Easy Vegan Apple Cinnamon Cake Recipe

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Here’s an easy apple cake recipe for you! This vegan apple cinnamon cake is moist and fluffy, even without butter. It’s the perfect treat to savor during apple season!

Vegan Apple Cinnamon Cake

Experience the delight of this dairy-free apple cinnamon cake recipe that offers a classic combination of sweetness, with the comforting aroma of cinnamon and the perfect blend of sweet and sour apples.

And you won’t believe how easy it is to make this delicious, simple apple cinnamon cake. Simmer the fresh apples over low heat, mix the ingredients, and bake! That’s it!

If this is your first time, why don’t you try making this excellent dessert for your breakfast or afternoon snack?

    This recipe is for you if:
  • You love apples
  • You want to make an apple cake
  • You are looking for an easy apple cake recipe

Let me walk you through the ingredients and how to make it with step-by-step instructions. Let’s get started!

About this Recipe

  • Simmer apples on low heat
  • Baking time: 50 minutes
  • No eggs nor dairy (vegan recipe)
  • An easy and simple recipe

📋 Ingredients

Here are the ingredients (amounts are in the recipe box below).

Ingredients for Vegan Apple Cinnamon Cake
  • Flour: I use cake flour, but you can also use all-purpose flour or pastry flour (not bread flour) for this recipe.
  • Baking powder: I use aluminum-free baking powder.
  • Sugar: I use cane sugar as it contains more minerals than white sugar.
  • Maple syrup: I use Canadian maple syrup.
  • Soy milk: I use unsweetened soy milk (no sugar or flavor added). You can also use your favorite milk, such as almond milk or oats milk.
  • Oil: I use taihaku sesame oil (no smell and no color), but you can use any other oil that doesn’t have a strong smell (such as vegetable oil).
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon powder
  • Apple

If you want to know more about the ingredients (also baking equipment), see this vegan matcha pound cake recipe for more details.

🔪Instructions

Well, now it’s time to cook! You can also watch this video.

How to make Vegan Apple Cinnamon Cake

First, preheat an oven to 180C/356F.

  1. Cut apple: Cut an apple into small pieces.
  2. Make apple and cinnamon mix: Add the chopped apples, cinnamon powder, sugar, and water to a pan and mix. Then cover and cook on low heat for 8 to 10 minutes until tender.
  3. Finalize cinnamon apple filling: Complete when the apples are tender like this.
  4. Add wet ingredients: Pour soy milk, oil, maple syrup, and vanilla extract into a large bowl and mix.
  5. Add dry ingredients: Place a strainer on the bowl, and add flour and baking powder. Then, sift and mix the flour mixture roughly.
  6. Add apple mixture: Add apple cinnamon mixture to the bowl and mix.
  7. Place a parchment paper: This post shows how to prepare the parchment paper.
  8. Pour the dough: Pour the dough into your prepared cake pan or loaf pan.
  9. Bake: Score the surface with a knife or skewer and bake for 35 to 40 minutes at 180C/356F.
Vegan Apple Cinnamon Cake

Take it out from the pan, place it on a cooling rack, and let it cool for some time.

Let the cake cool completely, then cut it into pieces and enjoy!

Storage

You can store this tender apple cake at room temperature for about 3 days. Be sure to use an airtight container.

If the cake dries out, warm it in the microwave for about 20 seconds, and it will regain its fluffy texture.

For longer storage, consider freezing it. Individually wrap each piece in plastic wrap and place them in the freezer. The cake will remain fresh for up to one month.

Thanks For Stopping By!

So, how did you like it?! This is one of my favorite homemade cakes!

Indulge in the delightful flavors of this simple everyday cake, featuring the perfect blend of sweet apples and cinnamon flavor. With its easy preparation, I hope you’ll love this recipe and try it in your home. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to this casual dessert for a real treat (which is one of my favorite things)!

If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment section below!

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Vegan Apple Cinnamon Cake

Easy Vegan Apple Cinnamon Cake Recipe

4.60 from 5 votes
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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
Servings: 8 pieces
Author: JURI
Here's an easy apple cake recipe for you! This vegan apple cinnamon cake is moist and fluffy, even without butter. It's the perfect treat to savor during apple season!

