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Gluten-Free Caramel Apple Cake

Gimme Tasty
A healthy gluten-free apple cake with caramel sauce
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Servings 6


For the cake

  • 360 g gluten-free all-purpose baking flour
  • 350 ml vanilla yogurt
  • 200 g white sugar
  • 180 g brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 10 ml vanilla extract
  • 20-25 g ground flax seed substitute for gluten
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tspground cloves
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 4 apples grated

For the caramel sauce

  • 120 g butter
  • 90 g brown sugar
  • 10 ml milk

For the vanilla frosting

  • 12 g cornstarch
  • 15 g gluten free flour blend
  • 150 g granulated sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 180 ml milk
  • 5 ml vanilla extract
  • 180 g unsalted butter at room temperature


To make the cake

  • Preheat the oven to 165 degrees C.
  • Grease a fluted tube pan or Bundt pan. I usually use margarine for greasing or the butter wrapper.
  • Beat yogurt, white sugar, 1 cup brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract (all the wet ingredients) together in a bowl using an electric mixer until it is smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, flax seed, cinnamon, salt, cloves, and nutmeg (all the dry ingredients)
  • Make a well (my favorite part) in the middle of the flour mixture and pour in the yogurt mixture.
  • Stir yogurt mixture into flour mixture just until batter is combined;
  • Fold apples into the batter.
  • Pour batter into prepared greased pan.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 70-75 minutes
  • Insert a toothpick in the center of the cake, if it comes out clean, it is done!
  • Turn cake onto a serving plate. Let it cool.

To make the caramel sauce

  • Melt butter, brown sugar, and milk together in a saucepan over medium heat until sugar is dissolved (liquid form), 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Remove the saucepan from heat and cool until sauce is thickened, about 10 minutes.
  • Pour sauce over cake. Make sure the whole cake surface is covered with it. The sweet taste of the caramel makes the cake more yummy!

To make the vanilla frosting

  • Whisk the dry ingredients together in a saucepan (cornstarch, flour blend, sugar, salt).
  • Add milk and continue whisking until smooth.
  • Cook over medium-high heat and continue whisking until it is thick.
  • Remove the saucepan and put the mixture in a bowl.
  • Put the bowl on top of ice just to stop the heat (or you can put it inside the fridge for a minute).
  • Whisk in the vanilla, and let it cool down.
  • When it has cooled down (room temp), put it in in a mixing bowl of a stand mixer and mix it on medium speed until smooth.
  • Cut the butter into 3 parts, add it (while the mixer is still running on medium speed), then turn it to high speed.
  • Continue until the mixture turns white, light and fluffy.
  • Apply it how you like on your cake!