Hello lovelies, there's nothing like simple and quick cake recipes and that's exactly what I have for you today: vegan apple cake with crumbles. The apple cake is prepared quickly with only a few ingredients and still tastes refined. The apples and the curd/yogurt make it very juicy but still fluffy, just how we like cake – this is, by the way, an ongoing debate with banana bread :-).
This cake doesn’t have much sugar and I like to bake it with coconut blossom sugar for a caramel flavor. You can also use xylitol or raw cane sugar, whatever you like. This time I have also replaced half of the flour with rice flour and I’m very happy with the result. Rice flour has a very fine texture, is naturally gluten-free and is mainly used in Asia for pastry. But even here it’s becoming increasingly popular and is now also available in most supermarkets. It’s easy to digest and has a lot of fiber.
And here is the recipe for vegan apple cake with crumbles:
Vegan apple cake with crumbles
- 100 gr 1/2 cup vegan butter/margarine
- 100 gr 1/2 cup sugar (e.g. coconut blossom sugar or raw cane sugar)
- 200 gr 1 cup vegan curd (yogurt works too)
- Juice & zest of ½ lemon
- 100 ml 1/2 cup sparkling water
- 1 Tbsp flax seed flour or any other egg replacement
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 300 gr 2 1/3 cup flour (I used half rice flour & half spelt flour)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2-3 apples
- 30 gr 1/8 cup vegan butter/margarine
- 30 gr 1/8 cup sugar
- 50 gr 1/3 cup flour
- 30 gr 1 oz. marzipan (optional)
- Pinch of lemon zest
- Put margarine, sugar, curd, lemon juice and lemon zest into a bowl or food processor and mix well
- Stir in water and flax seed flour
- Mix all dry ingredients and then stir them in
- Finally stir in the apple cider vinegar
- Peel the apples and cut them in pieces, then mix them with some lemon juice and cinnamon
- Stir them into the dough
- Grease a loaf pan and fill the dough inside
- Preheat the oven to 180°C (356°C)
- Put all ingredients for the crumbles into a bowl and knead it with your hands until it gets crumbly
- Sprinkle on top of the cake
- Bake for 50-60 minutes and check with a stick if well done
Apple cake is definitely a classic and since apples are always available, you can enjoy the fine cake pretty much in every season. This time I added delicious crumbles with a touch of marzipan to it, but you can also leave them out. Due to the loaf shape the cake is perfect to go, for a picnic or a snack with friends. I even had it in my suitcase when visiting friends in Berlin.
A special treat sprinkled with powdered sugar and yes, I also had a lot of fun during the shoot. I enjoy trying new things while taking pictures, and especially pictures with a bit of movement are always exciting - and a big mess, but that's just part of it!
I hope you like this recipe and you will give this yummy apple cake a try very soon. My kids and their friends loved it and we enjoyed it still warm and straight out the oven, which was very nice.
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