Honey Apple Cake | Gluten Free

honey apple bundt cake

Eating honey during Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) is said to bring in a sweet new year. During the celebration, honey and apples are served the first night of the holiday. Honey apple cake is usually always served during the festivities.

But you don’t have to be celebrating the New Year in order to enjoy this rich and perfectly spiced honey apple cake. It is great all year round, in the winter when the days are cold or on summers day while enjoying a picnic.

This is an easy to make honey apple cake and it will definitely remind you of festive occasions. It’s super moist, delicately sweet and perfect for a party feast. It freezes well, so make extra. Serve with vanilla ice cream, Honey Sauce (recipe below) or Crème Anglaise Custard.

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Honey Apple Cake
Serves 12
Extra Moist, Comforting & Festive
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
50 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
50 min
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. * ½ cup butter (unsalted), room temperature
  2. * 1 ½ cups water, may substitute orange or apple juice
  3. * 1 cup honey
  4. * 3-4 eggs
  5. * 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  6. * 2 teaspoons orange zest, finely grated
  7. * 3 cups apples (Golden Delicious or Macintosh), chopped
  8. * 2 teaspoons cinnamon (optional)
  9. * ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)
  10. * 1 teaspoon salt
  11. *3 teaspoons baking soda (aluminum free)
  12. * 1 cup nuts (walnuts or pecans), chopped
  13. * 1 ½ cup brown rice flour
  14. * 1 ½ cup oat or coconut flour
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC)
  2. Grease and flour a 12 cup Bundt pan or mini-fluted cake pans
  3. In a large bowl beat honey, oil, butter and water together, mix well. Add eggs one at a time until well blended. Gently stir in vanilla and zest
  4. In another bowl mix the flour and spices. Gently add baking soda. Stir in the liquid mixture beating at low speed until blended. Mixture should be the consistency of cake batter. Fold in apples and nuts.
  5. Let batter rest for 10 minutes
  6. Pour batter into Bundt or mini-fluted cake pans.
  7. Bake Bundt for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Bake mini-fluted cake for about 20 minutes
  8. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, Honey Sauce (below) or Crème Anglaise Custard Sauce and a few pecan pieces for decoration
Notes
  1. You can substitute rice and oat flour for already mixed gluten-free flour.
  2. Diet type: Vegetarian
  3. Diet Tags: Gluten Free
  4. Culinary Tradition: Greek
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mini honey apple cake

Here is the recipe for the Honey Sauce. Make plenty, it goes well with just about anything!

 
Honey Sauce
Perfectly Sweet & Delightful
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Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
2 min
Total Time
4 min
Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
2 min
Total Time
4 min
Ingredients
  1. * ½ cup honey
  2. * 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
  3. * ½ cup apple juice or cider
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan over medium-high heat, mix the honey and juice. Bring to a boil. Stir constantly; continue cooking until mixture thickens, about 1 to 2 minutes. For a thicker sauce, reduce heat to low once it comes to a boil. Stir frequently and cook until it’s the desired consistency.
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2 Responses

  1. Lisa Imerman says:

    I am not sure why it comes up as vegan with butter and honey. I wanted a honey cake without dairy as well as being Gluten Free. I would imagine I could substitute shortening for the butter. I wonder if leaving out the orange zest would be ok, since my son can’t have oranges.

    • Mary says:

      Hi Lisa

      Oh my goodness. For some reason this recipe was under the wrong category! So sorry about that. However, you can use vegan butter instead of butter made with cows milk. As well, you can substitute the honey with agave nectar, coconut nectar or date paste.

      As far the orange zest, I would add a different flavoring such as vanilla.

      Regards

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