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Vegan apple cake – Lazy Cat Kitchen

Vegan apple cake – Lazy Cat Kitchen


vegan apple cake sliced

Welcome to autumn, with days getting cooler and darker and Christmas trinkets on show in most supermarkets, it’s most actually right here regardless of me attempting to be in denial 🙂 – I imply didn’t we simply have a heatwave per week and a half in the past? I shall open the proceedings with a quintessentially autumnal dessert, which sits firmly amongst my private favourites – vegan apple cake.

This vegan apple cake is very easy to make – one bowl sort of simple. It’s moist, studded with apple items, aromatic with spices (I really like each cinnamon and cardamom in my apple cake), with simply the correct quantity of sweetness and topped with a layer of crunchy crumble. What’s to not like? You may get pleasure from it by itself or with a scoop of vegan ice-cream or vegan custard if you’re feeling exuberant. I hope you’ll get pleasure from it as a lot as we’ve got!

vegan apple cake apples

I made my cake with candy consuming apples from my backyard (which in some way have survived my negligent reign) as we at all times get so many we battle to eat them and provides them away earlier than they go off. You can use bitter apples, like Bramley right here within the UK, and maybe a contact extra sugar within the batter in case you favor a bit extra sweet-sour distinction in your apple desserts.

vegan apple cake wet ingredients

Prep the apples and mix moist components in a big mixing bowl. If utilizing muscovado sugar like I did, crumble it along with your fingers first because it tends to clump up rather a lot, however don’t sweat it if just a few lumps get by means of.

vegan apple cake adding flour

When you mix all of the moist components, sift by means of dry components in two to a few batches mixing properly after every batch. To minimise lumps, combine by making small circles in the midst of the bowl, making them progressively bigger and due to this fact incorporating increasingly flour.

vegan apple cake adding apples

Add cubed apples, combine totally then switch to a ready baking tin. Prime the batter with fanned apple slices and transfer on to make the crumble topping.

vegan apple cake crumble

Make the crumble topping in a small bowl then scatter over the apples. Bake till the highest is golden brown and the skewer comes out clear.

vegan apple cake

vegan apple cake side

vegan apple cake slice


  • 300 g / 10.5 oz consuming apples, plus 1 extra to brighten
  • 100 g / ½ cup impartial oil (I used gentle olive oil)
  • 175 g / heaped ¾ cup muscovado sugar, I used mild and darkish
  • 7 ml / ½ tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 7 ml / ½ tbsp vanilla extract, (non-obligatory)
  • 240 ml / 1 cup soy milk (oat or almond work too)


  • 250 g / 2 cups all objective flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon + ½ tsp floor cardamom (freshly floor is finest!)
  • ¾ tsp baking soda (GF licensed if wanted)
  • 1½ tsp baking powder (GF licensed if wanted)


  • 45 g / 1/3 cup flour
  • 25 g / 2 tbsp sugar (I used demerara sugar)
  • 35 g / 2 heaped tbsp softened vegan butter, I used Violife


  1. Set the oven temperature to 160° C / 320° F (no fan), grease and line a 20 cm / 8 inch spherical tin with baking paper.
  2. Reduce the apples for the cake into small (about 0.75 cm / 0.3 inch) cube. I stored the pores and skin on however you may peel them in case you’d reasonably. Reduce the apple for adornment into skinny slices. Put aside.
  3. In a big bowl, mix, olive oil, apple cider vinegar and vanilla extract. Progressively combine in sugar – use your fingers to interrupt up lumps however don’t fear if there are just a few lumps left. Add in soy milk and blend to mix.
  4. Place a sieve over the bowl and sift dry components into the moist ones in 2-3 batches, stirring gently after every batch. Use small round movement from the center of the bowl initially to minimise the danger of flour lumps forming.
  5. Lastly stir by means of diced apples and switch the combination to the ready baking tin.
  6. Mix flour and sugar for the topping in a small bowl, add cubed butter and use your fingers to rub the butter into the dry components till it types clumps.
  7. Prepare apple slices on high of the cake and scatter crumble topping on high.
  8. Bake in a pre-heated oven for 45-50 minutes, till a toothpick comes out clear.


*per 1 out of 16 servings



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