Gluten-Free Apple Pie Cake


Perfect for apple season, this gluten-free sheet cake spiked with cinnamon apple goodness and topped with a crispy crumble is the best of both worlds—pie and cake!

For the cake
1 box Natural Grocers® Brand Gluten Free Vanilla Cake Mix
10 tablespoons Natural Grocers Brand Organic Plant Based Buttery Sticks or butter, softened
2 tablespoons oil, (any type)
1 cup organic milk , (or dairy-free alternative)
3 large Natural Grocers Brand Organic Pasture-Raised Eggs
2 teaspoons organic vanilla extract
For the apple mixture
2 large organic apples (Gala, Granny Smith, Pink Lady), core removed and flesh chopped into ½-inch pieces
1 teaspoon Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Organic Ground Cinnamon
1 tablespoon organic lemon juice
For the topping
3⁄4 cup Natural Grocers Brand Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour, or Bulk Almond Flour
1⁄4 cup Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Organic Coconut Sugar
1 stick Natural Grocers Brand Organic Plant Based Buttery Sticks or butter, cut into small pieces
Optional toppings
  organic powdered sugar
  organic cinnamon

1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Grease a 13x9-inch pan with oil or butter.

2. Prepare the cake mix according to package instructions and pour into the prepared pan.

3. In a medium bowl, toss the apple mixture ingredients until well combined. Spread evenly over the cake better.

4. Wipe out the bowl and add the topping ingredients. Using a fork or pastry blender, cut the butter into the flour until the mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the apples and cake batter.

5. Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool completely before serving. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and/or cinnamon just before serving if you’d like and for an extra-special treat, top with a scoop of organic ice cream.


Beverage Pairing

Recommended Beverage Style: Cider

  • Samuel Smith Pear Cider