apple cake recipe with step by step photos – a vegan and easy apple cake recipe. this apple cake was so good with moist and soft chunks of apples…. that as soon as it was baked we finished it. i only had two slices left of the cake to take the final pic.
this apple cake is made with 1:1 ratio of whole wheat flour and all purpose flour (maida). a very light and low fat cake without the use of butter or too much oil. i have just used 1/4 cup oil in the cake.
i get many queries asking me which whole wheat flour i use to make cakes or breads. i use atta or the whole wheat flour made with durum hard wheat. this is the same flour that we use to make rotis or parathas. i use organic whole wheat chakki ground atta which is basically stone ground flour.
i have added coconut sugar in the cake, which gave the cake an earthy flavor. coconut sugar tastes similar to palm jaggery. if you have coconut sugar than do add it to the cake. also powdered palm jaggery would work good. the cake would also taste good with brown sugar or powdered sugar. this is also a spiced apple cake and cinnamon and nutmeg add a lot in terms of aroma to the cake.
this apple cake recipe is adapted from my earlier apple upside down cake recipe. a simple and easy recipe where you just need to mix the ingredients with a spatula or spoon. no creaming, no using electric gadgets etc. the cake can also be made with peaches, plums, pineapples or even cherries. just make sure that the fruit is sweet. or you can lightly cook the fruits in sugar syrup or macerate them in sugar. pineapple, plums or peaches can give a sour and tart taste in this sweet cake, which may not go well with some folks.
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INGREDIENTS FOR apple cake
dry ingredients for apple cake
- 1 medium sized apple - peeled, cored and chopped
- 1 cup whole wheat flour (atta)
- 1 cup all purpose flour (maida)
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg powder
- ¾ cup coconut sugar or regular powdered sugar or palm jaggery or organic unrefined cane sugar - adjust as required
- a pinch of salt
wet ingredients for apple cake
- ¼ cup oil
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract or powder
HOW TO MAKE apple cake
making batter for apple cake
- sieve all the dry ingredients first, except the sugar and chopped apple.
- add the chopped apples and stir in the sieved flours.
- now add the sugar and mix it well.
- now add the wet ingredients one by one.
- stir well so that there is a uniform mixture.
- now add the lemon juice and give a quick stir so that the lemon juice is incorporated well in the cake batter.
baking apple cake
- pour the batter into a greased cake tin.
- bake apple cake in a preheated oven for 45-50 mins at 180 degrees C/356 degrees F or more till a tooth pick inserted in the apple cake comes out clean.
- unmold and cool on a rack.
- serve the apple cake cake warm or when cooled with tea or coffee.
how to make apple cake recipe
1: sift the flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon powder, nutmeg powder, salt in a bowl. add the peeled & chopped apples and mix them in the flour.
2: add the coconut sugar (or regular powdered sugar) and mix well. mine had lumps which i broke with the spoon while mixing.
3: add the oil, water and vanilla. stir well so that the mixture is uniform.
4: lastly add the lemon juice and give a quick stir.
baking apple cake
5: pour into a prepared cake tin. tap the sides to allow the bubbles to escape.
6: bake apple cake in a preheated oven for 45-50 mins at 180 degrees C till done or more till a tooth pick inserted in the apple cake comes out clean.
7: once done, unmold and place the apple cake on a rack to cool. the apple cake can be served warm or at room temperature with tea or coffee. you can also tightly wrap the apple cake in a cling film or keep the cake in an air tight box and refrigerate.