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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.