Honey-Glazed Apple Cake (GF)

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Honey-Glazed Apple Cake (GF)

Here I go again. More cake to make your fall merry and bright!

I’m on a cake kick, for sure. Something is just very comforting about cake this time of year, and I need all the comfort snack breaks that exist. Pass me a fork and a plate!

This recipe is a one-bowl, throw everything together and mix kind of recipe. Even the glaze takes about two seconds to throw together. When you’re done, there’s a fluffy apple cake with a lovely honey glaze that looks like it took hours to make, but in reality might have taken 10 minutes. Are you game?

Honey-Glazed Apple Cake (GF)

I’m so excited for apple season. Once a year, my family goes to an orchard (it’s about 26 miles away, so it’s not super nearby) for their annual pumpkin festival. While I love the corn maze (not) and the hay rides (yay!), the best part is undoubtedly their caramel apples.

Yep, it turns out that not much in life is more delicious than a freshly picked orchard apple smothered in caramel, peanuts, sprinkles and sea salt. I get mine with the works every year, and then I hide from my kids while I eat it on top of a hay bale. That way, Mommy doesn’t have to share.

Honey-Glazed Apple Cake (GF)

This time of year also beckons the upcoming Jewish new year, otherwise known as Rosh Hashanah. That’s Hebrew for “head of the year.” To celebrate, it’s traditional to dip apples into honey (so good!) to beckon a sweet new year.

A few days ago, my daughter (the baby, she’s 4 and change) saw me baking this cake. When she found out that it was an apple cake, she immediately figured out that it was for our upcoming new year festivities. She’s smart, that one! And then she said, “Mommy, put honey in it.” Because of course, she knows that’s a winning combo this time of year.

Honey-Glazed Apple Cake (GF)

To make her (and myself, honestly) happy, I put a simple honey glaze over the cake. It was really the perfect finish, and I’m so glad my kid figured that out for me.

Like I said, if you’re short on time, this cake is the way to go. My family really enjoyed it, and I plan on baking several more this autumn. It’s that time, after all. Let’s get our apple on!


Honey-Glazed Apple Cake (GF)


21-oz. can apple pie filling
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil
2 cups oat flour (certified GF)
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
Honey Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon honey
2-3 tablespoons water or milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Coat a 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Mix all the ingredients together in one bowl, stirring until well combined.
  3. Pour the cake batter into the pan.
  4. Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden brown and set (test the doneness with a toothpick). Cool completely.
  5. When the cake is cool, make the glaze. Combine the ingredients, adding the milk or water slowly until the glaze is spreadable. Spoon the glaze over the cake, spreading it out to the edges. Let the glaze set.
  6. Slice into wedges and serve. Store covered.


I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

This Post Has 26 Comments

  1. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    There’s never a thing of too much cake, so keep it coming! It definitely sounds like your daughter is one smart cookie. I’m loving the honey glaze on top, Mir!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Gayle! I love glaze on anything!

  2. Megan - The Emotional Baker

    This is such a perfect cake – made even better with a honey glaze 🙂 & those candy apples sound amazing!! I can’t wait to start apple baking!
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    1. Mir

      I do love caramel apples oh so much. It’s time to bring them back!

  3. David @ Spiced

    This cake sounds divine, Mir. I love the apple + honey combination…and it sounds super easy to make. It also sounds like you’ve got a great sous chef in the making there. Haha! I hope she helped you sample the end result of her creativity! 🙂 (Also, corn mazes? What’s wrong with corn mazes??)
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    1. Mir

      I do need a sous chef, because chopping. Not fun. And if you’ve never been lost in a corn maze with your offspring, try it. NOT FUN.

  4. Shashi at RunninSrilankan

    Mir – Wow! This cake is spectacular! That “simple” honey glaze is EXQUISITE!!! I LOVE cake – and cannot wait to try this one out!
    I got quite a good chuckle reading ” then I hide from my kids while I eat it on top of a hay bale” – that’s my dream – but my daughter must be able to sniff out sugar or something cos she always finds me!!! Hey – btw, corn mazes are great places to hide from kids while chowing down on a caramel apple or a slice of this! I have a funny story for ya though, quite a few years ago, my daughter and I did the maze/hay ride thing – it was a rainy evening and when the truck pulling the hayride trailer approached a hill, the driver gunned it, only to loose traction and roll back! That hayride was supposed to be a spooky one to scare the kids on the way – but that part scared us adults more as the truck ended up stopping inches from a building! Yikes!
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    1. Mir

      My kids usually find me too, but a girl can hide and dream. Oh no! Bad hayride. See, these things are dangerous!

  5. Manali@CookWithManali

    the cake sounds absolutely delicious! and love how easy it is, just dump everything together and bake! Perfect!
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    1. Mir

      Dump and bake is right. Sounds wrong, but oh so right!

  6. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

    Ohhhh I am ALL about apples right now and life can NEVER have enough cake, so I am SOOOOO game!! This looks freggin’ DELICIOUS, Mir! And that honey glaze looks perrrrfect! Plus I love that this takes about 10 minutes to throw together! Totally means I can make this daily. 😉 Cheers, sweets!
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    1. Mir

      I’m all about apples now too. It’s that time!

  7. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    I love all the fall traditions you have with apples! Caramel and peanuts sound incredible on them 🙂
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    1. Mir

      Such a good apple topping!!

  8. annie@ciaochowbambina.com

    So of course this has fall written all over it! You’ve got me excited for annual apple picking adventure….to happen this weekend. Can’t wait! I can imagine how tender this cake is… We have no excuse not to make it! 🙂
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    1. Mir

      I saw your apple picking pics. Nicely done, Annie!

  9. sue | theviewfromgreatisland

    We’re on the same page! I adore moist apple desserts, and that glaze is gorgeous!

    1. Mir

      Thanks, Sue! I’m with you on glaze!

  10. Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks

    That cake, the orchard trip, and the caramel apple with the works all sound perfect! Baby is smart, but I think Mommy is the clever one to hid on a hay bale with a caramel apple!

    1. Mir

      Yep, otherwise the baby gets the apple! 🙂

  11. Amanda

    Going to the orchard each year is a blast, but the one near us is closing down after this year. Bummer.
    I’ll have to console myself with this delicious cake. Oh, the glaze! The yummy glaze!
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    1. Mir

      Oh man. Bad times when orchards close. I hope a new one opens…

  12. Cakespy

    This looks absolutely crave-worthy and perfect for Fall!
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    1. Mir

      Such a good fall cake!!

  13. Kate @ Framed Cooks

    I’m loving the apple avalanche this time of year too, and clearly I am going to have to supplement my ongoing batches of applesauce with this cake – my honey-loving husband will be over the moon for this one. 🙂
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    1. Mir

      I hope he enjoys it, Kate!

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