Gluten and Dairy Free Toffee Apple Cake

serves / makes 12
75 prep time
75 mins cooking time


This cake is the perfect dessert for Bonfire night and is inspired by a toffee apple. It tastes equally good served hot or cold.




For the apple cake:

  • 3 eggs
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g light brown sugar
  • 250ml vegetable or sunflower oil
  • 375g gluten free self-raising four
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 3 medium to large apples, peeled and diced into small cubes (about 500g)
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon, optional

For the toffee sauce:

  • 125g dairy free spread
  • 225g dark brown sugar
  • 60ml dairy free milk, I used soya


Gluten Free Toffee Apple Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 oC and line and grease a 9″ round cake tin
  2. Beat together the eggs and two types of sugar
  3. Add in the oil and beat well
  4. Stir in the flour, cinnamon and xanthan gum and mix until well combined
  5. Mix in the chopped apples
  6. Pour the cake mixture into the lined/greased baking tin and bake in the centre of the oven for 75 minutes
  7. Remove from the oven and start making the toffee sauce which is perfect while the cake is still warm
  8. In a medium sized saucepan add in the brown sugar, dairy free milk and spread
  9. Bring to the boil while stirring continuously
  10. Boil for 2-3 minutes and then pour over the top of the cake