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the bundt cut into slices with an apple in front

Gluten-Free Applesauce Snack Cake

  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 15 servings 1x


This gluten-free applesauce bundt snack cake is one of those recipes I have made over and over again. It is made with brown rice flour (that means it’s whole grain) and it is sweetened with honey.


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  • 2 eggs
  • Zest from 1 orange or lemon
  • 2 cups unsweetened applesauce, preferably home-made
  • 1/2 cup honey, orange blossom if available
  • 1/3 cup avocado oil or organic canola oil
  • 2 cups brown rice flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a large 12-cup bundt pan with cooking spray.
  2. Puree eggs, zest, applesauce, honey and oil in a blender or food processor.
  3. Whisk flour, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice and salt in a large bowl.
  4. Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients. Gradually stir the dry into the wet and stir until combined.
  5. Immediately spread out into the prepared pan and transfer to the oven. Bake until golden brown and the cake springs back when lightly touched, 50 to 55 minutes.
  6. Let cool in pan 10 minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack. Once warm to room temperature, slice and enjoy.


Variations To Try:

Feel free to use white rice flour or gluten-free baking mix instead of the brown rice flour.

Maple syrup can be used in place of honey. We recommend using dark robust grade A pure maple for baking. 

Other fruit sauces such as pear sauce or pumpkin puree may be used in place of the applesauce.

Fold in 1/2 cup chopped toasted nuts and/or raisins into the batter before adding it to the pan.

Add powdered sugar on top for decoration.

Frost with a simple icing. Try the icing from this maple almond apple cake.

Adjust seasonings by swapping in baking extract or liquor for the zest.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 min
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/15th cake
  • Calories: 160
  • Sugar: 12.6 g
  • Sodium: 214 mg
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 29 g
  • Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 2.3 g

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