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Vegan and gluten-free caramel apple upside-down cake
5 from 2 votes

Caramel Apple Upside-Down Cake

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple, gluten-free, vegan
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
This caramel apple upside-down cake is spiced, fluffy and moist, topped with luscious vegan salted caramel and delicious sliced apples!
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  • ½ jar vegan salted caramel
  • 2-3 apples, peeled and sliced into ¼ inch slices
  • 1¼ cup / 184g gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon / 1.5g fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon / 3g baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon / 4g baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup / 100g olive oil
  • ¼ cup / 50g brown sugar
  • ¼ cup / 50g granulated sugar
  • ½ cup / 120g non-dairy milk
  • 1 flax egg (1T flax meal + 2.5T water)
  • 1 teaspoon / 5g vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons / 10g apple cider vinegar


  • Spread caramel in the bottom of a greased 8 inch / 20 cm cake pan. Lay apples on top. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, whisk together gluten-free flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon. In a separate bowl, mix together oil, brown sugar, granulated sugar, non-dairy milk, flax egg, vanilla extract, and apple cider vinegar.
  • Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until combined. Let the batter rest for about 20-30 minutes to let the gluten-free flour hydrate.
  • While the batter is resting, preheat the oven to 350°F / 180°C. Pour the batter over the sliced apples, even the top with a spatula, and bake it in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let it rest for at least 10 minutes before turning it out onto a plate or platter.
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