Vegan Apple Cake

Written by McDonald, T.  |  Date 4th of April 2022 

This is a cake of compassion.  Compassion for the animals, compassion for the lonely, compassion for those who are pining for someone they love.  As a vegan, I miss out on nothing!  This is a great cake that is 100% vegan!  In fact, it celebrates being vegan.  It is not just perfect for the month of sorrows when comfort is needed. It is also the perfect recipe for Jewish new year, so bookmark this recipe for the New Year!  Whatever your reason, this cake is a delight. 


  • If you don't have a cake tester, use a skewer.  
  • Avoid putting sultanas in the apple filling: they just burn.


  • Plant-based milk 300 ml 
  • White vinegar 2 tbsp 
  • Self-raising flour 300 g
  • Caster sugar 200 g 
  • Baking powder 1.5 tsp
  • Salt 1/2 tsp 
  • Vanilla extract 1/2 tsp
  • Vegetable oil 75 g

For apple filling 

  • 2 medium apples, peeled, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp brown sugar


  • Mixing bowls, one large and one small.
  • Balloon whisk.
  • 20 cm (8 inch) baking tin. 
  • Measuring jug.
  • Measuring spoons.
  • Scales.


Step 1 - make the butter milk

  1. Poor the 300ml of vegan milk into a small mixing bowl and add the vinegar. 
  2. Stir and leave it for about 25 - 30 minutes.  
  3. When it is ready, it should look a little bubbly  and thicker. 


Step 2 - Make the sponge batter

  1. Sift the flour and add the baking powder, salt and sugar. 
  2. Give it a good mix with a balloon whisk. 
  3. Add the oil and vanilla extract to the vegan milk mixture and stir.
  4. Combine the dry and wet mixtures in the big bowl.
  5. Beat with the balloon whisk and leave to stand.

Step 3  - Apple filling

  1. Peel and thinly slice the apples.
  2. Mix the apple slices, brown sugar and cinnamon in a medium-sized bowl until the apple is coated. 

Apple filling mixture.

 Step 4 Top and bake

  1. Beat the sponge mixture again and poor into the cake tin.
  2. Arrange the apple on top of the sponge mixture in the tin.
  3. Bake on the middle shelf of the oven at 180 C for 45 minutes.
Apple cake before going in the oven.

Once the baking time is complete, test the cake by inserting a long, thin knife or cake tester into the middle. If when you remove the cake tester it is not clean, your cake needs more time in the oven. 


 This cake rose much better than I thought it would: it really went for it! 

I hope that you liked this blog and if you do try this recipe, please let me know how you got on and what it turned out like. You can leave a comment in the comments below.


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