Easy Vegan Apricot Cake Recipe

Easy Vegan Apricot Cake Recipe
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Vegan apricot cake recipe with fresh raspberries is an easy and delicious must-make summer dessert. Super simple and flavorful coffee cake.

Simple vegan apricot cake recipe as a summer dessert or snack. Perfect sweet treat with fresh fruit.

Have a free afternoon? Bake! Make this quick and easy apricot cake together with your kids. They will be excited to learn new skills and have a great time together with you, too!

Fresh Apricot Cake with Raspberries

Egg-free, moist and super delicious summer fruit cake with apricots and raspberries

Enjoy the unique flavor of fresh apricots in this extremely sweet and indulgent vegan apricot cake made with few ingredients. The ideal orange color makes this eggless apricot cake recipe a delightful healthy treat for kids of all ages. In fact, this basic cake recipe has no fancy or difficult steps to make, it’s perfect for beginner bakers.

The summer season is a wonderful time to eat and use up all those fruits God blesses us all year round. Although I prefer to eat them whole, sometimes I desire to bake some good, low-sugar cake with them that will satisfy my sweet cravings in a healthy way. And this ckae fulfills all my conditions! It’s the ultimate dessert to serve with a cup of tea, coffee, or a refreshing smoothie. Just like these gluten-free chocolate strawberry muffins!

Quick and easy to make vegan dessert cake with fresh apricots and raspberries with soft and moist texture.

This yummy Austrian dessert, also known as Marillenkuchen tastes like pure summer! I made a few changes, so to say, veganized it, and it appeared to be the most beautiful treat or snack without eggs or dairy that quickly comes together in just one bowl. And it always turns out great!

Ingredients You’ll Need:

This fresh apricot cake recipe is the perfect balance of sweet and tart. Truly, this soft and moist coffee cake is the most desirable snack for a summer afternoon! No eggs, no butter, no milk, no problems! That sounds like a good idea, don’t you think?

Simple ingredients for baking summer apricot cake that is vegan-friendly, egg-free, dairy-free and low in sugar.
  • Fresh apricots
  • Fresh raspberries (you can use frozen as well)
  • Whole-wheat flour (or all-purpose flour)
  • Granulated sugar
  • Sparkling water
  • Any neutral vegetable oil (I used sunflower oil)
  • Baking powder
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting (optional)
  • Pinch of 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.

No eggs, no butter, no dairy milk summer coffee cake with fresh apricots and raspberries.

Time needed: 50 minutes.

How to make vegan apricot cake from scratch?

This vibrant cake topped with fresh juicy raspberries is ridiculously easy to make. In the recipe card below, you’ll find step-by-step pictures of how to make and bake your tender apricot cake.

  1. Make apricot puree

    First, start by preheating the oven to 350°F / 180°C. Then make the apricot puree. Place apricots (cut in half and seed removed) in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth (30 seconds to 1 minute, depending on the power of your processor) and set aside.

    Apricot puree made from fresh apricots

  2. Mix dry ingredients

    After that, in a large bowl, mix dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, and a pinch of salt.

    Dry ingredients needed for baking apricot cake

  3. Mix wet ingredients

    Next, in a separate bowl mix sparkling water and oil.

    Wet ingredients for apricot cake recipe.

  4. Combine apricot puree with wet ingredients

    Gently pour out apricot puree in the bowl with wet ingredients. Mix well to combine.

    Apricot puree mixed with wet ingredients for making summer cake recipe

  5. Combine everything

    Then, gradually add dry ingredients into to bowl with the wet ingredients. Mix until all is well combined. Don’t overmix because overmixing prevents the cake to be soft and tender. Once you made the batter, transfer it to a lightly greased non-stick tart pan (approx. 10 inches / 25 cm) or any round baking pan and top it with fresh or frozen raspberries (gently pressed in the batter).

    Wet and dry ingredients combined for baking easy and delicious apricot cake.

  6. Bake it

    Bake the cake at 350°F / 180°C for about 40 minutes. The check if the cake is done, do the cake test. Simply insert a toothpick or a skewer before you remove it from the oven. It should come out clean or with very few moist crumbs. Let it cool for 15 minutes, then you can dust it with powdered sugar (this step is optional).

    Vegan apricot cake butter poured out in a baking pan.

  7. Serve and enjoy

    You can serve this tasty vegan cake with a cup of coffee or tea immediately! If you have any leftovers, make sure the cake is completely cooled and keep it in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. In warm conditions, store it in a fridge.

    Super moist vegan apricot cake recipe with fresh raspberries for summer dessert or snack.

