Honey Apple Cake


Honey Apple Cake

Feast of Trumpets is this week, and to celebrate I have a wholesome sweet cake for your celebration! Using sprouted wheat flour, coconut oil, honey, and apples- celebratory food can be both delicious and healthful.

Recipe for Honey Apple Cake

1-1/2 cup sprouted wheat flour (available here)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 egg
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup pureed apples, skins on, core removed, this takes 2-3 medium sized apples. (applesauce is a fine substitution)
1/2 apple, grated or coarsely chopped
1/4 cup honey

Preheat oven to 325. Mix dry ingredients together. Combine wet ingredients. Fold together. In an 9×9 or similar sized pan that has been well-greased with coconut oil bake for 30 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

More about Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah) from The Family Guide to the Biblical Holidays:

The Feast of Trumpets requires a preparing of the spirit. Each person is to take time to look back in self-examination over the events and emotions of the previous year. This is a time of offering forgiveness and seeking reconciliation with others. The night before Rosh Hashanah, a special midnight service is conducted called Selichos (Repentant Prayers), which helps prepare the worshiper for the time of reverence. The mood is mixed; it is a serious, yet festive occasion- similar to American Thanksgiving.

The apples and honey in this cake represent the sweetness of the Lord and the sweet year to come. Other popular food items for the Feast of Trumpets are carrots, challah bread, dates, fenugreek, and leeks. A roast or fish is a wonderful main dish, grassfed meat can be found on my resource page.

Part of the Real Food Holidays carnival at Real Food Digest!

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  1. Cara, this looks so good! I am going to make it for Rosh Hashana, so refreshing to see a honey cake without all the typical refined ingredients.
    Thank you for linking it to the Real Food Holidays Blog Carnival.

  2. I made this recipe for my bithday / Bible study & we all enjoyed it. It was very moist and had a nice crumb. (I did use sprouted spelt flour because that’s what I had).

  3. Just wanted to let you know that I made this recipe this weekend with some HoneyCrisp apples that I had, and it was yummy! I subbed nutmeg for the clove, though, since as much as I love the smell of clove I’m not as fond of the taste. I also used sprouted spelt instead of the wheat just because I prefer spelt. The in-laws loved it too, and were very impressed by the lack of sugar-sugar.

  4. This cake sounds really delicious – and it was so lovely to read about the traditions surrounding Rosh Hashanah too. I love all the healthy ingredients in the cake as well – fantastic!

  5. Is it possible to use regular whole white wheat flour instead?

  6. where can we buy sprouted wheat flour with kosher certification?

  7. Mama Jo says:

    I used this as a cake base for carrot cake tonight and it was delish! I just need better honey because the one I bought has a bitter taste instead of sweet, but it still turned out well.

    I subbed 3/4 cu coconut milk instead of apple sauce, 1 cup grated carrots and 1/2 cup coconut trash (what I call what’s left from the coconut after I blend with water and strain to make the milk) instead of the apples. I also subbed 1/4tsp allspice and maybe a bit less than that of nutmeg instead of cloves and cinnamon. I’d probably also up the amount of carrots next time.

    It was a very moist cake!

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