Festive Cake with Cloves & Cinnamon | Gluten Free

Christmas clove cake

Special occasions are  a great time to enjoy a festive cake like this one.

Serve this delightful dessert with something warm to drink like Hot Spiced Mulled Cider or Cinnamon Apple Infused Green Tea.

Enjoy the spicy aroma of cloves and cinnamon that fill the air.

A simple gluten free recipe that can be made ahead of time and served when entertaining guests or for a special brunch.





Festive Cake with Cloves & Cinnamon
Serves 12
Festive, Aromatic & Simple
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr
  1. 4 cups gluten free flour, see note
  2. 4 free-range eggs (beaten)
  3. 1 ½ - 2 cups unsulphured molasses
  4. 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  5. 2 teaspoons organic vanilla (optional)
  6. 1 ½ - 2 cups currents or raisins
  7. 1 cup nuts of choice, chopped (optional)
  8. ½ teaspoon rock or Himalayan salt
  9. 2 teaspoons cloves
  10. 3-4 teaspoons cinnamon (to taste)
  11. 1 teaspoon baking soda (aluminum-free)
  1. In a large bowl, mix together eggs, molasses , butter and vanilla (optional)
  2. Gradually stir in 3 ¾ cup flour to the egg mixture. Combine well
  3. In a small bowl, mix the remaining flour (¼ cup), clove, cinnamon, salt and baking soda. Gently add to the batter. Do not over mix or the cake will be rubbery.
  4. Fold in currants or raisins and nuts (optional)
  5. Lightly oil and flour a Bundt pan or 2 cake pans
  6. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C)
  7. Bake gluten-free New Year's Cake for 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean
  8. Cool on rack
  9. Serve with sliced bananas or cooked spiced apples, icing or cream cheese frosting
  1. Diet type: Vegetarian
  2. Diet tags: Gluten Free
  3. Culinary tradition: English
  4. Note: Best with 2 cups brown rice flour mixed with other flours like amaranth, buckwheat, oat, millet, quinoa or for a nutty flavor almond or hazelnut.
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Fresh Organic Ingredients for Festive Cake

Wholesome Sweeteners Fair Trade Organic Molasses

Simply Organic Pure Vanilla Extract Certified Organic

Made In Nature Organic Raisins, Dried and Unsulfured

Bob’s Red Mill Baking Soda

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Featured picture: Vegan Feast Catering via photopin cc
Bundt clove cake with frosting: djwtwo via photopin cc


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