overhead view of apple cider bundt cake with slice being cut from the cake on a gold pie slicer
Apple cider, applesauce, and cinnamon are baked into this beautiful gluten free bundt cake for the perfect fall dessert!

There was this little farm stop close to where I grew up. They sold apple cider donuts. They were amazing.

You know I’m a chocolate lover through and through. Generally I have no desire to eat any dessert unless it contains chocolate.

But… apple cider donuts are an exception.

I decided to make one giant apple cider donut. It’s called a bundt cake.

This bundt cake is:

  • moist
  • fluffy
  • easy to make
  • only uses one bowl
  • naturally flavored
  • made with almond flour
  • has the most delicious cinnamon sugar dusting

Ingredients for apple cider bundt cake:

  • apple cider
  • applesauce: I like to use unsweetened applesauce but feel free to use whatever you have. A cinnamon applesauce would really kick this up a notch. Or sweetened applesauce will punch up the sweetness a bit!
  • coconut sugar: I haven’t tested this with any other sweetener, but in my experience other granular sugars like brown sugar or traditional light sugar tend to be a good sub.
  • eggs: I’ve tested this with 2 flax eggs and it worked! (check out my youtube video). The texture definitely turned a bit more soft and gooey but in all honesty my kids loved it that way. Although I prefer the cakey texture using real eggs, we really enjoyed it with the flax eggs.
  • vanilla
  • almond flour: you know I love me some blanched almond flour because it’s super fine and has a beautiful color. BUT if you only have almond meal, that works too. It may just have a heartier texture.
  • arrowroot flour: aka arrowroot powder or arrowroot starch. If you don’t have it, tapioca flour or oat flour may be a good sub, but I haven’t tested it so don’t know for sure.
  • baking powder
  • cinnamon
  • salt

How to make apple cider bundt cake:

It’s actually pretty simple!

Whisk all the wet ingredients together. Add and mix in the dry ingredients. Transfer to a well greased bundt pan.

Bake. Allow to cool.

Gingerly try to flip it onto a cake stand in one piece.

Dust with a cinnamon sugar mixture (I like to use a cinnamon/monkfruit mixture). Slice up and enjoy!

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Apple Cider Bundt Cake (gluten free)

  • Author: Lindsay Grimes Freedman
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: 40 min
  • Yield: serves 10 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: bundt cake
  • Diet: Gluten Free
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Apple cider, applesauce, and cinnamon are baked into this beautiful gluten free bundt cake for the perfect fall dessert!



  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • topping: 1 tablespoon monkfruit sweetener mixed with 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Whisk the apple cider, applesauce, coconut sugar, eggs, and vanilla in a large bowl.
  3. Add the almond flour, arrowroot flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Whisk to combine.
  4. Liberally spray your bundt pan with your favorite cooking spray. I love this coconut oil spray!
  5. Transfer the batter to a well greased bundt pan. Spread out in an even layer if needed.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes.
  7. Allow the bundt cake to cool for 10 minutes.
  8. Place a plate or cake stand upside down on top of the bundt pan.
  9. Hold the plate and the pan together and gingerly flip them so the cake pan is now on top of the plate/cake stand. Tap the pan as needed for the cake to release onto the surface.

  10. In a small bowl mix together 1 tablespoon monkfruit sweetener with 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Sprinkle the top of the cake with the mixture. Slice up and enjoy!


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 113
  • Sugar: 13.7g
  • Sodium: 140mg
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.6g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 17.1g
  • Fiber: 1.2g
  • Protein: 3.2g
  • Cholesterol: 49mg

Enjoy!! xo

overhead image of apple cider bundt cake with cinnamon sugar on top on a cake stand on a white counter