Indulge in the Sweet Sensation of Gluten-Free Honey Cake

Are you looking for a deliciously moist gluten-free honey cake recipe? Look no further than this recipe, perfect for celebrating the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah or just as a sweet treat any time of year.

Made with almond flour and gluten-free flour blend, this honey cake is perfect for those with gluten intolerances or dietary restrictions. But even if you’re not avoiding gluten, trust me, you won’t miss it in this cake. Plus, it’s dairy-free and can be made paleo and plant-based with some easy substitutions.

This recipe features warm spices like cinnamon and cloves, balanced perfectly with the sweetness of honey and raisins. And with simple instructions to follow, even novice bakers can achieve a delicious cake that’s sure to impress.

So whether you’re making this cake for a holiday celebration or just a weekend treat, I promise you won’t be disappointed by this gluten-free honey cake recipe.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gluten Free Honey Cake
Gluten Free Honey Cake

Let me tell you why you are going to fall head-over-heels in love with this Gluten-Free Honey Cake recipe! First of all, it’s perfect for any special occasion, especially for Rosh Hashanah. With its sweet and moist texture, this cake is definitely a crowd-pleaser!

Now, let’s talk about the gluten-free aspect of this recipe. A lot of people tend to shy away from gluten-free desserts because they think they will be lacking in flavor and texture. However, that is certainly not the case with this honey cake recipe! The combination of almond flour and gluten-free flour blend creates a moist and dense cake that just melts in your mouth.

Moreover, this recipe is free of dairy products as well, making it perfectly suitable for those who are intolerant to lactose or want to lead a vegan lifestyle. It uses olive oil or coconut oil instead of butter and sour cream can easily be swapped out for plant-based alternatives like coconut yogurt or cashew cream.

With ingredients like honey, ground cinnamon, raisins, and applesauce, you’ll feel good about serving this nourishing dessert to your loved ones. Not only is honey a natural sweetener packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties but cinnamon can also help lower blood sugar levels.

Trust me when I say that this Gluten-Free Honey Cake recipe will become your new go-to for special occasions or even everyday indulgences. Decadent yet still healthy made with wholesome ingredients makes it an easy choice as dessert recipes go. So what are you waiting for? Give this cake a try and indulge yourself without any guilt!

Ingredient List

 A slice of gluten-free heaven topped with a drizzle of honey
A slice of gluten-free heaven topped with a drizzle of honey

Here’s what you’ll need to make this gluten-free honey cake recipe. All the ingredients used in this recipe are organic, gluten-free, and dairy-free. Be sure to read through the list before starting to bake.

Dry Ingredients

  • 3 cups of your favorite gluten-free flour blend
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Wet Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup olive oil or coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup boiling water

Optional Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee or espresso powder (for a deeper flavor)
  • 1/2 cup raisins (for a chewy texture)
  • 2 tablespoons flax eggs (for a plant-based option)


  • Honeycomb or toasted almonds (for additional texture and flavor)

Feel free to adjust the sweetness by adding more or less honey depending on your preference. You may also substitute some of the ingredients with their alternatives depending on what you have in your pantry. Make sure that when measuring, use accurate measuring cups and spoons for the best results.

The Recipe How-To

 Indulge in this moist and flavorful honey cake
Indulge in this moist and flavorful honey cake

Now that the ingredient list is ready, let’s dive into making this Gluten Free Honey Cake Recipe! This cake is moist and flavorful, perfect for any occasion. Here are the step-by-step instructions to make the cake.


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Grease an 8-inch square baking pan or 9-inch loaf pan with oil and dust with almond flour.

Mixing Wet and Dry Ingredients

In a bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together:

  • 3 cups of gluten-free flour blend
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground cloves

In another bowl, beat at medium speed until light:

  • 4 large eggs

After that, mix in:

  • 1 cup of honey

Gradually beat in:

  • ¾ cup of olive oil or melted coconut oil

Then, gradually beat in:

  • ½ cup boiling water

Finally, stir in the dry ingredients:

Add half of the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients mixing just until combined.

