Honey Cake Cupcakes with Caramelized Apples {Rosh Hashanah Recipe}

Rosh Hashanah is this week! This holiday is the Jewish New Year, and similarly to the American New Year, it’s a time for reflection, to set goals, and to make resolutions.

This year one of things I’d like to start to do is focus on gratitude. Every day I will write down three things I am grateful for. This idea comes from Shawn Achor, and one Mike, my friend Sondra- who visited us this weekend, and I were talking a lot about this weekend. The idea is to change your mindset to search for the positive in your day, and step back and really show some appreciation. Anyway, just a little something I thought I’d share!

On to the food! On this holiday my family makes traditional brisket, turkey or chicken, veggies, swedish meatballs, chicken soup, and so on. Another item put out on the table is apples and honey. The idea is an old-age tradition that you eat sweet food to express hope for a sweet new year. With that, honey cake is a popular Rosh Hashanah dessert item as well.

So what did I do? Combine the two! Gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, refined sugar free, and DELICIOUS.

Honey Cake Cupcakes With Caramelized Apples

Spongy, moist, and perfectly sweetened. Perfect honey cake alternative!Honey Cake Cupcakes

Honey Cake Cupcakes with Caramelized Apples
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
  1. 1 cup blanched almond flour
  2. 1 tbsp tapioca flour or arrowroot starch
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 3 tbsp unsweetened apple sauce
  5. 1/4 cup raw honey
  6. Dash organic vanilla extract
  7. Dash baking soda
  8. Dash gluten-free baking powder
  9. Pinch fine sea salt
Caramelized Apples
  1. 2 apples, ribboned or sliced
  2. 2 tbsp grass-fed butter
  3. 2 tbsp raw honey
  4. 1/4 tsp lemon zest
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. In a bowl, combine flours, baking soda, baking powder, and sea salt
  3. Add in eggs and apple sauce and mix well to combine
  4. Mix in honey and vanilla
  5. Grease Muffin tin or line muffin tin with silicone muffin liners
  6. Pour batter into muffin tins, about halfway
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  8. Make caramelized apples by slicing or spiralizing your apples into ribbons
  9. In a pan, heat butter and add in apples
  10. Let cook until soft (depending on thickness) 5-8 minutes
  11. Add in honey and let cook for 5 more minutes until caramelized and soft
  12. Let cupcakes cool, top with apples and serve
  1. 6-8 Large Cupcakes
  2. 12 Mini Cupcakes
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Honey Cake Cupcakes
Honey Cake Cupcakes

Mike went in for the kill ^ and loved them, and my friend Amy, came over for a try and wrote about them on her Instagram, here!

What holiday food would you like see made clean and allergy-free?

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