I created this Gluten-Free Apple Honey Cake for The Nosher. You can find the direct link to the recipe at the bottom of this post.
Holy moly, how is it September already!? I don’t know about you, but I am in denial that summer is over. Summer is my favorite time of year, so I plan on soaking up every bit of sun that I can these next few weeks and spend plenty of time in Central Park while everything is still green.
Since September really snuck up on me, I didn’t realize how close we were getting to the Jewish High Holidays! This weekend begins the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah, also known as the Jewish New Year. On this holiday, we dip sliced apples in honey to signify a “sweet and fruitful new year”. It’s customary to enjoy apples and honey in other ways, as well, such as apple muffins, breads, and cake.
In recent years, it seems that more and more of my family members and friends have discovered food allergies/intolerances, and this can make it difficult to determine what to serve at holidays and family events. This year, for Rosh Hashanah, I was determined to develop a festive Apple Honey Cake that would suit many different dietary needs.
This apple cake is gluten-free and dairy-free, and you can leave out the chopped walnuts to make it nut-free as well. For this recipe, I used my favorite gluten-free flour, which can be used as a direct substitution for all-purpose flour and doesn’t require additional thickeners such as xanthan gum.
It took a few iterations to master a delicious gluten-free, dairy-free cake that had the right texture and taste, but I am SO proud of how this recipe turned out! Even my husband, who doesn’t care for dessert (I know, the HORROR!) really loved this Apple Honey Cake.
You can find the full recipe for this Gluten-Free Apple Honey Cake on The Nosher. Chag Sameach and a sweet new year to any of you observing Rosh Hashanah!