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Gluten Free Apple Streusel Cake

Gluten Free Apple Streusel Cake The besan (chickpea or gram flour) tastes wonderful in this old-fashioned recipe, and has a caramel-like flavor when mixed with brown sugar and butter.

Serves 6.


Fruit Layer:

  • 3 medium Granny Smith apples
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

Cake Batter:

  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 c chickpea flour (besan)
  • 1/2 c granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c buttermilk
  • 2 Tbsp butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 tsp baking powder


  • 1/3 c chickpea flour
  • 1/2 c finely chopped nuts
  • 1/4 c packed brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp firm butter or margarine
  • 1/8 tsp salt


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Generously butter a 9-inch pie baking dish. Dust with chickpea flour.
  2. Peel apples, core, and slice very thinly or about 1/8 inch thick.
  3. In medium bowl, mix apples, lemon juice, cinnamon and nutmeg; place in pie dish.
  4. In same medium bowl, whisk egg until lightly beaten. Add the remaining batter ingredients and blend well. Pour evenly over apple mixture.
  5. In small bowl, mix all streusel ingredients with a fork until crumbly; sprinkle evenly over filling.
  6. Place pie dish on a baking sheet to catch drips. Bake 45 minutes, or until golden brown on top and bubbly around edges. Allow to cool 15 minutes before cutting. Serve warm. Refrigerate any leftovers.

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