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Vegan Apple Cake

This soft, fluffy vegan apple cake is easy to make and loaded with delicious, spiced flavors including cinnamon and nutmeg. It’s dairy free and eggless without losing any flavor or texture!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Vegan
Keyword Vegan apple cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 10 Slices
Calories 282kcal


  • ½ cup plant-based milk (I use soy milk)
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • cup granulated sugar (130 g)
  • ½ cup apple sauce (120 g)
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour (230 g)
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)
  • 1 ¾ cup apple , peeled and finely diced (about 3 small apples) (210 g)
  • ½ cup walnuts , chopped (50 g)


  • Preheat your oven to 350 °F.

Step 1: Mix Liquid Ingredients

  • Add plant-based milk and apple cider vinegar to a large mixing bowl. Whisk together and let sit for 1-2 minutes.
    ½ cup plant-based milk, 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • Next, add the remaining wet ingredients to the milk: granulated sugar, apple sauce, vegetable oil and vanilla extract.
    ⅔ cup granulated sugar, ½ cup apple sauce, ½ cup vegetable oil, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Whisk to combine.

Step 2: Stir in Dry Ingredients

  • Add the dry ingredients to the mixing bowl: all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon and ground nutmeg.
    1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoon baking powder, ½ teaspoon baking soda, ⅛ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Using a large spoon, stir the dry ingredients into the wet until they’re almost combined; there will still be some clumps of dry flour at this point.
  • Add chopped apple and walnuts.
    1 ¾ cup apple, ½ cup walnuts
  • Stir until just combined; this means until there are no visible clumps of dry ingredients remaining. Stop stirring at this point.

Step 3: Bake and Serve

  • Grease a 9-inch round cake pan using vegan butter, margarine or a non-stick cooking spray.
  • Scrape the cake batter into your pan. It’s a very thick batter.
  • Spread the cake batter into an even layer in the pan.
  • Place into your preheated oven (350 °F) for 35-37 minutes; a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake should come out clean.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes before carefully transferring to a wire cooling rack or serving dish.



Accuracy of nutrition information cannot be guaranteed (certain ingredients may not have all nutrients listed in the database); amounts may vary (and will vary depending on brands of ingredients used); all nutrition fact values rounded to the nearest whole number.


Serving: 1Slice (1/10 of recipe) | Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 195mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 1mg