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Horizontal image of dessert squares with a brown swirl on top on parchment paper next to strawberries and nuts.

Gluten-Free Almond Butter Honey Cake

  • Author: Nikki Cervone
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 16 small squares (16 servings) 1x


A cake you can eat as a snack? Perfect. Our moist gluten-free honey almond butter cake is a healthier option for those sweet snack cravings. Read more now.


  • 2 tablespoons almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups (about 12 ounces) creamy plain almond butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon almond milk, divided
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line an 8-by-8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on two sides. Lightly coat the bottom and sides with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk together the almond flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt by hand.
  3. Add the almond butter, honey, 1/4 cup almond milk, eggs, and vanilla to the bowl. Attach the bowl to the stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium speed until a smooth and thick batter forms, about 5 minutes. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl with a spatula and mix again for 30 seconds.
  4. If you want to add a cinnamon swirl, set aside 1/4 cup of batter in a small bowl. Pour the remaining cake batter into the prepared pan.
  5. Using a spatula, mix the reserved cake batter with 1 tablespoon almond milk and cinnamon. Randomly dollop the cinnamon batter on top of the batter in the pan. Use a butter knife to lightly swirl the dollops throughout the batter.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the cake is firm and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, or with a few moist crumbs clinging to it.
  7. Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan for 20 minutes before lifting the paper and removing from the pan to cool completely on a cooking rack.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Gluten Free
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Cake

Keywords: gluten free, almond butter, almond flour, honey, cinnamon