Then add:

  • 1/4 cup raisins soaked in warm water for 15 minutes   ☞ optional

Add the remaining dry ingredients and mix until everything is well combined.


Pour your batter into your prepared baking pan.

Bake for approximately:

  • 50 minutes if you are using an 8-inch square pan.
  • 60 minutes if you’re using a 9-inch loaf pan or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.


Let the cake cool in its pan on a wire rack.

Once it has cooled completely, remove it from its pan.

Now that your Golden Gluten-Free Honeycake is ready, all that’s left to do is to slice and serve it with your favorite toppings!

Enjoy your scrumptious cake.

Substitutions and Variations

 You won't believe it's gluten-free!
You won’t believe it’s gluten-free!

One of the great things about this gluten-free honey cake recipe is that it is very versatile. You can easily switch up the ingredients to create a variation that suits your taste buds. Here are some substitutions and variations to try:

– Flour: If you don’t have gluten-free flour blend, you can make your own by mixing almond flour, coconut flour and tapioca flour in equal parts. You can also use oat flour or buckwheat flour for a nuttier taste.

– Sweetener: Instead of honey, you can use maple syrup, agave nectar or molasses. If you prefer a less sweet cake, use half the amount of sweetener or replace it with unsweetened applesauce.

– Eggs: If you follow a vegan diet or have an egg allergy, you can try using flax eggs (1 tbsp ground flaxseed + 3 tbsp water per egg) or chia eggs (1 tbsp chia seeds + 3 tbsp water per egg). However, keep in mind that the texture of the cake may be different.

– Oil: You can use any neutral-tasting oil such as olive oil, grapeseed oil or avocado oil instead of coconut oil. Or you can use melted butter if you don’t need a dairy-free cake.

– Spices: If you don’t have ground cloves or cinnamon, you can use pumpkin pie spice or chai spice mix instead.

– Fruit: You can add chopped dried fruits such as apricots, figs or dates to the batter along with the raisins for extra sweetness and texture. Alternatively, you can make an apple honey cake by adding grated apples to the batter and reducing the amount of honey.

– Toppings: You can serve the cake plain or dust it with powdered sugar. For a dairy-free topping, whip up some cashew cream or coconut whipped cream. Or drizzle some melted chocolate on top and garnish with sliced almonds.

Remember that experimentation is key when it comes to cooking, so don’t be afraid to try out different substitutions and variations until you find the perfect one for you.

Serving and Pairing

 Healthier ingredients without sacrificing taste
Healthier ingredients without sacrificing taste

Looking to top off your gluten-free honey cake with a bit of pizzazz? Here are some serving and pairing tips that will make your dessert table shine, while delighting the palates of your loved ones.


Once your honey cake has completely cooled, it’s ready for serving. If you want to elevate the look of each slice, dust the top with powdered sugar, or drizzle a bit of gluten-free caramel sauce on top.

If you’re serving for a special occasion, add extra panache by topping each slice with fresh fruit such as strawberries or raspberries. For a more savory twist, you can serve honey cake alongside soft cheeses like brie or chèvre.


One of the best things about this gluten-free honey cake is that it pairs beautifully with a wide range of beverages.

Coffee is an obvious choice, as the depth of its flavor complements the spices in the cake. Try brewing up some bold flavored coffee or fresh espresso to serve alongside your cake.

For those who love tea, the classic darjeeling is a good option because it has complementary herbs and spices. You can also opt for stronger black tea varieties such as earl grey or brew up some rooibos —which is naturally caffeine-free— for a relaxed after meal vibe.

If you’re having an evening soiree or cocktails party, consider pairing honey cake with a glass of dessert wine like port or sherry. Their sweetness creates the perfect balance against the spicy aromas presented in this delicious recipe.

