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Homemade Vegan Apple Cake

Vegan Apple Cake

What can you make with apples? That’s right, apple cake!

I don’t know about you, but in Germany you basically grow up with apple cake. It’s a small part of our culture, I guess.

On get-togethers with the whole family in the afternoon, you would have your coffee and tea, joined with a warm slice of homemade apple cake.

The hint of cinnamon brings always brings out an additional warming aspect to this delicious and comforting dessert.

Looking back, I wonder why there has actually never been a vegan version of this recipe?

I mean, it’s made from apples, right? Why shouldn’t you be able to make a vegan cake made with fruit?

So we came up with this version. It’s even gluten-free, who would have thought.

If you love apples and healthy cakes, this is the right recipe for you.

Homemade Vegan Apple Cake (gluten-free)

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Prep Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 50 minutes

This comforting and delicious vegan apple cake will be the perfect addition to an afternoon coffee with friends or your family. It only requires a few key ingredients, and it’s even gluten-free. Enjoy.

Ingredients

  • For the crust
  • 1 cup oats
  • 2 cups dates
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • For the filling
  • 5 medium-sized apples
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp agave juice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • For the crumbles
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 2 tbsp (warm) coconut oil
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp agave juice

Instructions

1

Pre-heat the oven to 180°C (350°) and grease a round cake tin (8×2 inches, or 20x5cm) with coconut oil.

2

For the crust, add the oats, dates and ground almonds to your food processor or blender and blend into a sticky dough.

3

Press the dough into your cake tin and create an higher edge (around 1 inch, or 2-3 cm) on the side.

4

Peel the apples. Remove the inside, then cut into cubes. Add to your mixing bowl.

5

Squeeze lemon juice over the apples, sprinkle cinnamon and agave juice, then mix apples well by hand.

6

For the crumbles, mix all ingredients together.

7

Transfer apple mix into the cake and even it out. Sprinkle crumbles on top.

8

Bake in the oven for 50 minutes. If the edge becomes too dark, turn down the heat a little.

9

Let it cool down and enjoy.

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