Vegan apple cake

On a wonderful summery day, with super hot sun despite it being only March, I’ve been finishing the last of our bumper Autumn apple harvest. They’ve stored fantastically well; sweetening over their months of rest, as they lay carefully packed in stacked boxes in the cool garage.

Super quick and simple to make, this fresh, fruity cake starts with processing a couple of apples. The puree flavours the moist cake deliciously without making it heavy. Cinnamon fills the whole house with the comforting aroma of sweet fruit and homely spice.

A great way to finish the last of our bumper autumn apple harvest

A perfect pudding with vegan ice cream or yogurt, or tea time pick-me-up.

Add dried fruit, nuts, or orange peel to suit and ring the changes!

Baking soda, baking powder and vinegar help the cake to rise.

1 cup = 240ml

Last year’s harvest lasted well – until blossom announces the start of the ’21 season

Ingredients: Vegan Apple Cake

  • 1 cup of plain flour
  • Half a cup of apple puree (approx 2 apples, cored & processed)
  • Half a cup of sugar (brown gives a more treacley taste)
  • Quarter tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Half a tsp cinnamon
  • Third of a cup of vegan butter or oil
  • Half a cup of vegan milk or water
  • Three quarters of a Tbs vinegar
  • Dried fruit, nuts or orange zest

Method

  1. Grease and line a 6″ x 2″ cake tin. Preheat oven to 170C for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Wash and core apples. Peel if desired (I don’t!) Process to make approx half a cup of puree.
  3. Mix milk, melted vegan butter / oil, vinegar and sugar with apple puree. Rest for around 5 minutes. The sugar will dissolve slightly.
  4. Sieve flour, cinnamon, baking soda and baking powder into a bowl.
  5. Gently fold wet ingredients into dry – keep a light touch so you don’t over mix the batter.
  6. Pour into the prepared tin & tap to level.
  7. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes until a tester comes out clean.
  8. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then turn out very gently, as the cake is delicate.
  9. Serve glazed, or sprinkled with icing sugar.
  10. Enjoy as it is, or with nuts, apple compote, vegan ice cream or yogurt… 🙂

Gandhi

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress
can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”

Recipe from Indian Healthy Recipes. Click here to link to the original post.

11 thoughts on “Vegan apple cake

  1. That looks very moist and appetising. I forget the timescale, but apparently yesterday was the hottest March day for a very long time

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    1. Thanks Derrick – yes, apparently since March 1968 – also a very auspicious year for my mother, whose second daughter was born 3 months later🌞

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      1. Jackie and I were first married in 1968

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  2. This is my kind of cake! Looking forward!

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  3. This cake looks delicious!

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  4. It sounds so easy, and looks delicious. I might just give this a go 🙂 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Jo – Do – it’s very quick, which is what’s needed when the weather is this good!!

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