Gluten Free Honey Apple Cake

Gluten Free Honey Apple Cake

One of our favorite fall activities is picking apples. Creating new recipes to use them in is a fun challenge, and my new Gluten Free Honey Apple Cake is a success story I don’t mind sharing with you.

Whether you’re looking for new ways to use bushels of overly-ambitiously-picked apples or are in need of a truly delicious Rosh Hashanah recipe, this moist, flavorful gluten free cake will make everyone happy!

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Honey is not only a wonderful baking ingredient (did you know it keeps cakes and breads soft and helps them stay fresh longer?) for a touch of sweetness, it’s also used in Jewish recipes at Rosh Hashanah to signify hope for a “sweet” new year.

Paired with apples, which ancient Jews believed had healing properties and which are mentioned as a symbolic fruit throughout the Bible, these two ingredients are not only delicious, they’re meaningful.

honey apple cake slices waterI like baking this beauty in a bundt pan, but a couple loaf pans would do the trick, too. Or even bake them as muffins to spread the love.

However and whenever you choose to make this cake, enjoy it in good health and may it bring you all sweet things in your new year.

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Gluten Free Honey Apple Cake

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4.9 from 7 reviews

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  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 1 large bundt cake


Gluten Free Honey Apple Cake:

  • 2 cups peeled & thinly sliced crisp apples like Fuji, Gala or Honeycrisp (~ 1-2 apples)
  • 1 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbs. granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 3 ¼ cups gfJules™ All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour (439 gr)
  • 1 Tbs. + 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. tsp. kosher salt
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup natural applesauce (no sugar added)
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¾ cup coconut oil, melted (or other vegetable oil)
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup apple cider or juice

Glaze ingredients:

  • ¾ cup sifted confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbs. milk of choice


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Oil a 10-inch Bundt or tube pan well, then set aside.

Slice apples and place in a bowl filled with water and 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Stir, then drain in a colander. Return to the bowl.

Whisk 2 tablespoons of sugar with 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, then pour over the apples while stirring.

In a separate bowl, measure then whisk together the gfJules flour, baking powder and salt.

In another mixing bowl, beat together the eggs with granulated sugar, brown sugar, applesauce, honey, melted coconut oil and vanilla extract. Once incorporated, stir in the dry ingredients, mixing slowly and pouring apple cider on top. Continue mixing for one minute.

Pour one third of the batter into the bottom of the Bundt pan. Arrange apple slices to cover the batter; pour more batter on top to cover the apples, then arrange the remaining slices on top of the batter and top with remaining batter. Make sure the batter covers all the apple slices.

Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a cake tester or skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow the cake to cool for 10-15 minutes. Gently turn the cake out onto a wire cooling rack and let the cake cool completely before icing.

Whisk glaze ingredients together in a small bowl, adding more or less milk until the icing is able to be drizzled over the cake without being watery. Add more confectioner’s sugar if the icing gets too thin; add more milk if it’s too thick.

Gluten Free Honey Apple Cake for Rosh Hashanah or anytime honey and apple sound as good together as they taste!

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Whether you’re looking for new ways to use apples or a truly delicious Rosh Hashanah recipe, this gluten-free Honey Apple Cake will make everyone happy!

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69 thoughts on “Gluten Free Honey Apple Cake

  1. Looks simply delicious!! My love for apples is off the charts this year and I have a special place in my heart for the classic bundt cake. All those apples baked in this beauty have me hoping to fit it in my schedule to make soon!!

  2. Glad to hear I’m not the only one with a family of over ambitious apple pickers, lol! I’ll definitely be making this soon. Looks amazing!

    • Nope – when those ripe apples are out, it’s hard to pass them by! And then you can’t let them go to waste – this cake is a true apple saver!