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27 February, 2018

Gluten-Free Applesauce Cake

Comments : 10 Posted in : Baked Goods, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Recipes on by : Ellie Tags: , , , ,


Here’s a delicious and moist applesauce cake recipe. This cake is very easy to make, it’s also dairy-free and gluten-free. It’s very soft and light – it’s almost like a souffle cake.

I made it with coconut flour and some desiccated coconut. You can use just coconut flour, but I think that the texture is much better when I add desiccated coconut.

You can also use any sweetener of your choice, but I decided to sweeten mine with some jam. I think it works perfectly for this recipe. However, you can use honey, sugar, stevia or anything else.

The final touch is a little bit of cashew butter. This is optional – you can use any nut butter of your choice or just skip that step.

If you like coconut and apples, I’m sure that you’ll fall in love with this cake. It’s one of my favorite desserts.


Gluten-Free Applesauce Cake

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Yield: 9

Gluten-Free Applesauce Cake


4 eggs

¾ cup applesauce

2 tablespoons jam

1 tablespoon cashew butter

¼ cup coconut flour

½ cup desiccated coconut

A pinch of baking soda

Cinnamon to taste


Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F).

Separate the egg whites form the egg yolks.

Whisk the egg yolks, then add the applesauce, jam, cinnamon, and cashew butter. Mix everything thoroughly.

Add coconut flour and a pinch of baking soda. After you mix everything together, add the desiccated coconut and mix once again until everything is well incorporated.

Whisk the egg whites with a hand mixer, then add a little bit of the egg white foam to the other mixture and fold together. Then, add this mixture to the rest of the egg whites and fold everything carefully using a wooden or silicone spatula.

Bake for about 18 minutes or until the cake is golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.

Let the cake cool down completely before cutting.

Optionally, decorate with coconut whipped cream and pecans.




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Gluten-Free Applesauce Cake


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10 thoughts on : Gluten-Free Applesauce Cake

  • February 28, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    Once again you’ve brought us amazing!

    • March 2, 2018 at 10:08 pm

      Thank you very much, Scott! 🙂

  • March 1, 2018 at 11:09 am

    That sounds delicious and so simple, such a new way of cooking a cake to me, sounds great!

    • March 2, 2018 at 10:08 pm

      Thank you very much, Brian! It’s very easy to make. 🙂

  • March 1, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    I love desserts without all the fat and I’m a coconut, apple, nut loving sort so this is a winner for me!

    • March 2, 2018 at 10:07 pm

      That’s awesome; I’m glad to hear that, Amanda! 🙂

  • March 1, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    I love apple desserts and this sounds scrumptious! I also like the fact that it doesn’t seem too complicated! Definitely want to try it!

    • March 2, 2018 at 10:07 pm

      Thank you so much, Jacqueline! It’s very easy to make indeed. 🙂

  • March 2, 2018 at 2:10 am

    Great combination of ingredients! Definitely very healthy dessert recipe! Thank you for sharing!

    • March 2, 2018 at 10:06 pm

      Thank you very much, Gala! 🙂

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