Sunday, January 24, 2010

Vegan Apple Cake



Readers of this blog will know that I am mildly obsessed with apple cakes. I had HUGE cravings for them while pregnant and I am still searching for the right taste. I made up this recipe in an attempt to get what I am looking for. Did I succeed? YES! It’s the nearest in taste to my mother’s cake that I’ve yet had. It is not a very sweet cake (I am on a health kick so I put in v little sugar and v little fat) but it is really delicious. It's more of a loaf, really. And it's so healthy! My mother famously used to ‘forget’ to put sugar in apple tarts. She will love this cake/loaf which I will have to bake for her asap.

250 g of wholemeal self raising flour
2 med/large cooking apples
1 tsp mixed spice
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp NoEgg mixed with 2tblsps water (or 1 beaten egg for non vegans)
200 mls of soya milk
50 g of light brown sugar
1 tblsp vegetable oil
30 g flaked almonds


  • Preheat the oven to 160˚C
  • Grease a 2lb loaf tin (or line with paper liner)
  • Peel the cooking apples and chop into small pieces
  • Sprinkle the cinnamon on the apples
  • Mix flour, sugar and spice
  • Make the NoEgg mix as per pack
  • In a jug, mix together the soya milk, oil and NoEgg mixture
  • Make a well in the flour and beat in the milky mixture
  • Fold in the chopped apples
  • Pour the mixture into the loaf tin. Gently shake to flatten the top
  • Sprinkle with the flaked almonds
  • Bake for an hour in the top of the oven. Move down a shelf if top browning too quickly.
  • Test with a  skewer to see if it is baked through
  • Cool the cake in the tin

5 comments:

Colleen said...

That looks AMAZING. I will try that ASAP.

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Cool, Colleen. It is quite loaf-like (ie not very sweet) but I like that. You could always add more sugar if you like things sweeter.
Nuala x

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Ooooh, I see you are from Toronto. If you come back, please let me know of the best vegan eateries there - we are going there in June!

Colleen said...

Hi there,

I've responded to your question about restaurants on the TVA resource centre blog.

If you want to email me with any questions, etc about veg Toronto, please feel free! Colleen at bookphilia dot com

Cheers!

Colleen

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Thanks Colleen!