Cinnamon Apple Cake { Paleo, GF }

Grain-free, Dairy-free

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I woke up very early this morning and decided to bake a cake. But not just any cake… a Paleo, Grain-free, Gluten-free, Clean… Cinnamon Apple Cake.

It’s a very Fall inspired, cinnamon-filled fluffy cake that is brimming with apples.

I made it using a combination of almond flour, coconut flour and tapioca flour, and of course, a healthy amount of both cinnamon and apples. It’s delicious, and it came at just the right time!

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When I say it came at the right time, I mean it!

I just got back from a trip to Europe two days ago. This is why I only posted once last week.

I was gone for two weeks and tried to make enough recipes in advance so that I could post twice a week while I was gone, but I was not lucking out in the recipe department.

For me, my best recipes happen at random. For example when I wake up early and decide to bake a cake. šŸ™‚

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However, when I have a time constraint and must make 6 recipes in one week… I tend to not be so lucky.

I had quite a few recipe flops and so I decided that it would be OK for me to just post once my last week of vacation.

That being said, I was SO excited to get back home and start recipe testing and posting recipes again, BUUUT now Hurricane Irma is heading our way. ( I live in South Florida ).


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However, I didn’t know about this when I woke up at 5 am this morning ( because of jet lag). I hadn’t checked the news yet, so I merrily baked thisĀ Cinnamon Apple Cake, totally unaware that a category 5 hurricane was potentially heading my way.

This involved mixing together almond flour, coconut flour, tapioca flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in one bowl.

And maple syrup, honey, eggs, olive oil, and apple sauce in another bowl.

I combined the bowls together, mixed and then folded in diced apples.

Then I poured the batter into a round baking tin, and let the house fill with amazing apple cinnamon smells!

I enjoyed this AMAZING Apple Cinnamon Cake with a nice cup of coffee. But then I read the news and so I ended up spending the rest of my day running around town buying water and nonperishable goods, and gas.

I’m not sure yet if I’m going to be evacuating or whatnot, BUUUUT this means that I won’t be able to make as many recipes as I wanted to or to catch up on posting them. Sorry about that!

I will be able to write some travel posts about my recent trip to Belgium, the Netherlands and Sweden, so at least I have some posts in the pipeline.

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I’ll keep everyone posted, and in the meantime, make thisĀ Cinnamon Apple Cake. It’s rustic, full of the best Fall flavors ( cinnamon and apple), and it’s so darn fluffy!

It’s just soooo good!

Cinnamon Apple Cake { Paleo, GF } | Perchance to Cook,

Cinnamon Apple Cake { Paleo, GF } | Perchance to Cook,

5 from 8 votes
Cinnamon Apple Cake { Paleo, GF } | Perchance to Cook,
Cinnamon Apple Cake { Paleo, GF }
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins

A very Fall inspired, cinnamon-filled fluffy cake that is brimming with apples. 

Servings: 8 slices
Author: Dominique | Perchance to Cook
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon (ceylon is best)
  • Ā¼ cup maple syrup
  • Ā¼ cup honey
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups diced apples this was 1 apple for me
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 inch round pan and cover in parchment paper.

  2. Mix the almond flour, coconut flour, tapioca flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon together in a large bowl.

  3. In another large bowl, add the maple syrup, honey, eggs, olive oil, and apple sauce. Whisk.

  4. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix.

  5. Fold the diced apples into the batter

  6. Pour the batter into the round baking pan. Top with a few slices of apples to decorate the top.

  7. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until the cake is set and golden.

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  1. Oh, NO!! South Florida?? We have a dear friend in Venice, Florida and he’s staying put at friend’s house. He lives on the Island and is 94. My prayers are with all of you.

    Your cake looks wonderful. I’m going to be trying out the recipe. Stay safe!!

    1. Thank you! We are hoping that it keeps losing steam. Right now it went down to a category 4.

  2. Apple cake can just make you happy anytime. Your apple cake recipe looks simple to follow . Cant wait to try this beauty in my kitchen.

  3. I love the combination of apple and cinnamon. This cake sounds so delish. So nutritious as well with the almond and coconut in there.

    1. Thank you! Such great Fall flavors!

  4. Apple cinnamon is hitting the spot these days! Yum! This looks so delicious.

  5. Well this just looks and sounds lovely! I can definitely relate to your planning process – I’m the same way. The more I try to plan out recipes and blog posts in advance, the more fails I have and the more stressed out I get. Everything goes more smoothly when I let the blog be just a true reflection of what’s happening in my kitchen in my real time – but of course that goes against some aspects of my type A personality, HA! I really hope you and yours stay safe and come out of Irma OK – will be thinking of you!

    1. You totally get me when it comes to the recipe planning process! haha Thanks for the safe wishes!

  6. Love the way you’ve decorated the top of this – what a beautiful cake!

  7. This looks amazing and you are right…the best recipes are the random one!! I hope you had fun in Europe!! I love Europe! Great looking recipe! I’m printing it off now so I can make it this week!

    1. Oh great! Let me know how you like it!!

  8. That sounds delicious! Definitely apple season, here, and a cake is just right.

    And as I write this, Irma is barrelling down on you – I hope that all will be well with you and yours!

    1. Thanks Anne! I’m on the east coast so things are looking better for us. The rain has begun, but I’m hoping it keeps moving more and more west and misses Florida completely!

  9. I’m so excited for fall baking and all things apple! This cake looks perfect for cooler weather.

  10. Sounds like a great option for a gluten free dessert!

  11. This cake looks so delicious! I hope you are staying safe and not too affected by Irma x

  12. SO perfect for fall! This looks incredibly amazing!

  13. Apple and cinnamon are complete each other. And with all those ingredients.. your recipe sound perfect! love to try it soon

  14. I can not get enough apples this time of year! Can’t wait to put this one into the rotation.

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