Gluten-free and Vegan Apple Streusel Cake

Manjela HaverlandCake, Recipes2 Comments

Today I am sharing my recipe for a gluten-free and vegan apple streusel cake. Apple cake is just nice. There is something about warm apples in any form really, apple compote, baked apples, apple cake or just apple and peanut butter (which is my favourite).

Lucky me has a little apple tree in her garden, which produced an abundance of apples this year. As a result I have had apples in all kind of forms almost every day since the beginning of September. And they are lovely, they are just so much better than store bought ones could ever be. One result of this apple abundance that has been happening in my garden is this streusel cake. I love streusel. I could put them on anything.

Apple Streusel Cake

Streusel cake is a classic in has been the first cake I ever made. Back in the day when I was about 16 years old I used to make cherry streusel for special occasions. Everybody loved it and I had to make over and over and over again. So streusel cake is just always gonna have a special place in my heart.

Enough reminiscing in the past for now though, lets share this gluten-free and vegan apple streusel cake. It's fruity and yummy and fluffy and crispy, it's simply delicious. Enjoy!

Apple Streusel Cake

Gluten-free & Vegan Apple Streusel Cake

Course Dessert
Keyword apple, cake, glutenfree, streusel, vegan
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8
Author Manjela Haverland


For the Streusel

  • 1 1/2 cups glutenfree oat flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter
  • 2 apples (pealed and chopped)

For the cake

  • 4 tbsp vegan butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple sauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup vegan yoghurt
  • 1 cup gluten-free all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F / 180 C. Grease 8 inch / 20 cm baking pan.

  2. To make the streusel add the dry ingredients to a medium bowl. Then add melted vegan butter and vanilla and stir until the mixture is combined, set aside.

  3. To make the cake in a large bowl, cream together 4 tbsp vegan butter with the sugar until light and fluffy, add apple sauce. Finally, add vanilla and vegan yoghurt and beat again.

  4. Then add the flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder and stir until just combined.

  5. Spread half the batter at the bottom of the pan. Spread the apple chunks evenly over the batter, then sprinkle about 1 cup of  streusel  over the apples. Spread the remaining batter over the streusel and on top spread the rest of the streusel.

  6. Bake 35-40 minutes or until a fork inserted in the center comes out clean

2 Comments on “Gluten-free and Vegan Apple Streusel Cake”

    1. Hi,
      thank you very much. I only started blogging this year. I’ll have to pass the compliment about the layout to my husband though 😉

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