slice of apple crumb cake on white plate

Apple Crumb Cake

  • Author: thebananadiaries
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 35
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 15 1x


Deliciously sweet and easy healthier apple crumb cake that is undetectably vegan and gluten free! Layered with a cinnamon crumble and fresh apples, it’s the perfect fall treat!



Crumb Topping:

  • 1 1/2 cups 1:1 gluten free baking flour, or regular flour
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter, melted


  • 2 1/2 cups 1:1 gluten free baking flour, or regular flour
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3/4 cup light coconut milk or dairy free milk
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp + 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups chopped apples, skinned (about 34 large apples)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375F and line a 9″x13″ sheet cake pan (or smaller) with parchment paper.
  2. Prepare the crumble first. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, coconut sugar and cinnamon.
  3. Pour in melted vegan butter, and mix together until it resembles a wet crumble. Set aside while preparing the cake.
  4. Add apple cider vinegar to the dairy free milk and let sit while preparing the dry ingredients for the cake.
  5. Toss the chopped apples in a large bowl with 2 tsp cinnamon.
  6. To prepare the cake, use a large bowl and whisk together the flour, coconut sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and 1 tsp cinnamon. 
  7. Add in the applesauce, melted vegan butter, dairy free milk and apple cider vinegar mixture, and vanilla, and mix together until there are no clumps left. 
  8. Pour the batter into the cake pan. 
  9. Add the chopped apples on top of the cake to create the middle layer.
  10. Sprinkle the cinnamon crumble evenly over the cake until all the apple is covered.
  11. Place the apple crumb cake into the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the toothpick comes out clean.
  12. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10-15 minutes then serve!

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 square
  • Calories: 347
  • Sugar: 29
  • Fat: 11
  • Saturated Fat: 7
  • Carbohydrates: 63
  • Fiber: 3
  • Protein: 2

Keywords: apple crumb cake, gluten free apple cake, vegan apple cake, healthy apple crumble