Gluten-Free Chai Spiced Apple Cake

Recipe by:



Simple Gluten Free Kitchen

CeliacCorner’s Featured Food Blogger for January 2014


Hello, I am Balvinder from simpleglutenfreekitchen.

I was born, raised in India and now live in Richmond BC, Canada.

I was diagnosed with gluten intolerance in 2008 and severe anemia was the reason for testing. The idea of creating this blog came into being when later, I was recovering from a surgery and had lot of time to experiment in the kitchen. I always loved to create recipes from scratch and when my gluten free recipes were loved by my friends and (of course family), I thought of sharing them with others. So, here I am 2 and half years later.


all images courtesy of Simple Gluten Free Kitchen



“A beautiful apple cake baked with granny smith apples and Indian chai spices …”


Prep Time:  10 minutes

Cook Time:  40 minutes

Total Time:  50 minutes

Yield:  5 Servings




73 g (3/4 cup) almond meal

96 g (3/4 cup) brown rice flour

145 g (3/4 cup) golden brown sugar

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup butter

2 eggs

1.5 cup diced granny smith apple

Chai Spice:

1/2 tsp cardamom powder

1/4 tsp ground cloves

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/4 tsp ginger powder (optional)

1 tsp cinnamon




1.  Preheat oven to 350°f. Spray a bundt or a tube pan with cooking spray.
2.  In a small bowl mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and chai spices.
3.  In a mixer bowl or a large bowl, combine butter, brown sugar and eggs.
4.  Whisk in dry ingredients until just mixed.
5.  Stir in apple chunks.
6.  Spoon batter into the prepared pan, and smooth top.
7.  Bake for 40 minutes or until the tester inserted in cake comes out clean.
8.  Let cake cool in pan on a wire rack for 30 minutes. Invert onto rack to cool completely.

Recipe adapted from Apple cinnamon bundt cake by Martha Stewart.


Thanks Balvinder!

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On January 5th, 2014, posted in: CeliacCorner Blogs by
4 Responses to Gluten-Free Chai Spiced Apple Cake
  1. I’m assuming almond meal is the same as almond flour, which I have on hand, will probably make this soon. thank you.

    • Hi Jennifer, please accept my apologies for late response, I don’t get any notification if someone asks any question. Almond meal is coarser than almond flour. You can use it fairly interchangeably in baking, just keep in mind the texture would be slightly different if the recipe asks for almond meal.

  2. […] I also thank Paula of celiac corner for featuring me and my recipe, chai spiced apple cake for the month of January. Her blog is an informative resource […]

  3. Thank you. I am new to a celiac diagnosis, and this recipe looks easy enough to tackle.

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