sugar brown sugar is okay
  • cup organic canola oil
  • 3 Tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • one apple about 3/4 cup, peeled and shredded *
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • cup water
  • powdered sugar for dusting


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the shredded apple, unsweetened applesauce, organic canola oil, water, vanilla extract, and vinegar. Stir well.
  2. Add the sugars and stir to combine. Add the gluten free flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger. Mix well.
  3. Pour batter in an 8x8 square pan.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 28-32 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  5. Let cake cool completely, then dust with powdered sugar. Store leftover cake in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

* I simply put the apple in the food processor and shredded it that way. You could also use a grater.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Apple Spice Cake.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 249 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Sodium 269mg12%
Potassium 44mg1%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Vitamin C 0.9mg1%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.