Project Description

This extremely moist and flavorful cake is perfect for tea time, or any time during the fall months!


I don’t think I would say that I’m a big fan of cake. Especially the kind with icing that is double the amount of cake.

But when I come across a cake that is delicate, simple and delicious, I would say that I’m a cake fan!

This cake checks all those marks and has recently become one of my new favorites. Combine apple with heart walnuts, smooth honey and creamy butter, and you get a cake so delightful you just want to shove it in your mouth with your hands…normal right?

Be sure to reach out with any questions regarding ingredients because I know it’s easy to substitute many of them.

The most important ingredients are the walnut flour, honey, apple sauce and butter. But even here, butter can be substituted for coconut oil, avocado oil or even olive oil.

You can also choose whether or not you want the fresh apple in the cake or not, to be honest, I added it for aesthetics. It would also be great chopped up and added inside of the cake.

Either way, I hope you try this one out and please let me know what you think!

Happy baking xoxo

Apple Walnut Honey Cake

Full Recipe

  • SERVES:  8
  • TIME: 15 min prep, 60 min bake
  • 1 1/2 cup walnut flour, or finely chop up walnuts by hand or with a food processor

  • 1 cup brown rice flour, or basically any flour like all purpose or gluten free

  • 1/2 cup tapioca starch – only use if using brown rice flour, not if using all-purpose!

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 3/4 cup honey

  • 1 cup melted butter, or substitute coconut, avocado or olive oil

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce

  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 1 fresh apple of your choice

  • Preheat oven to 325F. Lightly grease a bundt pan or a cake pan with oil and a light dusting of flour.

  • In a large bowl, use a whisk or an electric hand mixer to cream together the butter and honey until well combined then mix in the eggs one at a time.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the flours, starch, baking powder and spices.

  • Gradually pour in the dry mix to the wet, folding everything to combine then mix in the applesauce, vanilla and baking soda.

  • Core the apple then very thinly slice it and place the slices on the bottom of the bundt or cake pan. At this point you can also dice up the apple and mix it into the batter.

  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 60-70 or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

  • Allow cake to cook for at least 15 minutes then gently remove from pan, slice and enjoy! The leftovers are best kept in the fridge.