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Grain Free Apple Cinnamon Cake

In my opinion, there is nothing better than a guilt-free dessert and this Grain Free Apple Cinnamon Cake is the perfect treat for those on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet or any gluten-free diet.

The first step to this recipe is to make your own applesauce although can use store bought but if you follow the specific carbohydrate diet it is best to just make your own.

It can be hard to find a “legal” applesauce that isn’t full of ingredients that are forbidden on the diet so if you need a good recipe to make your own homemade applesauce, you can try this Crock Pot Apple Sauce Recipe.

Now that you have your homemade applesauce, you can get started on this Grain Free Apple Cinnamon Cake Recipe.

Start off by preheating your oven to 325 degrees, then mix all of the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Set aside and then mix all of the wet ingredients except the applesauce, set that aside.

Mix all of the ingredients for the grain free applesauce cake together and pour half of the batter into a well-greased bread loaf pan.

Add the applesauce on top of the bottom layer then add the rest of the batter into the pan. Bake in the oven for about 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the Grain Free Apple Cinnamon Cake comes out clean.

You can enjoy this Grain Free Apple Cinnamon Cake right out of the oven if you like your cake warm but I prefer to let it cool in the refrigerator for a couple of hours.

Grain Free Apple Cinnamon Cake SCD

This recipe can be made in a cupcake pan if you prefer to make grain free Apple Cinnamon Cupcakes instead. Add a little bit of batter to the bottom of each cupcake liner before adding a scoop of applesauce, then top each cupcake off with another spoonful of batter.

I prefer making this Grain Free Apple Cinnamon Cake in a bread loaf pan because it pairs perfectly with my favorite SCD Blueberry Jelly Recipe spread on top and it is great all by itself.

The applesauce center really helps to keep the bread moist and delicious throughout the baking process and for several days after baking this cake.

If you are looking for a delicious Grain Free cake full of flavor, this Apple Cinnamon Cake is a must try.

Grain Free Apple Cinnamon Cake SCD

Grain Free Apple Cinnamon Cake


  • 3 Cups of Almond Flour
  • 1/4 Cup of Coconut Flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons of Cinnamon
  • 1/3 Cup of Ghee
  • 1/2 Cup of Honey
  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons of Vanilla
  • 1/2 Cup of Almond Milk
  • 2 Cups of Applesauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Mix all of the dry ingredients and then set aside.
  3. Mix all of the wet ingredients except the applesauce.
  4. Mix both wet and dry together then add half of the batter to a greased bread loaf pan.
  5. Spoon in applesauce and then spoon the rest of the batter on top.
  6. Bake for about 55-60 minutes.
  7. Store in refrigerator for up to one week.







Sunday 17th of January 2021

Well geeze, so it sounds good, did anybody make it?

Danisia Ruffin

Saturday 22nd of January 2022

@Patty, that was my question as well! Lol! No comments yet about how it turned out.


Saturday 16th of December 2017

Yummy! My husband loves apple pie, so maybe i'll have to give this apple cinnamon cake a whirl. I'm sure it's just as tasty!

sara lafountain

Friday 15th of December 2017

I am sharing this recipe with my gluten free cousin! I love apple recipes and this one looks so delicious!


Thursday 14th of December 2017

This cake sounds so yummy! Like the perfect fall treat.


Wednesday 13th of December 2017

This sounds absolutely delicious! I can't wait to try this for the Holiday party this year.

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