This Vegan Apricot Cake is:

Best summer cake dessert - vibrant vegan apricot cake in tart pan ready to be served as a sweet treat with a cup of coffee and tea.
  • Full of flavor
  • Dairy-free
  • Nut-free
  • Egg-free
  • Fruity
  • Summery
  • Versatile
  • Bursting with apricot flavor in every bite!

How to Store Apricot Cake

Easy and super moist summer coffee cake with fresh apricots and raspberries.

Store any leftover apricot cake in an airtight container, at room temperature. Or keep it in the fridge for a couple of days later. I recommend you remove it from the refrigerator at least half an hour before serving so it comes to room temperature and gets that beautiful soft texture.

Fresh juicy apricots in a plate
Do you peel fresh apricots?

No, you don’t need to peel fresh apricots. The best way to eat apricots is to wash them under cold water and enjoy them whole, without peeling. Just remove and discard the seed that’s in the middle of the fruit.

What can I do with too many fresh apricots?

Make this mouthwatering apricot cake, add them to your favorite fruit salad, smoothies, make a jam, or simply eat them fresh. They are very nutritious and full of powerful antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Moreover, they contain a large amount of plant fiber and promote good gut and eye health while low in calories and fat.

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Vegan apricot cake with fresh raspberries on wooden table.

Easy Vegan Apricot Cake Recipe

Marinela
Vegan apricot cake recipe with fresh raspberries is an easy and delicious must-make summer dessert. Super simple and flavorful coffee cake.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Austrian, Vegan
Servings 8 slices
Calories 260 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender or food processor
  • Non-stick tart pan or round baking pan (approx. 10 inches / 25 cm)

Ingredients
  

  • 8-10 fresh and ripe apricots, blended into a puree (aproximatelly 1 cup apricot puree)
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries (you can use frozen as well)
  • 2 cups whole-wheat flour (all-purpose flour will do fine, too)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (add more sugar if your apricots aren't so sweet)
  • 1 cup sparkling water (room temperature)
  • 1/3 cup sunflower oil (or any neutral vegetable oil) + more for greasing the pan
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar, for dusting after the cake is cooled (optional)

Instructions
 

  • First, start by preheating the oven to 350°F /180°C. Then make the apricot puree. Place apricots (cut in half and seed removed) in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth (30 seconds to 1 minute, depending on the power of your processor) and set aside.
    Apricot puree made from fresh apricots
  • After that, in a large bowl, mix dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, and a pinch of salt.
    Dry ingredients needed for baking apricot cake
  • Next, in a separate bowl mix sparkling water and sunflowerr oil.
    Wet ingredients for apricot cake recipe.
  • Gently pour out apricot puree in the bowl with wet ingredients. Mix well to combine.
    Apricot puree mixed with wet ingredients for making summer cake recipe
  • Then, gradually add dry ingredients into to bowl with the wet ingredients. Mix until all is well combined. Don’t overmix because overmixing prevents the cake to be soft and tender. Once you made the batter, transfer it to a lightly greased non-stick tart pan (approx. 10 inches / 25 cm) or any round baking pan and top it with fresh or frozen raspberries (gently pressed in the batter).
    Wet and dry ingredients combined for baking easy and delicious apricot cake.
  • Bake the cake at 350°F / 180°C for about 40 minutes. The check if the cake is done, do the cake test. Simply insert a toothpick or a skewer before you remove it from the oven. It should come out clean or with very few moist crumbs. Let it cool for 15 minutes, then you can dust it with powdered sugar (this step is optional).
    Vegan apricot cake butter poured out in a baking pan.
  • Let it cool and serve this tasty vegan cake with a cup of coffee or tea immediately! If you have any leftovers, make sure the cake is completely cooled and keep it in an airtight container at room temperature forup to 2 days. In warm conditions, store it in a fridge.
    Super moist vegan apricot cake recipe with fresh raspberries for summer dessert or snack.

Notes

  • If your apricots are underripe or aren’t so sweet, feel free to add a couple of tablespoons of sugar for an extra sweet taste.
  • Or you can dust the cake with more powdered sugar if you like.
  • This recipe is so versatile, so instead of apricots, you can use peaches, apples, plums, or pears.
  • Instead of raspberries, you can top the cake with strawberries, blackberries or blueberries.

Nutrition

Calories: 260kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 5gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gSodium: 166mgPotassium: 212mgFiber: 4gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 679IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 106mgIron: 1mg
Keyword apricot recipes, easy, eggless, fresh, no butter, no eggs, no milk, simple, vegan apricot cake
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A slice of best apricot cake baked with fresh raspberries

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