Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Vegan apple cake

I met up with my school friends on the weekend after Christmas and thought it would be a good excuse to bake something to take with me. One of my friends is vegan so I wanted to make sure I made something she could eat, and I found this recipe for a vegan apple cake online - it used up some ingredients I already had in the house, which was good.

I adapted the recipe and added some extra ingredients. Here's what I did:

200g self-raising flour
100g dairy-free spread
3 apples
100g caster sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
100g candied mixed peel
50g sultanas
2 tbsp apple sauce
2 tsp brown sugar

Cream the butter/ vegan dairy-free spread and the sugar

Mix in the flour

Take some apples... I only needed three in the end

Grate the apples

Add to the cake mixture

Add some apple sauce

And the cinnamon

Finally add the mixed peel and sultanas

I decided to use my silicon bundt tin; here it is going in the oven.

Bake at 180C for around 30 minutes

Sprinkle some brown sugar over the top and you're done.

I'd like to think this is a relatively healthy recipe as far as cakes go, but it probably isn't! However if you have decided to become vegan for a new year's resolution or for a January health kick (or just a change) then this cake would be the perfect treat! So I'm sending this to Calendar Cakes, hosted by Laura of Laura Loves Cakes and Rachel of Dolly Bakes, as their theme this month is "new year, new you."

I am also sending this to Bake Fest, hosted by Nivedhanam and Vardhini of Cook's Joy as their theme this month is eggless vegetarian bakes.


  1. mmm, apple and cinnamon what a classic combo... I love the veganess of this cake too, very nice looking cake!

  2. looks good enough to eat!

  3. That looks delicious, I love apple and cinnamon together and it's a good recipe to have up your sleeve if you want cake and have run out of eggs.

  4. Love the shape of the cake and apple and cinnamon is always a winner. I've never made a vegan bake before but it's definitely worth having a recipe up your sleeve in case a situation such as yours arises! Thanks for entering it in to this month's Calendar Cakes :-)


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