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Gluten-Free Spice Cake

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling


9 servings

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


  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 large 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 zest
  • 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 zest.
  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 in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 249 calories, 9g fat (1g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 241mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.

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