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Apple Cake

It’s apple cake season! Fall is in full swing and winter is around the corner, and I don’t know about you but when the weather cools down and it begins to be really brisk outside I need something cozy and spicy to warm up. So, when I first tried this apple cake recipe I was looking for a way to use up all the apples that I had in my fridge. I wanted to try something different without baking my usual apple cake recipe over and over again. The cake I was looking for had to be simple but quite amazing and that is what this cake is all about! It’s moist and in a simple way spicy enough to count as a fall/winter treat. If you are looking for a cake to brighten your mood, cozy up or even invite your family for some cake tea, I hope you will make this cake and fall in love with it as I did!

Apple Cake Ingredients

This recipe requires simple ingredients which you will most likely already have in your pantry!

  • Apples - What would an apple cake be without the apples?!

  • Oat and All-Purpose Flour - This mixture gives the cake the perfect moisture and fluffiness!

  • Cinnamon - My favorite spice and perfect for a snug - fall - feeling.

  • Pecans - You don't need much but they are great for some extra crunch on top of your fresh apples. But if you would like to use other nuts feel free to do so!

  • Margarine - For richness!

  • Cane Sugar - Adjust for desired taste - I would recommend that you use cane sugar as, for example, maple syrup or any other syrup would be too runny for the batter.


Easy - two 8x8 in baking pans - 1 hour
  • 5 large apples, chopped

  • ½ lemon, juiced

  • 1 cup oat flour

  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour or Whole wheat

  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder

  • ½ tsp baking soda

  • 1 pinch of salt

  • 1 pinch of cinnamon

  • 1 ¼ cup rice milk - or any other alternative milk

  • ¾ cup margarine, melted - and 1-2 tablespoons to grease the pan

  • 1 tbsp apple vinegar

  • ¾ cane sugar

  • ⅓ cup pecans - depending on how much you like for your topping


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 °F.

  2. Chop the apples and squeeze your lemon.

  3. Place the apples in a medium bowl and stir in some lemon juice and let them sit while you make your batter.

  4. In a large bowl whisk together all dry ingredients.

  5. Then either in a separate bowl or right on top of the dry ingredients add the wet ingredients. Combine everything with a whisk, no need for any electric tools!

  6. Prepare your baking pan by greasing it with margarine. Then, pour in the batter and evenly put the chopped apple pieces on top.

  7. Before you pop the cake into the oven, crack the pecans (either chop them with a knife or crack them with your hands) and sprinkle them on top of the cake.

  8. Bake until the center is through, about 40 minutes.

  9. Serve and enjoy!

Apple Cake Tips

  • Dry and Wet Ingredients - Separately mix the dry and wet ingredients before you stir them both together.

  • Firm Apples - I would recommend using firm apples so that you hold their shape even after you baked the cake.

  • Batter - Add more milk if the batter is still too firm. It shouldn’t be too runny but also not too firm!

  • Don’t over-mix the batter - This rule can be applied to every baked good. You just want it to be combined and that’s it.

  • Prevent the Cake from Sticking - Use some extra margarine to grease the pan so the batter won’t stick!

  • Oat flour - You can make your own oat flour!

  • Bake and Cool - The batter surrounding the apples might be a bit moist but that’s okay! Just let it cool for 10 minutes before you serve the cake.


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