Gluten-Free Apple Spice Cake from GFFP Certified Brand, Relative Foods

Apple Spice Cake

Relative Foods
Gluten-Free Apple Spice Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting. Yes please! Using Relative Foods brown sugar and cane sugar, this apple cake makes the perfect slice with a hot cup of apple cidar.
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Servings 8


  • 2 cups Diced apples
  • 1 tbsp Relative Foods brown sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon


  • 2 cups All gluten-free purpose flour
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • ¾ tsp Salt
  • ¾ tsp Ground nutmeg
  • tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 cup Vegetable oil (you can substitute butter)
  • ½ cup Relative Foods brown sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla


  • 8 ounces Cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup Butter, softened
  • 1 cup Relative Foods brown sugar
  • 1 cup Powdered sugar
  • tsp Vanilla
  • 1 tsp Pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ cup Chopped walnuts (optional)



  • Combine diced apples with 1 tbsp Relative Foods brown sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon. Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350F• Grease three 6" (or two 9”) cake rounds.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, spices, and salt and set aside
  • In a separate mixing bowl, combine vegetable oil (or butter) and sugars. Beat until well combined, about 2 minutes.
  • Add eggs one at a time until thoroughly mixed, then add vanilla.
  • Slowly fold in flour mixture then fold in apples.
  • Spread batter evenly into prepared pans and bake for 35-45 mins or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Place cakes on wire rack to cool for 10 minutes then turn over and out onto wire rack to cool completely.


  • In a large mixing bowl beat the cream cheese, butter, sugars, vanilla and pie spice until smooth, approx 5 minutes.
  • Spread frosting between layers and over top and sides of cake.
  • Gently press walnuts into frosting on top of the cake. Refrigerate leftovers
Keyword apple spice cake, fall recipes, gluten free cake, gluten-free dessert