I recently made my favourite Apple & Cinnamon Cake for Sunday dinner pudding [updated photos 2018, original post 2016], I had my parents coming over and I’d invited my Grandad too, he’s awesome, at 93 years of age he’s still full of beans and always cheerful. I wanted to impress him with my baking, not that I have to, he’s proud as punch already but my Nanny who sadly passed a few years ago now was a great baker so I have some impressive shoes to fill!

Apple and Cinnamon Cake; Simple to make and deliciously moist, this is a huge family favourite. #glutenfree #dairyfree #eggfree #vegan #wheatfree #freefrom

I actually made two puddings this day, the first being Plum & Peach Crumble and then the Apple & Cinnamon Cake. I opted to make both for selfish reasons really, I love crumble but the thought of not being able to enjoy mine with cream or custard made me pout. So I though a nice slice of cake would do me as well, and besides you can’t beat the combination of Apple & Cinnamon, talk about a match made in heaven!

Plum & Peach Crumble

Plum & Peach Crumble

This was also going to be my first cake using Organ’s Egg Replacer, it was a risk doing this for the first time when I was expecting guests but that’s the way I rock and roll, living life on the edge!

Apple and Cinnamon Cake; Simple to make and deliciously moist, this is a huge family favourite. #glutenfree #dairyfree #eggfree #vegan #wheatfree #freefrom

My recipe was actually inspired by an old book my mum gave me, in fact, it may even have belong to my Nanny. It’s now just a blue print to give me an idea of quantities, the main ingredients have changed beyond recognition. Poor Nanny would have wondered what on earth all these substitutions were in aid of!

As you’ve already guessed by the images, the bake was a success and everyone tried both puddings…apart from my dad, he doesn’t do plums in baking apparently!

3.67 from 3 votes
Apple & Cinnamon Cake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

Gluten Free and easily made egg and dairy free too. This Apple & Cinnamon Cake is a firm favourite of mine, it comes out delicious every time no matter what apple is in season. Why not try with a Bramley or a Cox, slightly different taste, same scrumptious results.

Course: Tea Time
Cuisine: Free From - gluten and vegan
Keyword: Apple, Cinnamon, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Vegan
Servings: 8
Calories: 391 kcal
Author: Glutarama
  • 180 g dairy free butter
  • 100 g light brown sugar
  • 3 eggs flax seed egg [see notes]
  • 200 ml milk alternative I used almond milk on this occasion
  • 250 g self raising gluten free flour I use Fairy Flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 apples peeled and sliced
The topping
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp demerera sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4
  2. Prepare a 20cm round cake tin
  3. Cream the sugar and butter until light and add the egg (or flaxseed eggs)

  4. Add the flour and cinnamon and beat to combine
  5. Pour the milk into the batter a little at a time until you get a soft dropping batter, you may find you don't need all 200ml.

  6. Add 2/3 of the mixture to the cake tin.
  7. Cover the cake mixture with an even layer of apple slices, make sure they reach the edges.
  8. Pour over the last 1/3 of the cake mixture, don't worry if some apple still shows.
  9. Mix the demerera sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle over the top of the cake.
  10. Add to the oven and bake for 1 hour.
Recipe Notes

You can use a 400g tin of apple pie filling if you want a short cut and other spices for well too, try mixed spice or nutmeg?

Nutrition Facts
Apple & Cinnamon Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 391 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 61mg20%
Sodium 187mg8%
Potassium 172mg5%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 235IU5%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 83mg8%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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Apple & Cinnamon Cake; this is a perfect flavour combination, the darker sugar adds a caramel note too which is equally as delicious, plus this is gluten free, dairy free and easily made egg free too with egg replacement. #glutenfree #dairyfree #apples #cinnamon #teatime #easyrecipe #afternoontea

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