Vegan Apple Almond Cake: A Dairy-Free Delight

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If you’re on the hunt for a delicious dairy-free and vegan dessert, look no further. This vegan apple almond cake is the perfect treat to satisfy your sweet tooth. It’s not only dairy-free and egg-free but also incredibly scrumptious, making it a delightful addition to your afternoon tea or dessert menu. Let’s dive into the recipe!

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • 150g dairy-free spread, melted, plus extra for the tin
  • 300ml oat milk
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 350g self-raising flour, plus 1 tbsp to coat the apples
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g light brown soft sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 300g Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and chopped into 2cm cubes
  • 2 tbsp flaked almonds


Step 1: Prepare the Cake Tin

  • Start by greasing a 20cm deep cake tin with dairy-free spread. Line it with baking parchment to ensure your cake doesn’t stick. Preheat your oven to 180°C (160°C fan/gas 4).

Step 2: Prepare the Oat Milk Mixture

  • Pour the oat milk into a jug and add the lemon juice. Let it sit for about 5 minutes at room temperature. This will create a thickened oat milk mixture.

Step 3: Combine Dry Ingredients

  • In a large bowl, combine the self-raising flour, caster sugar, light brown soft sugar, and baking powder.

Step 4: Mix Wet Ingredients

  • Pour the thickened oat milk mixture and almond extract into the dry ingredients. Add the melted dairy-free spread and half a teaspoon of salt. Use an electric whisk to beat everything together until well combined.

Step 5: Prepare the Apples

  • In another large bowl, place your peeled, cored, and chopped Granny Smith apples. Sprinkle them with the extra 1 tablespoon of flour and toss them to coat evenly.

Step 6: Combine Everything

  • Carefully fold the coated apples into the cake batter using a spatula. Ensure the apples are evenly distributed throughout the batter.

Step 7: Bake to Perfection

  • Spoon the cake mixture into the prepared tin and sprinkle the flaked almonds on top. Bake in the center of the oven for approximately 1 to 1 hour and 20 minutes or until the cake is golden and firm to the touch.

Step 8: Enjoy!

  • Allow the cake to cool for a few minutes in the tin. You can serve it warm or transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cool, store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to three days.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 445
  • Fat: 16g
  • Saturates: 4g
  • Carbs: 67g
  • Sugars: 30g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Salt: 1.15g

Whether you’re following a vegan or dairy-free diet or simply want to enjoy a delicious apple-infused dessert, this vegan apple almond cake is a delightful choice. Its moist and flavorful crumb, combined with the natural sweetness of apples and the subtle nuttiness of almonds, will leave you craving another slice.

For more delectable recipes and culinary inspiration, be sure to visit Crooked Beverage Co. Happy baking!

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