Apple Cake with Cinnamon and Walnuts (Best Fall Dessert Idea)
Super moist and fluffy vegan apple cake with cinnamon is the best fall dessert recipe idea. Healthy, eggless, dairy-free, refined-sugar-free treat the whole family will love.
Happy news, apple lovers, I have the most delicious autumn cake for you.
In essence, to taste this fall season in every single bite. A bite packed with the juicy sweetness of green apples, crunchy walnuts flavored with a hint of aromatic ground cinnamon spice.
After all, a warm cup of tea and a fragrant piece of freshly baked cinnamon apple cake are always welcomed for breakfast, brunch, afternoon snack, or a weeknight treat.
Eggless Apple Cinnamon Cake without Milk or Sugar
Do you know why I love this simple snack apple cake? It’s all naturally sweetened with pleasantly sweet bananas and maple syrup mixed with deliciously nutty spelt flour.
I know. You don’t believe me.
How can this mouthwatering perfection be made with no need for eggs, sugar, butter, or even milk? How can it be so light and airy without eggs, butter, or sugar? What if I tell you that you don’t need even an electric mixer, too?
I’m sure you’re going to love it as much as my family and guests do. They can’t resist but to ask for one more slice… or two actually 🙂
To point out, this fruity vegan cake is entirely guilt-free. Now, you can indulge and satisfy your sweet tooth (and conscience) without any regrets!
Ingredients for this Easy Fall Dessert with Apples
You’ll need basic pantry staples to bake this simple everyday cake. This vegan fruity cake recipe uses only vegan-friendly, plant-based ingredients, all good for you. You’ll need:
- Green apples (You can use any kind of apples you like)
- Ripe bananas
- Spelt flour (You can use all-purpose, cake flour or gluten-free flour as well)
- Flax egg (I used golden flaxmeal, hence the golden-yellowish color of the vegan-egg)
- Maple syrup
- Raw walnuts
- Sunflower oil (or any vegetable oil)
- Sprinkling water
- Ground cinnamon
- Pure vanilla extract
- Baking powder, baking soda, salt
As always, you can find the full recipe with a list of ingredients with measurements in a printable recipe card at the end of this post.
How to bake easy apple cake with cinnamon and walnuts
Time needed: 50 minutes.
How do you make cinnamon apple cake from scratch?
This easy cake recipe is best for beginner bakers. It’ll definitely yield the most tender cake ever! It’s so easy to make it from scratch. Nothing complicated here! Surely, you’ll impress your husband, kids, friends, everybody that’ll taste this indulging spongy apple cake.
- Chop up the apples
First, peel, core, and cut the apples into small pieces. Prepare your flax egg (1 tbsp flaxseed meal + 3 tbsp water).
- Chop the walnuts
On a wooden board, chop the raw walnuts.
- Prepare the pan and oven
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400°F / 200°C. Lightly grease round baking pan. Dust it with a tablespoon or two of flour, turn the pan upside down and tap gently to remove any unnecessary flour.
- Mix dry ingredients
Next, in a big bowl, combine spelt flour, ground cinnamon, baking powder, and baking soda. With a wooden spoon, mix it well together. Add chopped apples and walnuts. Gently toss everything together.
- Mix wet ingredients
After that, in another bowl, with a fork mash well bananas. Add flax egg, maple syrup, sunflower oil, sprinkling water, and vanilla extract. Stir briefly to combine.
- Combine everything and bake
Finally, add wet ingredients into the bowl with dry ingredients and gently mix everything together. Be very careful not to overmix the batter. Otherwise, your cake would be thick and dense.
Transfer the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle unrefined brown sugar on top for a golden crunchy crust if you like. This is totally optional.
Bake for 35 minutes at 400°F / 200°C or until an inserted toothpick or a skewer in the middle comes out clean.
- Enjoy your homemade apple cake
Transfer to a wire rack and let it cool slightly before slicing. Serve warm or cold, with a cup of tea or coffee and peanut butter (this combo is fantastic!). Drizzle with some maple or agave syrup if you like (for additional sweetness because this cake is sweet but not overly sweet).
For the purpose of this recipe, you can use any kind of apples you have at home. Just keep in mind that the sweetness of the cake may vary depending on the types of apples you’ll use. I used Granny Smith apples because I find their slightly tart flavor perfectly matches the banana and maple syrup’s sweetness. But if you like your cake to be extremely sweet choose sugary-sweet apples like Fuji, Ambrosia, or Gala apples.
Sure, you can use naturally gluten-free flour instead spelt flour to bake this yummy apple cake.
Absolutely! This winning recipe for apple cake with cinnamon and walnuts uses vegan flax egg instead of a regular egg. Yet it has a soft and fluffy texture and the taste of every bite is a pure delight.
Why you’ll love this breakfast apple cake with cinnamon? It’s:
- Loaded with fresh apples
- Scrumptious make-ahead coffee cake
- Contains no sugar
- Super tasty!
More Vegan Dessert Ideas
- Quick chocolate avocado pudding
- Adorable coconut-date balls (5 ingredients only)
- Soft apricot cake that melts in your mouth
- 15 minute no-bake tahini cookies (gluten-free)
- 5 minute vegan DIY dark chocolate
- GF carrot-pinneaple muffins
- Unique chocolate vegan cake with carob powder
Made this lovely apple cake with cinnamon and walnuts? If yes, please rate it, leave a comment below, and share your photo on Instagram with the tag @go_eatgreen and hashtag it #go_eatgreen. I would love to hear about your experience and your comments just make my day!
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