Equipment

  • 1 Cake Pan 18cm/7 inches

Ingredients

Apple Cinnamon

  • 1/2 Apple, cut into small pieces
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar, 10g/15ml
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon powder, 2g/5ml
  • 1 Tbsp Water, 15g/15ml

Wet ingredients

  • Tbsp Oil, 50g/53ml
  • 4 Tbsp Maple Syrup, 70g/60ml
  • 2/3 c Soy Milk, 140g/165ml
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Dry ingredients

  • 1⅔ c All-purpose flour or Cake flour, 200g/380ml
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder, 8g/10ml

Instructions

  • Preheat oven: Preheat oven to 180C/356F.
  • Make apple and cinnamon mix: Add the chopped apples, cinnamon powder, sugar, and water to a pan and mix. Then cover and cook on low heat for 8 to 10 minutes until tender.
  • Add Wet ingredients: Put wet ingredients into a bowl and mix.
  • Add dry ingredients: Place a strainer on the bowl, and add flour and baking powder. Then, sift and mix the flour mixture roughly.
  • Add apple mixture: Add apple cinnamon mixture to the bowl and mix.
  • Pour the dough: Pour the dough into your prepared cake pan or loaf pan.
  • Bake: Score the surface with a knife or skewer and bake for 35 to 40 minutes at 180C/356F.

Video

Notes

  • You can substitute soy milk with any milk you like.
  • Ingredients: See the ingredients paragraph for more details (scrolling up).
  • *US/M conversion doesn’t work right for some ingredients, so please refer to the amount inside () for a more accurate amount.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 30.1g | Protein: 3.1g | Fat: 6.4g | Sodium: 15.6mg | Sugar: 8.5g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Vegan Apple Cinnamon Cake
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10 Comments

  1. 4 stars
    I made this recipe, for vegan customers, I did it 6x recipe. I noticed it didn’t contain enough sugar or sweetener. I modified the recipe by adding 12oz sugar. It rose perfectly. Flavors were really good. I made mini bundt cake and I’m topping some with vegan royal icing and some with streusel topping . Thank-you

  2. Hi Chef !
    Can I substitute the maple syrup for sugar instead? If yes, would it be white or brown sugar? How many grams would that be?

    Thank you!

    1. Hi Grace, thanks for your comment! Yes, you can substitute maple syrup with sugar, and both white or brown sugar is ok. It’s your preference. I would add 40g sugar for this recipe, but the sweetness is moderate, so if you love sweeter cake, you can add 50g or more. And it’s better to change soy milk to 200g as you cut down on liquid ingredients. I hope it helps!

      1. Thank you so much for the advice Chef 🙂
        I am new to vegan baking.. may I find out whether margarine can be used as a substitute to vegan butter/oil?
        Margarine is more easily available and usually cheaper than vegan butter. Same as how sugar is cheaper than maple syrup, but I understand maple is more nutritious and that’s why recommended!

        1. Please call me Juri:) Yes, margarine is cheap and easy to get because it’s highly processed food. I suggest avoiding it as it contains trans fat, which is not good for your heart… You can use canola oil, avocado oil, olive oil instead. I like using raw sesame oil (taihaku oil) for baking, but it’s not sold outside Japan. Anyway, I hope you can find an easy substitute!

          1. Thank you so much Juri! 🙂 Have a good day and looking forward to more yummy goodness on your blog 🙂

  3. 4 stars
    おいしい!
    loved the subtle flavour, great with some ocha for breakfast or a tea party 💛
    wished it would have risen more 🤔 but I guess that’s the cook’s fault rather than the recipe 😅 maybe I overmixed it? either way thanks for the recipe! 🥰

    1. Hi Tessi! I’m sorry it didn’t rise…It happens to me sometimes too. I found that it happens when I use a little old baking powder. If I use a new one, then it raises no problem. So since then, I buy a small box of baking powder and use it all before rising power gets weak. I hope that helps! Thanks for your comment!