Healthy Recipes Free of Gluten, Dairy, and Soy for Serious Eaters

Sticky Apple Cake

Sticky Apple Cake

Fall is amazing in Washington. All the campgrounds in the area have apples falling off the trees. A visit to my son’s house led me to this amazing Sticky Apple Cake. He has a HUGE old apple tree in the front yard. Blankets of apples covered his lawn. With tell-tale signs that the local deer appreciated them as well. I gathered a few from the tree and went to work. I made a ton of Fresh Applesauce, since many recipes call for applesauce as a natural sweetener. I had plenty on stand by and placed individual servings in the freezer for later. I also made a variation of my Mangled Mango & Apple Chutney (no mangos) to accompany our Nut’n Butter Than Butter Chicken Indian dish that same night. Needless to say I was consumed with a passionate drive to create recipes calling for apples! Here is one I think you will enjoy. It is quick and easy. You might also want to check out some of my other apple creations:

Mangled Mango & Apple Chutney
Fresh Apple Bread
Fresh Applesauce

(more in the makings…)


November 2, 2016
: 8
: 15 min
: 25 min


  • Wet Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup applesauce see my recipe or use organic no sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil or avocado oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk or almond milk
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla
  • Dry ingredients
  • 1 cup gluten free flour mixture or 1/2 cup cassava flour + 1/2 almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp fresh grated ginger or 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • Last Ingredients
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts optional
  • 1/2 cup raw flaked coconut optional
  • 1/2 cup raisins or cranberries optional
  • 1/2 chopped apple optional
  • 1/2 cup applesauce this is to spread on top before baking
  • Step 1 Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 9X13 cake baking pan. If using a smaller size pan 8×8 you will need to cook it longer.
  • Step 2 Wet Ingredients: Place all the wet ingredients into a large bowl and blend with immersion blender or hand mixer until smooth. If you are using my applesauce recipe you will have a few apple lumps!
  • Step 3 Dry Ingredients: Place all the dry ingredient into a medium bowl and whisk with a fork until blended.
  • Step 4 Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Blend well.
  • Step 5 Last Ingredients: Add your choice of last ingredients. I used them all and was it yummy!
  • Step 6 Pour into a 9X13 cake sheet pan. Spread the last 1/2 cup of applesauce over the top.
  • Step 7 Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. This is a sticky cake so the knife check might not be the best test. Tap the top and if it springs back it’s done!
  • Step 8 Serve warm and drizzle with pure coconut cream milk, whipped coconut cream or dairy free vanilla ice cream.


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