This Gluten Free Apple & Honey Cake is the perfect dessert for the upcoming Jewish New Year. It is naturally gluten free, dairy free and sweetened only with honey – perfect for a happy and healthy new year!
Do not be intimidated by the beautiful Apple topping on this simple cake! It looks intricate, but it really is super simple to make.
Simply cut an apple into thin slices (I love and always recommend this knife, as the best “starter” knife).
Then, microwave them to soften them and cook them a little bit. This helps them stay soft when you bake the cake.
Finally, when your cake is ready, lay them around the edges in circles, working your way from the outside in. It doesn’t need to be perfect – when it bakes, it will come out beautifully! I promise.
Apple Honey Cake Ingredients
This simple Honey Cake is made from all wholesome ingredients, which you probably have in your pantry! It requires no traditional flour or sugar.
Oat Flour and Almond Flour – give the base of this cake a moist, nutty, delicious flavor and texture.
Honey – Honey is key in a Honey Cake Recipe, of course! Honey replaces any refined sugar or other sweetener in this recipe. Don’t worry about using Raw honey (which tends to be more expensive). Once you bake the cake, the special properties of raw honey are no longer.
Egg – Egg helps to bind this cake.
Apple – Apples lend moisture, sweetness, and a beautifully pleasing top. You can use your favorite Apple Variety here – I love Granny Smith, Gala, Pink Lady, or Honeycrisp, if they are still in season!
Why Apples and Honey?
Eating Apples and Honey is traditional on the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashana.
There are various interpretations and reasons given for why eating Apples and Honey is customary, but these are the ones I choose to focus on.
Many people believe the honey is symbolic of hope for a sweet year ahead.
Some people think the apples are symbolic of Eden. Rosh Hashana celebrates creation and new beginnings, so its an appropriate fruit.
Whether you celebrate the Jewish New Year or not, this cake is truly a delicious treat for all to enjoy!
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