Gluten-Free Apple Cake With Salted Caramel
Serves: 9" round cake
  • 3 apples
  • 100g gluten-free oat flour (1 cup)
  • 35g buckwheat flour (1/4 cup)
  • 100g ground almonds (1 cup)
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • ¼tsp ground ginger
  • ⅛tsp ground cloves
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 100g coconut sugar (3/4 cup)
  • 3 eggs
  • 80ml olive oil (1/3 cup)
  • 1tsp vanilla
  • Salted caramel:
  • 300ml full fat coconut milk (1¼ cup)
  • 75g coconut sugar (1/2 cup)
  • ½tsp sea salt
  • 2tbsp coconut oil
  • Topping:
  • 50g toasted flaked almonds (1/2 cup)
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan)
  2. Grease and line 9" round spring form cake baking tin.
  3. Peel and quarter apples and cut into smaller pieces. Set aside.
  4. In a bowl whisk together oat flour, buckwheat flour, ground almonds, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt and set aside.
  5. In a electric hand or stand up mixer whisk eggs and sugar for about 5 min, add olive oil and vanilla and mix for 2 more min.
  6. Slowly add dry mix to the wet mix and mix until just combined.
  7. Fold in sliced apples.
  8. Spoon the mixture into your prepared tin and level the surface.
  9. Bake for about 30-35 min or until a cocktail stick comes out clean.
  10. Remove from the oven once ready and leave to cool down for 20 min before removing from the tin.
  11. While the cake is baking prepare the salted caramel.
  12. Place coconut milk, coconut sugar and sea salt into a small pot and bring to a boil. Leave to simmer for about 40 minutes until it thickens and looks darker in colour.
  13. Remove from heat, stir in coconut oil and leave to cool down.
  14. To assemble the cake, place the cake onto a serving platter, pour cooled salted caramel on top and generously sprinkle with toasted flaked almonds.
  15. Enjoy!
To make oat flour blend oats until you have flour like consistency.
To make toasted flaked almonds toss them on a dry pan on a medium heat until they are lightly toasted.
Recipe by Nirvana Cakery at