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Gluten-Free Spice Cake Recipe

Gluten-Free Spice Cake Recipe

A medley of seasonal spices fills this cake with mouthwatering flavor. You'll want to try it even if you don't follow a gluten-free diet! —Laura Fall-Sutton, North Chicago, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling YIELD:9 servings


  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup soy flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped dried apricots
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon confectioners' sugar


  • 1. In a large bowl, beat the applesauce, honey, eggs, oil and vanilla until well blended. Combine the rice flour, soy flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, baking soda, nutmeg, allspice and cloves; gradually beat into applesauce mixture until blended. Stir in the walnuts, apricots and orange peel.
  • 2. Transfer to an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 28-32 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 9 servings.
Editor's Note: Read all ingredient labels for possible gluten content prior to use. Ingredient formulas can change, and production facilities vary among brands. If you’re concerned that your brand may contain gluten, contact the company.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 249 calories, 9 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 241 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.