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Try It Out Tuesdays: Vegan Apple Cake

Hello all!

I’ve been absent for a while…maybe two weeks? This super long winter has not been good to me. I’ve been tired lately, really tired. I really need to eat more iron rich foods, but I’m too tired to bother looking them up. I’m feeling a lot better and needed an excuse to try out a few cake recipes this week. My mom’s birthday is in 9 days and I have yet to find a suitable cake recipe. I have found several yummy recipes, but I want an extra special one.

Today’s cake is quite good. It is very soft and very moist. I am very pleased with the results. This one however, will not be THE birthday cake; it will be Sunday’s breakfast cake though. It is very easy to make which is perfect for busy Sunday mornings.

Apple Cake

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cup rolled oats, pulse them a couple of times on your blender.
  • 3/4 cup spelt flour
  • 1/4 cup quinoa flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup oil – I used evoo
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 2 medium sized apples, chopped – a little over 1-1/2 cups.

Topping (optional) –

Mix 1 tsp cinnamon with 2 tbsp sugar.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F and grease a 9×13 baking dish.
  2. Squeeze the juice of 1/2 lime into the soy milk and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the oats, spelt and quinoa flour. Add the baking soda.
  4. In a large bowl mix the bananas, sugar, and oil. Add the vanilla extract and soy/lime mixture (milk should be curdled).
  5. Add the oat and flour mixture slowly. Mix well. Now add apple slices. Mix.
  6. Pour into prepared pan and lightly sprinkle topping. Bake for 55-65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  7. Cut, serve, and enjoy!

I hope you like this recipe, and if you try it, please let me know how it turns out!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

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Try It Out Tuesdays: Vegan Apple Cake

We have quite a few apples in this household…

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I don’t know what kind these are. I just know a friend from church gave us a WHOLE BUNCH!!! (For free!!! yay!!)

I haven’t been well lately. My nose bugs me and my throat itches. I really didn’t want to continue biting into anything…eating these apples makes my teeth ache. I am not exaggerating at all! I thought I should just make them into a cake. And that’s what I did. 

I followed this recipe and it was yummy!!!! I did a few things differently. I used 2 cups of flour + 1/2 cup quick oats. I decreased the oil amount. All I had was evoo and the taste is very strong so I used 1/4 cup evoo and an extra 1/4 cup of milk plus 1 tbsp rum. I also decreased the sugar amount since my mom doesn’t like things too sweet. 

Here are the ingredients I used. 

Apple Filling:

  • 3 apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch mixed in 2 tbsp water
  1. In a pan mix and heat all ingredients except cornstarch mixture. After the mixture boils (bubbles) a little, bring down the temperature and let it simmer. 
  2. Add cornstarch mixture. The whole thing should be getting thick and apples should be softer. Let it simmer on low heat. 
  3. Remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature before using. 

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Batter:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup evoo
  • 2/3 cup soy milk + 2 tsp vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy milk (not mixed with vinegar)
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch mixed with 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp rum
  1. Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Then, in a medium bowl, mix all wet ingredients. 
  2. Add all wet ingredients to dry ingredients and fold until just combined. Keep in mind the batter will be a bit thick and lumpy (if using oats). 
  3. Scoop out half of the batter into a greased baking dish. I used a tube pan. Add apple filling on top of batter. Don’t pack it. Just spread it on top. Then add remaining batter on top of apple filling.
  4. Sprinkle the top of batter with cinnamon sugar mixture (1 tbsp sugar mixed with 1 tsp cinnamon)
  5. Bake in a pre-headed oven at 350F for 55-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. 

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I just had to have some of this cake. It is pretty late at this end, so I had it with a cup of chamomile tea. Supposedly, chamomile tea makes you sleepy…but I don’t know if that’s true or not. I’ve never had a problem falling asleep, even if I drink coffee all day. I can just tell myself to go to sleep and it happens!

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My mom will be taking some of this cake to work tomorrow. She hasn’t tried it yet. I’m hoping she’ll like it! It’s not very sweet so I am keeping my fingers crossed. She likes it when I make vegan items because she can share whatever I make with her co-workers. At least half of them are vegan. 

I hope you guys like it – If you do make it! I’ll be making this again for sure…at least for myself. My mom is the one who gets the final vote on repeat desserts for the family. I think I’ll try this one out on ramekins. We’ll see how that goes!

Thanks so much for stopping by!