Today I have a couple of lovely autumnal recipes for you, one sweet and one savory. I’ve made this simple Spiced Apple Cake couple of weeks ago and because apples are in season now, a good old apple cake is the best thing to bake now.
The recipe is a variation of my other apple cake recipes, but you can never have enough in your collection.
This time I’ve used oat flour and opted out from using starch in my gluten-free mix. I know that some of you love using oat flour and some of you can’t tolerate it. I try to use it sparingly, but if that is the case please follow this recipe for my Vegan Apple Cake. It gives you another gluten-free mix option. You can replace the teff flour with buckwheat flour.
I’ve used about 3 small apples, you can use more if you like the cake to be really apple rich. It’s also lovely topped with a generous amount of flaked almonds. I’ve served mine with some vegan creme fraiche for extra indulgence and it was delicious.
Hope you love it!
Spiced Apple Cake (vegan & gluten-free)
- 2 to 3 apples
- 100g ground almonds (1 cup)
- 100g oats, blended into flour consistency (1 cup)
- 70g brown rice or buckwheat flour (1/2 cup)
- 1tsp baking powder
- 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1tsp ground cinnamon
- 1tsp ground ginger
- 1/4tsp ground cloves
- 1/8tsp ground nutmeg
- pinch sea salt
- 100g coconut sugar (3/4 cup)
- 2tbsp ground flaxseed + 6tbsp water
- 80ml apple sauce (1/3 cup)
- 80ml olive oil (1/3 cup)
- 80ml almond milk (1/3 cup)
- 2tsp apple cider vinegar
- 30g flaked almonds (1/4 cup)
- Mix 2tbsp ground flaxseed with 6tbsp water and set aside to thicken.
- Quarter, core apples and cut into smaller pieces. I kept the skin on. Set aside.
- Preheat the oven to 180°C (350F)
- Grease and line one 8" round cake baking tin.
- In a large bowl whisk together ground almonds, oat flour, buckwheat flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, salt and sugar and set aside.
- In a small bowl whisk together gelled flax eggs, apple sauce, olive oil, almond milk and apple cider vinegar.
- Add the wet mix to the dry mix and mix until well combined. You should have muffin consistency. Fold in sliced apples.
- Spoon the mixture into your prepared tin and level out the surface.
- Top with flaked almonds.
- Bake for about 45 minutes or until a cocktail stick comes out clean.
- Remove from the oven once ready and leave to cool down for 20 minutes before removing from the tin.
One quick question. Do the 2 tbls flax seed plus water equal 2 eggs? And can I use eggs, or will that affect the texture of the cake? It sounds delicious, and I love all those spices together. Fall is my favorite time to bake! Thank you.
Hi Alene, yes, it equals roughly 2 regular eggs. If you’re using regular eggs you can leave out the apple sauce, I add it for extra binding. And if needed add extra almond milk. It’ll be great with regular eggs too. I have actually an old recipe with eggs on the blog for this cake if you like to see it here. Hope you like it :)