Whatever you serve with your gluten-free honey cake recipe; be creative and make sure everyone has something to savor!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A sweet treat that's also dairy-free
A sweet treat that’s also dairy-free

Once baked, this gluten-free honey cake can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days or in the refrigerator for up to a week. I recommend letting it cool completely before storing it. You can also freeze the cake for up to two months, simply wrap it well with plastic wrap and store in a freezer-safe bag or container.

As for reheating, there are a few methods you can use depending on your preference. You can warm up individual slices in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds or until warmed through. Alternatively, you can place the cake in a preheated 300°F oven for about 5-10 minutes until heated up.

If you plan on making this cake ahead of time, I suggest baking it as per the recipe instructions, then letting it cool completely before wrapping tightly with plastic wrap and storing in the fridge or freezer. When ready to serve, you can bring it to room temperature before serving.

Just remember that while storing and reheating the gluten-free honey cake won’t affect its flavor or texture too much, doing so multiple times may dry out the cake somewhat. So I always suggest storing it properly and reheating just once using any of these methods described above.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Perfect for a cozy fall afternoon
Perfect for a cozy fall afternoon

Achieving perfect results with any recipe can sometimes be a challenge, but with this gluten-free honey cake recipe, I have a few tips to ensure that your cake turns out moist and delicious every time.

1. Pay Attention to the Flour Blend

When making gluten-free cakes, using the right flour blend can make all the difference. Make sure you’re using a high-quality gluten-free flour blend with xanthan gum to help bind the cake together. If you prefer, you can also make your own flour blend using almond flour, coconut flour and tapioca starch.

2. Room Temperature Eggs

Room temperature eggs will help ensure that they mix in evenly with the other ingredients in the recipe. This helps create a fluffier texture and avoid any lumps in your batter. Simply take your eggs out of the fridge about 30 minutes before you start baking.

3. Boiling Water and Baking Soda

The boiling water mixed with baking soda will help give your honey cake that light and airy texture that makes it so delicious! Be sure to incorporate both into the recipe as instructed.

4. Add More Sweetness

For those who have a sweet tooth, add some more honey or sugar to the recipe to make it sweeter. You can also swap raisins for dried cranberries if you prefer a sweeter taste.

5. Don’t Overmix

Overmixing can cause your baked goods to become dense and dry. Mix just until everything is incorporated, then stop mixing.

By following these tips, I am confident that you will achieve perfectly moist and fluffy gluten-free honey cake every time!

Bottom Line

this article by saying, “If you’re looking for a gluten-free and dairy-free dessert that’s sweet, flavorful, and easy to make, this honey cake recipe is the perfect choice. It’s made with almond flour, honey, and spices to give it a moist and deliciously dense texture – perfect for any celebratory occasion like Rosh Hashanah or any dessert recipes that you crave. Whether you’re following a specific diet or simply want to try something new, this recipe won’t disappoint.”

I encourage you to gather the ingredients in your kitchen right away and try this gluten-free honey cake recipe out for yourself! Share it with your friends and family, they will surely love it too. Happy cooking!

Gluten Free Honey Cake

Gluten Free Honey Cake Recipe

You may notice that my “honey cake” actually has no honey in it. Feel free to experiment and amend the recipe if you miss the honey. Personally, I think this tastes just like the lekach my Bubby made for us back in the day, when I used to visit her on Long Island.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-free
Servings 1 cake
Calories 85.3 kcal


  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons organic ground decaffeinated coffee
  • 2 1/2 cups blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon celtic sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar
  • 1/4 cup grapeseed oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup raisins


  • Pour 1/2 cup boiling water over 2 tablespoons organic decaf coffee, cool.
  • In a large bowl combine almond flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and cloves.
  • In a separate bowl, combine agave, oil, eggs and coffee.
  • Mix wet ingredients into dry, then stir in raisins.
  • Grease and flour a 9-inch cake pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes.
  • Serve.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 29gCalories: 85.3kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 1.5gFat: 6.5gSaturated Fat: 0.8gCholesterol: 42.3mgSodium: 257.4mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 4.4g
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