Gluten-Free Apple Sponge Cake With Almond Topping

Published on Oct 04, 2019

  by   Kristina Stosek

12 reviews

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 35 minutes Serves: 8
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This gluten-free apple sponge cake has layers of thinly sliced apples finished with the most delicious almond topping. The fresh sweet-tart apples make this sponge cake super moist and not overly sweet. 

this apple recipe is all about the almond topping,

Add the crunchy almond topping to the mix, and you will find every slice irresistibly addictive.

Cooking with apples is super easy! In this recipe, I used two varieties, Granny Smith and Honeycrisp. Both apples are great for baking because Granny Smith is a juicy tart apple, and Honeycrisp is a sweet crispy apple.


whole and sliced apples


In this gluten-free apple sponge cake recipe, the two varieties will give you the perfect texture with a balanced sweet and tart flavour. 

In eastern Europe, this dessert is a staple in most homes. The cake is made simply with plenty of fresh apples, baked in a lightly sweetened sponge cake and finished with crunchy almond topping. 

All in all, this is a simple gluten-free apple dessert recipe. You will find that this melt-in-your-mouth coffee cake can be served for breakfast, as an anytime snack, or as a dessert.


top view of apple sponge cake with serving spoons and small plates


a simple gluten-free apple dessert recipe,

This apple recipe is all about the simplicity of ingredients. However, the texture and flavour are second to none. You will need fresh apples and a few sliced almonds to start this recipe. Most likely, you have all the other ingredients in your gluten-free pantry.

This recipe has been in my family for many years. All I had to do was create a gluten-free version. Since this apple recipe is known to be simple, I wanted to keep it that way. To do this, I used only a gluten-free flour blend

With some other minor changes, this apple sponge cake came out just as I remember it, DELICIOUS!

Need more apple recipes? Check out these gluten-free recipes using fresh apples.

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Many thanks!

Kristina xx


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thank you Angela for sharing, and sticking to the recipe!


When i made this recipe, i thought it wasnt gonna work, despite the good ratings. I thought the ovem temperature was too high (i had to cover the cake with foil half way through), i thought the batter wasnt enough and too thick. But i stuck to the recipe. And magic worked.... This absolutely beautiful and tasty cake came out! Well surprised!


various flour blends may react differently. So happy to hear that you added more liquid and made it work. Thank you for the info


This cake is just the right amount of sweetness, but I had some difficulty with the recipe. I followed everything and ended with batter the consistency of peanut butter and it wouldn't spread over the apples at all. I put it back in the mixer and added 1/3 cup almond milk. It spread, but just barely. It will definitely make it again, but I may use GF flour with less xanthan gum and or add more liquid.

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