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Gluten Free Rum and Spice Apple Tart

This is a fantastic, easy cake made with apple sauce and spices. The apples on top are beautiful and add a bit of flavor and texture, but if you’re pressed for time, you can just add the brown sugar topping mixed with 1/4 tsp cinnamon. I’ve served this for brunch and brought it to friends as a dessert. It’s a small thin cake, but the recipe is easily doubled. I use Bob’s Red Mill White Rice Flour for a nice light texture.

Gluten Free Rum and Spice Apple Tart


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 2 T melted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp rum extract
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1/2 Tablespoon baking powder


  1. Combine all ingredients.
  2. Pour into a 9″ round cake pan lined with parchment paper.
  3. Top with apple slices.
  4. Bake at 400F for 12-15 mins or until top springs back when lightly touched. Remove from oven and sprinkle with 2 T brown sugar.
  5. Return to oven until sugar begins to melt (about 2 mins).

Topping Ingredients:

  • 1/2 apple, cored, peeled and thinly slices
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Combine slices, sugar, juice and cinnamon in a ziplock bag and lightly massage to coat slices.
  2. Lay slices on cake before baking.


Hey Friend! I'm so glad you dropped by! I'm Jodi, I'm a wife, mom of four, homeschooler and world traveler. I've been gluten free for over 15 years and I share tips and recipes especially for gluten free beginners on know gluten.

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