A holy day favorite.
Every holiday needs a special treat, am I right? This Spiced Applesauce Cake is my kids’ “special Rosh Hashanah cake.” It was born out of a mash-up of my vegan Chocolate Applesauce Cake and a recipe in a book on the Feasts of Israel. From the very first time we made it I knew we had a hit! It’s the perfect blend of spices and sweetness, and the texture is sorta spongy – perfect for kids!
Though this recipe is an old favorite, I’ve updated this post with new pictures. I couldn’t help leaving one on from back when my daughters first helped me make this cake, though. They were just so stinkin’ cute!
Happy rosh hashanah.
If you’re here in search of gluten-free Rosh Hashanah recipes, here are a few of my family’s favorites…
- Homemade Apple Cider
- Creamy Squash & Apple Soup
- Honey Walnut Apple Crisp
- Deep Dish Apple Pie
- Savory Pumpkin Muffins with Apple & Sage
- Honey Apple Charoset (I know, it’s technically a Passover dish, but we love it year round!)
- Cinnamon Maple Nut Butter Covered Apples
- Honey Spiced Sweet Potatoes
- Soaked Maple Apple Baked Oatmeal
- Cinnamon Apple Scones
- Honey Sima
- Probiotic Apple Pie Ice Cream
- Apple Pie Smoothie Bowl
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Spiced Applesauce Cake
Free from gluten, dairy, and eggs.
For the cake:
- 1 cup brown rice flour
- 1 cup arrowroot powder
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 3/4 cup evaporated cane juice or coconut sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
- 2 cups applesauce
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
For the glaze:
Preheat oven to 325 and grease a bundt pan or a 9×13-inch baking dish and dust with rice flour.
In a large bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients.
In a separate bowl combine applesauce, molasses, and vanilla. Add to dry and stir just until combined.
Pour into prepared pan and bake for about 35 minutes. Set to cool.
In small bowl, whisk together honey, cinnamon, and arrowroot. Drizzle over cake.