Apple & Raspberry cake

Apple & Raspberry Cake recipe – Gluten free/vegan

Another Cake Friday in the office, another challenge.  After making successful brownies and a not so successful carrot cake, I wanted to try something else.  Something fresh and that’s where the discovery of a gluten free, vegan apple cake came in.  I wanted to add some other flavours so raspberries worked a treat!



  • 2 cups of gluten free flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda (bicarbonate of soda)
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • 1 cup of dates + 1/4 up of boiling water to soak them in
  • 3/4 cup of soy milk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 4 apples – 2 grated and 2 thinly sliced
  • 200g of raspberries
  • Coconut oil for greasing


  1. Preheat the oven to 175C and grease up the sides of a 23cm circular tin with some coconut oil.
  2. Soak dates in boiling water to soften.  Let it cool and keep the liquid.
  3. Add the dry ingredients in a big bowl and mix well.
  4. Blend wet ingredients (dates, water from dates, soy milk, vanilla extract, apple cider vinegar) in a blender until smooth.
  5. Add grated apple and blend again.
  6. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and fold carefully, add raspberries and smoosh these around.
  7. Pour the mixture into the tin and then place the sliced apples in concentric circles n the top.  Dust with cinnamon and optional, some brown sugar and then place in the oven.
    Apple & Raspberry cake
  8. Bake for 40-45 minutes until testing with a skewer comes out clean.
  9. Remove and let cool and if you want to, you can dust the top with some icing sugar, but not necessary!

Apple & Raspberry cake

This cake went down a treat and thoroughly recommend it!


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