Gluten Free Apple Bundt Cake

Gluten free apple Bundt cake is one of those cakes you just can’t resist.  It’s moist and dense and truly a wonderful cake.  It’s perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dessert! 

slice of gluten free apple bundt cake on white plate with red apple in background

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A few years ago, my daughter and I were going pretty regularly to the Old Beach Farmer’s Market, which is a market at the beach here in VB that happens every Saturday morning during the summer, and once a month during the other months. A local baker sells slices of some of her cakes, and Bre bought a slice of apple Bundt cake from her. Of course I couldn’t buy any because it wasn’t gluten free, but it looked SO GOOD!!!! I came home and immediately went to work on a gluten free version.

What You’ll Need for This Cake

For the Cake

  • Kim’s gluten free flour blend — a store bought blend may be substituted, but hasn’t been tested.
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Granulated sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Peeled and diced apples
ingredients needed for apple cake

For the Icing

  • Powdered sugar
  • Milk
  • Vanilla extract
drizzling glaze on bundt cake

How to Make Apple Cake

This gluten free apple Bundt cake is so simple to make. The apples tend to almost melt into the cake and create pockets of gooey, almost caramel-like yumminess!

  • Combine the eggs, oil, and sugar in a large bowl and beat until well combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients into the wet and blend well.
  • Add the diced apples and beat for just about 10 seconds to distribute apples throughout. The batter will be quite thick.
  • Scoop into prepared Bundt pan.
  • Bake at 325 degrees F for one hour ten minutes to one hour twenty minutes, or until skewer inserted close to the center comes out clean.
  • Cool in pan for 15 minutes before inverting onto serving plate to finish cooling.

Apple Bundt Cake FAQs

What Type of Apples are Best for this Cake?

I personally prefer a softer apple to a firm apple in this cake. Something like a Rome, Golden Delicious, or Macintosh works very well.

Do I Have to Grease and Flour the Pan or Can I Just Use Pan Spray?

I’d strongly suggest to grease AND flour the Bundt pan to prevent sticking. You can spray the entire pan with nonstick spray and then take a pastry brush and brush that into all corners and swirls, etc. Follow with a dusting of gluten free flour, tapping out the excess.

Does This Cake Require Refrigeration?

No, as long as it’s consumed within 48 hours. After that, I’d suggest refrigerating it or even freezing it in individually wrapped slices.

whole apple bundt cake with dripping white icing on live edge wood plate

What are you waiting for? Grab your apples and make this fall cake now! You’re gonna love it!!!!

slice of gluten free apple bundt cake on white plate with red apple in background

Gluten Free Apple Bundt Cake


Gluten free apple Bundt cake is one of those cakes that you just can't resist.  It's moist and dense and truly a wonderful cake.  It's perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dessert! 

4.41 from 5 votes

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes

Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Servings 12 servings




  • 3 cups (420 g) Kim's gluten free flour blend
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups (400 g) granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • cups (300 ml) canola or vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups (about 2-3 large) apples, peeled and cut into cubes


  • 2 cups (250 g) powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp milk, warm
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract



For the Cake

  • Preheat oven to 325° F. Grease and flour Bundt cake and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add eggs, sugar, and oil. Blend on medium speed until thick, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add dry ingredients slowly to the egg/oil mixture and blend just to combine briefly.
  • Add apples and mix on low until well combined. Batter will be very thick.
  • Spoon into prepared Bundt pan. Bake for 1½ hours, or until a long skewer inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • Cool on a wire rack in the Bundt pan for 15 minutes before inverting onto a cake plate or stand to finish cooling.

For the Icing

  • Whisk icing ingredients in a small bowl or measuring cup until smooth and pour over cake. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Keyword apple Bundt cake, Gluten Free
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Inspired by Paula Deen’s Uncle Bob’s Fresh Apple Cake

8 thoughts on “Gluten Free Apple Bundt Cake”

  • I made this stelar cake yesterday, my teenagers couldn’t stop eating it mentioning “ mom it’s the first time in 12 yeasr a gluten-free cake taste and looks like a regular cake” so true!
    Thank you Kim, for this wonderful recipe!

  • Great flavor! The house smelled soooo fragrant!! I chose to bake this in 3 small loaf pans so I could freeze it more easily. It is delicious, but I can only give it a 4 star rating as the center of the cake fell. Which I absolutely did not expect it to do. I was VERY careful in weighing out my flour blend, using all fresh ingredients. I thought I followed the recipe to perfection, too. Am I doing something wrong?

    • I’m guessing that baking it in three small loaf pans is what caused it to not bake properly as this is meant to be baked in a Bundt pan. I’m not saying it won’t work in loaf pans, but if you change how the recipe is written, there most likely will need to be some experimenting in finding the best temperature and time to bake them. My guess is that they weren’t baked long enough, but again, without experimenting myself using loaf pans, I really can’t say for sure. My suggestion next time is to pour all the batter in the loaf pans, but only bake one at first to see exactly how long it takes before baking the other two. However, as this is meant to be baked in a Bundt pan, I’m honestly not sure if it will even work in a loaf pan. I don’t see why it wouldn’t, but you never know until you experiment.

  • Kim
    I made the apple cake and no one even knew it was gluten free. It was such a hit. But I wanted to know if I could make muffins and how would I adust the cooking time and any other changes that need to be made.

    • Thank you, Andrea! So glad you liked it!!

      I would start with checking them at 20-25 minutes and then every 2-3 minutes after that 🙂

  • I’ve got this in the oven now and can’t wait to try it! FYI, you don’t mention in the instructions when to put in the vanilla. I almost left it out but then realized it was missing and added it in with the apples! 😉

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