This gluten free and vegan gingerbread apple cake tastes so good. You’ll want to go back for seconds and thirds? It exists, and I am so excited to be sharing this recipe with you! With only a few simple ingredients, anyone can make this delicious cake for themselves or as a baked gift when visiting a friend’s house.
I love how the entire recipe from start to finish only takes approximately one hour, give or take. The result is a fresh, homemade cake – and nothing beats that, am I right?
Substituting regular flour with gluten-free flour and oak milk instead of regular, this recipe was made to be gluten-free and vegan-friendly so that everyone can enjoy its scrumptious taste. Whether you have a gluten intolerance or not, and even if you aren’t vegan, I can guarantee you will still love it – that’s how yummy it is!
This gingerbread apple cake is the perfect example of a hearty, rustic, and 100% shareable recipe. You will want to make this particularly during winter time when gingerbread-flavored treats are a must. Indulge in its subtly spiced taste and moist texture during the colder months to get the full “gingerbread cake” experience.
Not to mention that the healthier ingredients in this cake compared to the other cakes out there make it a more viable choice for those on a diet. You won’t even feel guilty eating it! Knowing that it’s gluten-free will make it all the more special for those who can’t eat gluten (and there are plenty of other gluten-free recipes you can try, too)!
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The grated apples, cinnamon, and other benefit-packed ingredients produce this incredible winter-essential taste while also helping to regulate blood sugar, and improve digestion. I can already hear all of you with gluten intolerances praising me for this recipe!
Gluten Free Vegan Gingerbread Apple Cake Recipe
Gluten Free Vegan Gingerbread Apple Cake
Vegan Cream Cheese
- 1/2 cup vegan cream cheese
- 1/3 cup vegan butter
- 3 cup powdered sugar
- 1 cup pecans chopped
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees and prepare two round cake pans.
- In a mixing bowl, prepare flax eggs by mixing flax seeds and water. Let rest.
- Grate the apple and place in a bowl.
- Add sugar, molasses, oil, vanilla, oat milk and grated apples to the flax egg. Stir to combine ingredients.
- Add in 1 cup of the gluten free flour then add the baking soda, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, and gluten free oats. Stir with a spoon to combine.
- Pour the dry ingredients over the wet ingredients and stir again to combine.
- Pour the cake batter into the prepared pans.
- Bake for about 30 minutes. Remove from oven and set the apple cakes on racks to cool.
- While the apple cake is baking, add all cream cheese ingredients into a bowl and mix well to make the frosting
- Once the cakes are cool, add 1/3 of the frosting to the top of the bottom apple cake layer. Spread evenly to evenly distribute over the cake.
- Next add the top layer of cake and frost with the remaining vegan cream cheese frosting.
- Apply the fronting to the sides of the cake and then add crushed pecans around the cake or on the top to finish.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
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There are a lot of words I could use to describe this cake. Perfect? An understatement. Tender? Let me just say that you won’t leave a single crumb on the plate.
Enjoy a slice of this gingerbread apple cake with your morning tea, brunch, or even as an afternoon snack. Trust me when I say you won’t resist sharing this tasty cake with others. It’s got that cheery, friendly vibe that just makes me want to organize to have a friend over immediately. And if you’re trying to think of a new dessert item for holiday gatherings, put this recipe on the top of your list. You won’t regret it, and neither will your friends/family!
Let me know if you try to make this gluten free vegan gingerbread apple cake recipe. I have a few more apple recipes coming to the blog soon. Make sure you take apple picking photos if you go to the orchard this year and use these apple picking caption ideas for inspiration.
Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is a storyteller, food lover, dog mom and adventure seeker living on the Pacific coast. She shares her passion for recipes, dogs, sustainability, adventures, travel and philanthropy, in hopes of encouraging followers to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places and stand for a cause. Bella lives with Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease.
Bella Bucchiotti is a freelance food, travel, and lifestyle writer for MSN and the Associated Press Wire.