June 11, 2020

Apple, sultana and cinnamon cake (Gluten & dairy free)

My fruity apple and sultana cake is perfect served with a cup of tea or coffee, as a delicious mid morning treat. It’s gluten and dairy free, filled with grated apple, sultanas and cinnamon, and is one of my favourites to make!

To make this cake you will need a standard 9 inch loose bottomed cake tin, you can purchase one by clicking here. If you do make my apple, sultana and cinnamon cake then don’t forget to tag me in your photos over on social media.

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5 from 4 votes

Apple, sultana and cinnamon cake (GF, DF)

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 15 minutes


  • 200 g gluten free self raising flour
  • 200 g dairy free butter
  • 200 g light brown sugar
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 4 apples (2 grated in the cake mixture and 2 chopped into slices on the top)
  • 100 g sultanas
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum


  • Pre heat your oven to 180°C and grease and line a round 9 inch loose bottomed cake tin. 
  • Add the dairy free butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and lemon zest to a bowl and whisk well using an electric whisk until creamy.
  • Add the eggs 1 at a time and continue to whisk the mixture.
  • Stir in the self raising flour and xanthan gum to the mixture.  
  • Peel and grate 2 of the apples. Fold the grated apple into the mixture along with your sultanas and then pour the mixure into your greased cake tin.
  • Peel and slice the remaining 2 apples. Press the sliced apples into the top of your cake.
  • Bake in the oven for around an hour and 15 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean. You may need to cover the top with foil towards the end to prevent it from burning. 
  • Leave to cool in the tin and enjoy. 
  • Optional: Sift a little icing sugar over the top of the cake.

I absolutely love seeing what you’ve created, so if you do make this recipe (or any other recipe from my website) don’t forget to tag me over on my social media pages @glutenfreealice and use the hashtag #glutenfreealice

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