Apple Vegan Cake

Apple Vegan Cake

Apple vegan cake

Apple vegan cake is a delicious, egg-less and dairy-free cake. Apple Vegan Cake is easy and basic. Cake has a soft and moist texture. It is hard to believe that this is vegan.
4.65 from 14 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 8 people


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour maida, plain flour
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp corn starch corn flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup oil canola or any vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups apple sauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp powdered sugar for garnishing


  • Pre heat the oven to 350°F
  • Square 8- inch cake pan, line with parchment paper and grease bottom and sides of the pan.
  • Mix the dry ingredients together except sugar, flour, corn starch, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt.
  • In a different bowl whisk oil and sugar together for about 2 minutes add apple sauce and vanilla extract mix it well.
  • Add the dry ingredients to apple mix and mix it together gently making sure all the ingredients mix together well.
  • Pour the mixture to cake pan and bake around 28 minutes, until cake begins to pull away from sides and/or toothpick inserted in the center pulls out clean.
  • Let it sit for about 20 minutes bring to room temperature and slice the cake into 16 square pieces.
  • Before serving lightly dust with powder sugar.
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61 thoughts on “Apple Vegan Cake

  1. 5 stars
    For my first foray into vegan baking, I tried this recipe as it had straightforward ingredients and egg replacements that I had to hand. Such a lovely cake, light, moist and not too sweet for my taste. A real hit with the non-vegans as well as the vegans.

  2. 4 stars
    I loved this cake. It’s simple, delicious and very moist. My only problem was with the baking time. At 28 minutes it was extremely under-baked. I added about 10 minutes to the time, and it was still slightly underdone. Next time, I’ll bake it longer, maybe 45 minutes. But loved the flavor and added walnuts for some crunch. Yum! Thank you Manjula for another great recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    I absolutely love this recipe! I’ve tried it twice now and it always comes out perfect! I replaced sugar with brown sugar, and used 1 TBSP of cinnamon. I’ll never use boxed spice cake again.

  4. 5 stars
    I made this last week after seeing this on your YouTube channel and here. It was fantastic!! I followed your recipe exactly, except I only had self rising flour, so I cut out the salt and baking soda (should I still add it to make it more like yours, even with self rising flour?). It had to be cooked about 15 minutes longer than listed (I think mainly due to a slight warp on my oven door, causing it to gap open about 1/16 of an inch. It still turned out done, but gooey (not the sticky, nasty way) on the inside, and crispy/chewy on the outside. I loved it!! Being a vegan for 18 years now, (since I was a teen) I’m very dedicated to this lifestyle, and love adding in new recipes. I’m making it again tomorrow, but I’m a bit low on sugar, I do hope it turns out like last time, but more cakey like yours would be fantastic too. Thanks so much for sharing this vegan gem!

  5. 5 stars
    Thanks, Manjula, for a super easy recipe. The cake turned out great. I might reduce the oil the next time, since it seemed a bit too moist. I had to bake a few minutes longer since the center of the cake took longer to set. I plan on trying pumpkin puree next time. Perhaps even a bit of oat flour and white whole wheat flour. This recipe seems very adaptable to other variations. Thank you!

    1. Aparna, coconut oil should work, you could also try peanut, sunflower or rapeseed oil, but they contain a lot of omega 6 so I prefer sticking to oils that contain less of them (if you are vegetarian you probably get enough omega 6 already)

  6. Thanks for the recipe. Made it with my 2 little boys last night. Easy to make and was delicious and moist. I reduced the amount of sugar to 1/3 cup and it turned out excellent. My Vegan friends at work enjoyed it too.

  7. Today I ‘ve tried apple vegan cake, in muffin cake pan and a flat cake pan. It was so delicious that I made it two times. So easy to make. Thank you Manjula for your receipt. You’ re the best.

    1. You can make vegan apple cake without oven, but it won’t taste very good. if you don’t have oven I recommend leaving out every thing except the apple sauce. Just eat the apple sauce. Let us know how it turned out.

      1. 5 stars
        Greeg, some cakes can be baked on low heat in the pressure cooker. That is why Sunita was asking. There is a time and place for sarcasm and this is not it.
        Manjula, Thank you for this. I made it in bundt pan. It came out beautiful and delicious.

  8. I donot want to use All purpose flour for cakes, How can I make using wheat flour ? Have tried but it does not come out very fluffy.Any tips please
    Thank you

      1. Yes you can but be careful that your oil is light-tasting, otherwise it could leave a strong olive taste. It happened to me once and it ruined the cake. But light EVO oil is fantastic for baking.

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