Exquisite Low-FODMAP (no) Honey Bundt Cake with Low-FODMAP Orange Glaze; Gluten-free, Dairy-free

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Fall brings the changing of the leaves, the beautiful crispness to the morning air, and the joy of the seasons. Alongside this shift, follows the Jewish New Year aka Rosh Hashana aka the ‘High Holidays’. On this festive occasion, sweet foods are consumed, to mark a sweet year to come. And traditional recipes use honey to sweeten the cakes and apples that are enjoyed.

They should put a warning label for us FODMAPPERS. Honey and apples! It seems unfair.

Luckily, I decided to whip up my own version of a low-FODMAP honey cake, without the honey. Using my mother-in-law’s recipe for the MOISTEST honey cake you ever had, and minor adjustments, I have achieved success! It is also dairy-free, and gluten-free.

To top it off, the golden low-FODMAP ‘orange’ glaze would draw more bears than a honeypot, and your tummy will thank you again and again. This exquisite low-FODMAP cake can be enjoyed by any one, any time of the year.

For other meal inspiration, you may love my low-FODMAP Matzo Ball Soup, my low-FODMAP Braised Beef Brisket and low-FODMAP Gefilte Fish recipes.  Or check out over 400 more low-FODMAP recipes on the blog.

Shana Tova.

Be healthy and happy,

Rachel Pauls, MD

Low-FODMAP (No) Honey Cake with Low-FODMAP Orange Glaze; Gluten-free, Dairy-free

While this recipe has not been tested a single serving should be low-FODMAP based on the ingredients.

Serves 16 or more

Prep time: 15 min

Bake time: 45 min (as ovens vary, check yours for doneness between 40 minutes to 50 minutes)

Total time: 1 hour

Bake: 350 degrees F

Equipment: 1 Bundt pan; standard size

For Low-FODMAP-No-Honey Cake


  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup- recommend Dark Amber (former Grade B pure maple syrup)
  • Zest of one orange (save the fruit for the glaze below)
  • 2.5 cups gluten- free, low-FODMAP flour (I used Authentic Foods GF classic blend)
  • ½ tsp xanthan gum, if not added to your flour choice
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • 1 cup brewed coffee or tea, room temperature (I used instant espresso with hot water, then allowed it to cool before use)
  • Vegetable shortening for pan greasing (make sure to get in the grooves to release the beautiful bundt!)


  • Prepare pan and preheat oven to 350 F
  • Beat eggs, sugar and oil until combined on low in bowl of stand mixer using flat paddle
  • Mix syrups together, and then add syrups and beat at medium speed for 5 minutes, scraping bowl as necessary
  • Sift low-FODMAP flour and all dry ingredients in a separate medium bowl, then add to the egg mixture slowly, with mixer on slowest speed
  • Once all dry ingredients are added, increase speed until just combined
  • Add orange zest, and coffee or tea and stir together on slow speed, or by hand, until just mixed. Batter will be very runny
  • Pour batter in your well-greased bundt pan (make sure to get all the corners)
  • Tap pan lightly on covered surface to settle air bubbles and tip pan so sides are slightly higher than the center
  • Bake in center of oven until tester comes out clean (about 45 min)
  • Let cool for 10 minutes, then invert pan onto cooling rack to cool completely

For Low-FODMAP Orange Glaze:

Serves 24 or more


  • Juice of orange used for zesting
  • 1.5 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil


  • Stir together on low heat in saucepan until combined
  • Strain glaze over a bowl or measuring cup if there are lumps
  • Pour over low-FODMAP cake when cooled, extra sauce can be served on side for plating
  • Serve glaze slightly warmed to room temperature.

This Low-FODMAP (No) Honey Cake is absolutely amazing, moist and delicious!

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