gluten free dried fruit loaf cake recipe

Do you like loaf cakes?
Loaf cakes are basically a denser cake batter baked in a loaf pan.
They are normally less sweet than a regular cake and require no icing. You can icing them if you want but it is not necessary.
Loaf cakes slice nicely and are a perfect light cake with a cup of tea.
For this loaf cake recipe I used the flour blend Cup4Cup. It is available at Williams Sonoma stores in North America.
I used goat milk in this recipe but feel free to substitute regular cow milk or coconut milk in the recipe. I like using goat milk as a substitute for cow’s milk for it has the same creaminess and does not separate when heated.

Gluten Free Dried Fruit Loaf Cake


  • 1/2 cup Earth Balance vegan “butter”, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups Cup4Cup gluten free flour blend
  • 1 tsp gluten free baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cardamon
  • 1/2 cup goat milk
  • 1 cup dried apricots, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1/4 cup dried blueberries


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • In a stand mixer cream the vegan “butter’ with the brown sugar.
  • Add the eggs and mix again, scraping the sides of the bowl to incorporate all.
  • Increase to medium and beat for a minute.
  • In a small bowl whisk the gluten free flour blend, salt, baking powder and spices.
  • Add the dry ingredients, alternately with the goat milk to the batter.
  • Mix on medium speed until batter is smooth.
  • Add the dried fruits and mix on low for a minute.
  • Pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake for 45-50 minutes.
  • Cover the loaf with a piece of aluminum foil for the first 20 minutes.
  • Remove foil and continue baking until a toothpick comes out clean from loaf.
  • Remove from oven and let cool.
  • Enjoy!
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gluten free dried fruit loaf cake recipe
gluten free dried fruit loaf cake recipe